Who We Are

Who We Are

Jeannie Bruenning

Author – Publisher – Teacher

I began my journey as a writer in 2008. It began with a little memoir Don’t Say Anything. Once I had the finished manuscript In hand, I began to explore the next steps. And the next steps were quite intimidating, and frankly, rather frightening. I discovered that publishers are more than reluctant to even accept a manuscript from a first time author unless they already have a significant platform and had some sales under their belts. It was in the midst of this journey that I began to consider self-publishing my book and through this process A Silver Thread was born in 2009. As I researched and explored self-publishing options I learned a lot and was quite certain I couldn’t be the only first time author that had been in this place of “what next?” I then had a vision that perhaps A Silver Thread could save authors like me the frustration and intimidation of navigating the publishing process.

Today, A Silver Thread has grown into a boutique publishing company that works one on one with authors. Once an author’s vision and goals are established for their project, they remain engaged in the entire process to ensure that the finished work is more than they could have imagined. My favorite day at work, is the day an author receives the package containing the first copy of their book.

This spring we will be launching an on-line course through Teachable.com, Publishing 101 For Authors. It will equip authors with the fundamentals of the writing and publishing process from start to completion, insuring that they are making informed decisions as they enter the publishing phase of their writing.