This is Jeffrey Keiper's second novel in his series, The Wheeler Chronicles. This novel is the continuation of In The Wheelhouse, which at the time, I considered to be one of the best novels I have been privileged to work on. This second novel in the series is an even more exciting adventure. Jeffrey Keiper is definitely an author on the move.
I began with a complete copyedit of his manuscript. Working together with Jeffrey, we massaged the manuscript paragraph by paragraph until all outstanding continuity issues were resolved. We decided to re-use the interior layout and design from the first book and we'll use this same design for his upcoming third book.
After reviewing multiple stock photos for the cover, including boats, dogs and silhouette images; none of which felt mysterious enough... Eventually we chose this stunning image combining the lake, the man and dog, and the meteor streaking across the dark sky. Bingo! [ … Read More ]
Once the design process was complete, we obtained the copyright and I assisted Jeff with self-publishing through Amazon's KDP online publishing service. It was produced as a 370-page, 5.5x8.5 inch, perfect-bound volume, as well as a Kindle version, both available online: Buy on Amazon!
July 5, 2023
"When I finished the manuscript to my second novel, Wheeler In Motion, without hesitation I went back to Phyllis Peterson and Magnolia Studio to turn my manuscript into a proper book. Phyllis did the copyediting, internal design/layout, cover art and other essential contributions for my first novel, In The Wheelhouse. Because that first collaboration was such a positive experience, it was a no-brainer to rely on Phyllis to do the same thing for the sequel.
"Once again, Phyllis read and digested the manuscript, completed the editing and offered valuable feedback that I readily incorporated into the story. We worked together to find the right cover art to capture the essence of the story as well as several of the overarching themes of the novel. She guided me through the publishing process on Amazon and helped me set up my two books as a series; she even readily agreed to read and edit my draft “series description” when the second book itself was finished.
"Phyllis is dedicated to her craft, respectful of the author’s instincts and preferences, and truly helps to generate a product of which writer, copyeditor and book designer can be proud. She is also extremely responsive and patient with her clients.
"Readers who have ordered or seen Wheeler In Motion have been uniformly impressed with the professional appearance of the book. Whether or not they like what is in between the covers reflects solely on me. But Phyllis and Magnolia Studio have certainly done their part to help me create a high-level product."
Jeffrey B. Keiper — Author and Publisher of The Wheeler Chronicles