About New Frontier Books
So just who are Kim Eldredge and New Frontier Books?
First off, let me explain why I’m NOT creating this website at KimEldredge.com – because it’s not about me! New Frontier Books IS about using my gifts of writing, editing, storytelling, and publishing to do something vitally important:
To take YOUR story, YOUR message, YOUR vision to the world!
- There are more stories in the world than I could possible tell myself.
- There are more books in the world than I could possibly publish myself.
- These stories NEED to be told – the books NEED to be published and read.
And I get to use my gifts to do it!
Um, yeah, I’m THAT person who remembers the most random quotes. And one of my favorites is when Hamlet is asked by Polonius,
“What do you read, my lord?”
And Hamlet answers, as he flips through a few pages:
“Words. Words. Words!”
Because words have been the guiding force in my whole life, I learned to read by three (although to be fair, I didn’t realize I was reading until I was five!) and have loved books and writing ever since. I’ve taken writing classes and workshops from some of the best contemporary teachers including Steve Orlen, Luci Tapahanso, Josip Novakovich, and more. I hold a degree from the University of Arizona in Creative Writing and Spanish.
One of the most exciting parts of being an author is getting to travel the world – and it’s all food for writing! I’ve attended writing conferences in St. Petersburg, Russia; Cardiff, Wales; Southern California, and Prescott, Arizona.
This all means I’ve spent a ton time and effort to learn how to write and practicing my craft. Which means that YOU get all the benefits of my training on YOUR project – my expertise in words gets to make your expertise in… whatever… sparkle!
My expert title is an Intuitive Ghostwriter. (yes, that’s really my title and I’m the one-and-only. The original!) What it means is that I’ve got the ability to get inside your head and figure out your message. It’s using your words and voice but applying all my knowledge to it. So if you feel you’re a really bad writer, it’s taking everything you want to say and expressing it clearly but in a way that still sounds like you!
I’m also serving as your Story Pathfinder – helping you find your way in the dark places of your project. For some, this is as simple as showing you the forest when you’re lost in the trees. A quick map view and you’re on your way.
But I also can be your book coach and hold your hand through the thickets of story.
Oh, and I use “story” to mean your unique contribution to the world of books. It doesn’t necessarily need to be fiction, although I love working with fiction authors and poets as well.
All this being said, I do primarily work with non-fiction authors. Most of my clients are in the “expert industry” and help people grow their businesses, change their lives, and expand in many ways. But I love to work with people who have something to say – and help them get their words out into the world.
While you’re thinking about it, yes, I do write and publish my own books! I got my start in publishing because I had a huge backlist books I’d written for outdoor recreation. Yep, I’d been selling them through my website and I was doing well if I was selling a few copies a month. But the emails I’d get back… I KNEW my books were helping people.
Cue dramatic music.
Now I get to share my love of outdoor recreation with thousands of people a month! (BTW: the sky doesn’t open and angels sing when you become a best-selling author, but it does feel amazing!) I’ve got a ton of titles about camping, fishing, outdoor cooking as well as some titles I just love to death, including an illustrated children’s book: Pastarelli.
A typical day finds me just as home on the computer – tapping on the keys – or hitting the trail looking for inspiration. I’m not a granola nut – I’m a desert rat who loves finding my own trail through the forest, talking to trees, skinny dipping in Arizona creeks, and bumping down dirt roads. Most weekends find my honey, Ben, and I hauling the backpacks up one mountain or another. The goal is to completely wear out a pair of hiking boots every year.
Here’s to adventure!