Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Goddess Fish Promotions 10th Anniversary

Goddess Fish Promotions Tenth Anniversary


Welcome to the Goddess Fish Promotions 
Tenth Anniversary Month Long Celebration!

Who is Goddess Fish Promotions? And what do we do? We're glad you asked!

We didn't want your visit here to be dry and boring, so we decided to have a poetry competition and put what we do into verse. Here are the initial entries:


Roses are Red.
Violets are Blue.
I'm awful at poetry.


We can edit your book
find things you didn't see
It will be fun to look
at the changes from me.

Yeah, for some reason, Judy won!

Even better, her poem is correct. We DO offer editing as one of our options
Here are a couple of testimonials from clients:

I worked with Marianne on a complete edit and was very happy with the results. Her feedback was clear, easy to follow, and she probed on things I hadn’t thought of. She was also responsive whenever I had questions and helped me work through a few issues. Her feedback and guidance improved the quality of my manuscript, all at a very fair price. I’m working on my next book and plan to use their services again.

-J B Glazer, author, In Search of Mr. Anonymous


Choosing the right editor for a project is incredibly important to an author. Let’s face it, we want the best for our books. When I was considering editors for my first indie-published book, Regenerate, I naturally thought of Goddess Fish Promotions–and I’m so glad I did.

Marianne Arkins and Judy Thomas are incredibly attentive and professional during the entire editing process. Their input was invaluable and the story is much stronger because they cared enough to help unsnarl plot points and find order in the chaos..

I can’t wait to work with them again. Truly, a top-notch editorial team! – Sarita Leone, award-winning author of Regenerate

We also offer Virtual Book Tours, Graphic Design, Social Media Promotion and more. 
You can see more testimonials here.

We hope you enjoyed getting to know us a little (more information is below) and we'd like to do the same. We'd LOVE to see a little poem that tells us a bit about you in the comments. 
We'll be awarding random book giveaways and $5 Amazon GCs to some of the best poetry we find. It might not be at every stop, but when something really makes us smile, we'll reward it! Come on, be daring...

And now, more about us:

About Goddess Fish Promotions

Goddess Fish Promotions was established October 14, 2008. Why? Well, when Marianne became a published author and got her the first taste of trying to promote a book on a budget, there was only one other virtual book tour company in place at the time, and their fees were simply too high for a small press author. After coordinating and running her own tour, she knew other authors could use the same service for a reasonable price. 
Thus, Goddess Fish Promotions was born.

Because both Judy and Marianne were authors and editors prior to running Goddess Fish Promotions, they approach the business with a unique point of view, and treat their clients how they would expect to be treated.

The people behind the fish

Judy Thomas

Judy has a college degree in English and she’s worked in retail, education, at her local library as well as an editor for a small press and for the now defunct ShadowKeep Ezine. She’s also a published author so can see things from both sides of the fence. In 2013, she “retired” and now spends her days helping authors make their dream come true—as well as working as much as she can with her local theater group.

Marianne Arkins

Grammar freak and coffee lover, Marianne wrote her first novel at ten years old, built her first commercial website in 2000, and published for the first time in 2006. She worked as a professional editor for just over a year, and knows what it’s like to write, edit and promote a book on a budget.

If you could have one paranormal ability, what would it be?
Judy: I would love to be able to transport anywhere (or at the very least, fly).  I could visit everyone I wanted to whenever I wanted to.

Marianne: I want to teleport instantly places… yeah.  That would take the annoyance out of traveling.

If you could apologize to someone in your past, who would it be?
Judy: My grandparents for not being nearly as interested in their stories and the stories their cousins would tell when we got together. I regret that now.. I would love to know more of their lives growing up.

Marianne: My dad, for not spending more time with him after he was diagnosed with cancer. In my defense, I was pretty young, but even so it’s my biggest regret.

If you could keep a mythical/ paranormal creature as a pet, what would you have?
Judy: Pegasus… would sure beat going through the airport system to travel!

Marianne:  A dragon, maybe?  Instinctively, I’m trying to think of something that would actually be helpful or beneficial, but nothing comes to mind.

(Laura's addition to post)



  1. Thanks for hosting us! Readers, what would YOUR paranormal talent be?

  2. Interesting Q&A today. I agree that I sometimes wish I had paid a little closer attention when parents/grandparents talked about times past in their lives. Also, that I asked a few more questions about those times because my kids have questions about their ancestors that I have no answers for.

  3. Great question but oh man, if I had to choose only one... I would say I would like the ability to live forever (obvious vampire here lol)


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