Author Resources

Pacific Grove Books and Park Place Publications is committed to helping writers hone their skills by working with local authors and editors as well as educating potential authors on different aspects of writing and publishing through various events.

Publishing Services

Patricia Ann Hamilton, Publisher, Park Place Publications

With over 30 years of publishing experience, publisher and book shepherd Patricia Ann Hamilton assists with taking your manuscript from idea to Amazon for sale, including: market research, design, layout, book covers, and photography.

Patricia is a fifth generation Californian, descended from Sylvanus G. and Jane C. Gale, Methodist ministers in the Retreat of Pacific Grove from 1890-1893. With over 30 years experience in the book industry, she has published over 200 titles in all genres and has conducted various workshops for first time writers and memoir writers. Patricia is also an author of such books as Monterey County Guides: Free and Fun Things to See and Do in Monterey County and California Healthy, an eco-travel guide that became the first ever in-room green guide for Marriott Hotels, winning the the 2008 IRWIN Award for the most creative ad campaign from the Book Publicists of Southern California. Her most recent books, Life in Pacific Grove, California and Life in Pacific Grove, California: Book 2 shares the unique experiences of visitors and residents to the small seaside town.

Contact Patricia at [email protected] for a FREE half hour consultation.

Editorial Services

Joyce Krieg, Editor and Associate, Park Place Publications

Renowned author Joyce Krieg assists with developmental editing, ghostwriting, copyediting, and proofreading. Quotes given by project.

Joyce is the author of three mystery novels published by St. Martin’s Minotaur—Murder Off Mike, Slip Cue, and Riding Gain. Previously a print and broadcast journalist in Sacramento, Joyce went on to teach classes in mystery writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz Extension, and is currently the Secretary for the Central Coast Writers, a branch of the California Writers Club. Her upcoming book, Pacific Grove at Your Feet: Walks, Hikes and Rambles, publishes April 2020.

Contact Joyce at [email protected]