What is there to know about us?
Metamorph Publishing is an indie publisher founded by independent author Markie Madden as a means of self-publishing her books. Metamorph is open to assisting other independent or aspiring authors to publish as well. While not claiming to be experts, we’ve learned a lot about formatting, producing cover art, and publishing with a variety of self-publish websites. Also on the team is Natasha Madden, Markie’s oldest daughter, who is currently an independently-published illustrator. Last but not least, are cover designers Claudia Plaisted of Ceejay Designs and author Julie Nicholls!
If you need to contact use, either fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page or email us at Admin. We try to answer all queries within 24 hours.
We would like to give a very warm welcome to our new copy editor!
Gary Seaton is a retired speech writer with years of writing experience. He is also skilled in grammar and research, and has a good grasp of writing and formatting for both print books and e-book formats. Gary’s skills as copy editor are now available through Metamorph Publishing!
About Our Authors
Markie was born August 19, 1975 in Midland, Texas, but she grew up in Flushing, Michigan. While in high school, she won the National Quill and Scroll Society award for best photograph in a high school newspaper. She took creative writing and also attended a Young Author Fair. She graduated in 1993. She got married in 1994 and they now have two teenage daughters. Currently, she lives in the small farm town of Fisk, Missouri (population 326) with her family, three rescue dogs, and a horse that she raised and trained herself. She’s also won a writing contest on writers’ website Scribophile, where the assignment was to write a letter to anyone.
Metamorph’s first book was Once Upon a Western Way. It was published via Smashwords in 2012, available for Nook, iPhone, Kobo, and many other e-reader devices. After her battle with cancer in 2013, and the loss of her job, Markie turned back to writing. Metamorph has since made Once Upon a Western Way available in print, as well as published Keeping a Backyard Horse and My Butterfly Cancer. Metamorph is currently working with two other aspiring authors, helping them to become published writers as well.
Official Bio-About Markie
Marguerite Madden, called Markie by friends and family, was born August 19, 1975, in Midland, Texas. She grew up in the small town of Flushing, Michigan. While in high school, she took creative writing and was a photographer for the school newspaper. In 1993, she won the National Quill and Scroll Society award for best photo in a high school paper. She began writing her first novel, Once Upon a Western Way, while still attending school.
Markie is now married with two teenage daughters, three rescue dogs, and her horse, Athena, who is featured on the cover of her horse care guide, Keeping a Backyard Horse. She tried many times over the years to publish her novel, first on her own, and then hiring a literary agent, all without success. In early 2012, after getting her first smart phone and e-reader application, Nook, she discovered the world of self-publishing through a website called Smashwords. She finally published Once Upon a Western Way through this distributor in April, 2012.
In the late spring of 2013, Markie came down with a mysterious illness, which was ultimately diagnosed as leukemia (AML specifically). She underwent a rigorous treatment of chemotherapy, during which, at one point, her life was endangered. While she was hospitalized, an old high school friend who is also a published author reconnected with her. Since cancer and the treatment of cancer forced her out of the traditional workforce, Markie turned her attention back to the world of writing.
By December of 2014, Markie was the successful publisher of three books, her first published work, Once Upon a Western Way, now available in print as well as e-format, as well as a self-help guide to horse care, Keeping a Backyard Horse, available in print and e-format, and her cancer memoir, My Butterfly Cancer, available in print and e-format. All three will soon be available in audiobook format as well. Markie has founded Metamorph Publishing, in order to publish her own books, and she is now working with two other independent authors as well.
Currently, Markie lives in the small town of Fisk, Missouri, with her family, her dogs, and her horse. She is still writing and is working on a crime/paranormal series called The Undead Unit Series. Book one of the series, Fang and Claw, is expected to be available in late summer or fall of 2015.
Naddya Foxfire is Metamorph’s second author, eagerly awaiting the release of her debut book, Witchopedia: An A to Z Book of Shadows which is slated for release on May 1, 2015. You can preorder Witchopedia now on Kindle, Nook, iPhone, Kobo, Google Play and Google Books. Date for a print release will soon be announced.
You can find Naddya at Twitter or by contacting us.
Official Bio-About Naddya Foxfire
Even though Naddya Foxfire was born into a Catholic family, she began studying Wicca and paganism as a young adult. She founded an online group in west Texas in an attempt to find and meet other like-minded people in her area. Eventually, this group led to an organized coven called Way of the Lady, of which she was elected High Priestess. The Way of the Lady became a large group, following an eclectic (varied) path. Naddya was even interviewed by the local paper, and appeared in an article published June 28, 2009 about Wicca and paganism.
During this time, she and her husband were also raising their children in the Wiccan way. Both children are still studying the path of Wicca, although they were certainly free to choose their own path. The eldest has been formally initiated into the coven, and the youngest has dedicated herself to the coven.
Naddya loves animals and her totem spirit is the fox. Her element is Fire, and her patron deities are Thor and Athena. Even though she has now moved away from the west Texas area, she maintains contact with her coven mates, even renewing the online group with a Facebook page, and she continues to study and practice Wicca.
About Natasha Madden
Natasha Madden was born May 23, 1995 in Flint, Michigan. She’s written stories and drawn most of her life. She was accepted into Beta Club and graduated high school with honors at Twin Rivers High School, in Broseley, Missouri, in 2013. Natasha loves animals and plans to study veterinary science in college. She’s also an adept violin player, and was the only student in the history of Twin Rivers High School to ever play the violin alongside the band! She started collaborating with author Markie Madden to illustrate two indie books in 2014.
Our Cover Designers
About Julie Nicholls
Not only is Julie a talented cover artist, but she’s also an author! Check out her books Demon Within, Angel Within, and Stress Buster: Color Away the Stress, among others. Julie is an Englishwoman living in Bulgaria (I’m sure there’s a story behind that one!), and she lives with her husband and two dogs. You can find out more about her at her website! So check out some of her books!
About Claudia Plaisted @ Ceejay Designs
The new cover design for Witchopedia: An A to Z Book of Shadows, which is still under lock and key (but stay tuned for the cover reveal party ;0 ) was designed by Claudia Plaisted of Ceejay Designs!
You can find her at her website or on Facebook. She was wonderful to work with and has an active imagination! Claudia hails from New Zealand, where she works as Creative Manager at Plaisted Publishing House.
Fang and Claw
Once Upon a Western Way
Keeping a Backyard Horse
My Butterfly Cancer