What I Do

From 2015-2016, I served as Marketing Executive for former film producer, Todd R. Baker, whose novel, Secrets of Men in a Lifeboat, released from Aqueous Books in April 2016. For this and other projects, I offer the following services:

  • social media marketing
  • setting up book tours and speaking events
  • setting up conference attendance and related booking
  • querying potential blurbers
  • querying review sources
  • setting up blog book tours
  • creating press kit and related materials
  • contacting booksellers and libraries

and more.

I also offer the following:

  • web design
  • graphic design
  • book cover and interior layout and design
  • editing and manuscript development
  • setting up book distribution services

Send questions and queries to: cynthia [dot] reeser [at] gmail [dot] com. For queries, please include as much information about your publication as possible in the email.


Some of My Work on the Web

Websites I’ve Designed:

See my oil and acrylic paintings, illustrations, photography, mixed media, and digital artwork in the Portfolios section on this website.

Work in editing:
  • Managing Editor with Hoffman Media, 2016-present
  • Editor-in-Chief for Prick of the Spindle, an online literary quarterly journal, March 2007-present, editing for content issue-wide, including nonfiction, fiction, poetry, articles, reviews, drama, and interviews; www.prickofthespindle.org
  • Aqueous Books, Publisher, editing, graphic design, marketing, website, and printing, January 2010-2016; www.aqueousbooks.com
  • International Association Management, LLC, Senior Editor, editing, graphic design, book design and layout, newsletter layout, html, Feb. 2011-July 2016
  • Ghostwriter and agent liaison, memoir, private client, 2011- 2012
  • Editor and agent liaison, memoir, private client, 2009-2010, 2012
List of Books Edited & Formatted (layout):
  • Secrets of Men in a Lifeboat by Todd R. Baker (Aqueous Books, April 2016). ISBN: 978-0-692-55485-2 (hardcover); 978-0-692-55484-5 (paperback); 978-0-692-55486-9 (ebook). Topics: Fiction, magical realism, Silicon Valley, dot com bubble.
  • The Executioner’s Race by Andrew Bynom (Aqueous Books, Aug. 2015). ISBN: 978-0-692-44466-5 (hardcover); 978-0-692-51040-7 (paperback). Topics: Fiction, historical fiction, Turkey.
  • Near-Mint Cinderella by Alison Ruth (Aqueous Books, Nov. 2014). ISBN: 978-0-9892387-4-8. Topics: Fiction, young adult fiction, novel, human interest, life in Appalachia, poverty, family struggle, bullying, abuse, blended families.
  • From Here by Jen Michalski (Aqueous Books, Sept. 2014). ISBN: 978-0-9892387-6-2. Topics: Fiction, short stories, human interest.
  • American Association of Occupational Health Nurses’ (AAOHN) Fundamentals of Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing: AAOHN Core Curriculum, 4thEdition. (AAOHN Academy, 2014). ISBN: 978-0-9848861-2-8. Topics: occupational health nursing, environmental nursing, nursing practice, ethics, legal issues, OSHA guidelines, case management, changes in healthcare, professional development, leadership and management, information management, program development, safety, disability, emergency preparedness.
  • Sibs by Nathan Leslie (Aqueous Books, April 2014). ISBN: 978-0-9892387-5-5. Topics: Fiction, short stories, human interest, sibling and familial relationships.
  • Blackbird by Caitlin Galway (Aqueous Books, July 2013). ISBN: 978-0-9892387-2-4. Topics: Fiction, mental illness, youth culture, human interest.
  • A Child is Being Killed by Carolyn Zaikowski (Aqueous Books, June 2013). ISBN: 978-0-9883837-8-4. Topics: Fiction, female abduction, human interest.
  • This Time, While We’re Awake by Heather Fowler (Aqueous Books, May 2013). ISBN: 978-0-9883837-9-1. Topics: Fiction, short stories, dystopia.
  • The Sense of Touch by Ron Parsons (Aqueous Books, April 2013). ISBN: 978-0-9883837-7-7. Topics: Fiction, short stories, human interest.
  • Kabuki Boy by Perle Besserman (Aqueous Books, March 2013). ISBN: 978-0-9883837-6-0. Topics: Fiction, Japanese culture, Kabuki Theater, political uprisings.
  • The Quantum Manual of Style by Brian Mihok (Aqueous Books, Feb. 2013). ISBN: 978-0-9883837-5-3. Topics: Fiction, human interest.
  • Ebocloud by Rick Moss (Aqueous Books, Jan. 2013). ISBN: 978-0-9883837-3-9. Topics: Science fiction, technology and society.
  • Dysfunction: Stories by Annam Manthiram (Aqueous Books, Dec. 2012). ISBN: 978-0-9883837-2-2. Topics: Fiction, short stories, race relations, familial relationships, human interest.
  • The Natural Order of Things by Kevin P. Keating (Aqueous Books, Nov. 2012). ISBN: 978-0-9883837-1-5. Topics: Fiction, novel-in-stories, preparatory school, adolescent and young adult issues, familial relationships, human interest.
  • Glowing in the Dark by David Peak (Aqueous Books, Oct. 2012). ISBN: 978-0-9847399-4-3. Topics: Fiction, short stories, horror.
  • Virgins & Tricksters by Rosalie Morales Kearns (Aqueous Books, Sept., 2012). ISBN: 978-0-9883837-0-8. Topics: Fiction, short stories, religion, relationships.
  • Consonant Sounds for Fish Songs by Traci Chee (Aqueous Books, August 2012). ISBN: 978-0-9847399-6-7. Topics: Fiction, short stories, youth culture, human interest.
  • The Mere Weight of Words by Carissa Halston (Aqueous Books, June 2012). ISBN: 978-0-9847399-5-0. Topics: Fiction, facial palsy, disability, human interest.
  • The Purple Runner by Paul Christman (Aqueous Books, May 2012). ISBN: 978-0-9847399-8-1. Topics: Fiction, competitive running, London.
  • The Hound of Westover County by Glynn Custred (Aqueous Books, Mar 2012). ISBN: 978-0-9847399-1-2. Topics: Fiction, Amish life, folklore, horror.
  • The Flamer by Ben Rogers (Aqueous Books, Feb 2012). ISBN: 978-0-9847399-3-6. Topics: Fiction, youth culture, sexual identity, gender politics, pyromania, adolescence, human interest.
  • Omicron Ceti III by Thomas P. Balázs (Aqueous Books, Jan 2012). ISBN: 978-0-9847399-0-5. Topics: Fiction, short stories, mental illness, societal concerns, human interest.
  • As a Machine & Parts by Caleb J. Ross (Aqueous Books, Dec 2011). ISBN: 978-0-9847399-2-9. Topics: Fiction, experimental writing, technology in society.
  • The Portable Son by Barrett Hathcock (Aqueous Books, Nov 2011). ISBN: 978-0-9826734-8-5. Topics: Fiction, short stories, familial relationships, Midwest, human interest.
  • Float by Nate House (Aqueous Books, Oct 2011). ISBN: 978-0-9826734-7-8. Topics: Fiction, sailing, death, human interest.
  • Girl With Oars & Man Dying by J. A. Tyler (Aqueous Books, Sept 2011). ISBN: 978-0-9826734-9-2. Topics: Fiction, experimental writing, death, adolescence, familial relationships, human interest.
  • Notes Toward the Story and Other Stories by Corey Mesler (Aqueous Books, July 2011). ISBN: 978-0-9826734-6-1. Topics: Fiction, short stories, the writing life, relationships, human interest.
  • Adding Pizzazz: How to Develop a Presentation Skills Workshop for Healthcare Practitioners by Kathryn M. Adams, 2nd edition, (National Nursing Staff Development Organization, 2011). ISBN: 1-928963-35-8. (Note: NNSDO is now the Association for Nursing Professional Development [ANPD]). Topics: nursing education, program planning and development, presentation best practices, technology in nursing.
  • The Other Shore by Fred Skolnik (Aqueous Books, June 2011). ISBN: 978-0-9826734-5-4. Topics: Fiction, relationships, business, international politics, Israel, human interest.
  • The Saints Are Dead by Aaron Polson (Aqueous Books, April 2011). ISBN: 978-0-9826734-4-7. Topics: Fiction, short stories, horror.
  • Suspended Heart by Heather Fowler(Aqueous Books, Dec 2010). ISBN: 978-0-9826734-3-0. Topics: Fiction, short stories, relationships, children, human interest.
  • Night on the Invisible Sun by Alec Bryan (Aqueous Books, Nov 2010). ISBN: 978-0-9826734-2-3. Topics: Fiction, allegory, religion, death, societal concerns.
  • Grease Stains, Kismet, and Maternal Wisdom by Mel Bosworth (first publication under Aqueous Books, August, 2010). ISBN: 978-0-9826734-1-6. Topics: Fiction, relationships, human interest.
  • HiStory of Santa Monica by Michael J. Atwood (Aqueous Books, May 2010). ISBN: 978-0-9826734-0-9. Topics: Fiction, short stories, Santa Monica, acting, Hollywood, familial relationships, the writing life, human interest.
Other Publications Edited & Formatted:
  • Tampa Review Online, an online literary journal (Managing Editor, 2013-2014)
  • AAOHN News, a monthly newsletter for members of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (Editor, 2011-current)
  • AAOHN Leadership Link, a monthly newsletter for AAOHN chapter leaders (Editor, 2011-current)
  • Vision, a bimonthly newsletter for members of the Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing (ARIN) (Editor, 2011-current)
  • All Aqueous Books publications (Publisher/Editor, 2010-current)
  • Prick of the Spindle, a literary journal, print and online editions (Editor-in-Chief, 2007-current). ISSN 1940-5499.
  • Core Curriculum for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing, 3rd ed., Edited by Kathleen Gross. Published by ARIN, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-9916321-0-7.
  • American Association of Occupational Health Nurses’ (AAOHN) Fundamentals of Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing: AAOHN Core Curriculum, 4th ed. Published by AAOHN Academy, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-9848861-2-8.
  • AAOHN Journal and Workplace Health & Safety Case Management Reference: Articles appearing in Workplace Health & Safety (previously AAOHN Journal) January 1995-May 2011. Published by AAOHN, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-9848861-1-1.
  • AAOHN Journal Case Management Certification Exam Study Reference: Articles Appearing in the AAOHN Journal July 1992 – July 2004. Published by AAOHN, 2011. (No ISBN.)
  • AAOHN Standards of Occupational & Environmental Health Nursing. Published by AAOHN, 2011. (No ISBN.)
  • Adding Pizzazz: How to Develop a Presentation Skills Workshop for Healthcare Practitioners by Kathryn M. Adams, 2nd ed. Published by the National Nursing Staff Development Organization, 2011. ISBN: 1-928963-35-8.
  • Cortisol Replacement Therapy: An Educational Booklet for Parents and Children by Judith J. Henry, 2nd edition. Published by the Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society, 2011.
  • Editor for memoir, private client (2010-2012).