Review from author Rosebud Turner (her second book published with MindStir Media)

rosebud cover bk2Here is the author’s review regarding MindStir Media as a whole: “My experiences with MINDSTIR MEDIA has been in a word – Superb!!!I have had several people ask me after seeing the professional result of my first book, Through Talen’s Eyes: A Visit to Grandma’s House, what publishing company I used. I gladly told them about MINDSTIR MEDIA. I wanted a company that had the same definition of “excellence” as I did, and MINDSTIR did not disappoint. The owner J. J. Hebert’s standards are evident from start to finish of each project as obvious from the caliber of people he hires and trains, to the personal interest he takes with the authors … That is why when I was ready to begin the publishing process for my second book, Through Talen’s Eyes: “Grandma, What Is Prayer?“I immediately contacted MINDSTIR MEDIA again … I can only describe my second book as beyond perfection!”

Rosebud’s experience with Kathy Lee, a MindStir Media assigned children’s book illustrator: “Working with Kathy as my illustrator for my second book, Through Talen’s Eyes: “Grandma, What Is Prayer?” proved to be a stress-free, gratifying, and rewarding experience. Although she was not the illustrator I had for my first children’s book, Kathy promised that she would work hard to make my second book seamless and “just as good if not better than the first.” As we went through the rounds of proofs, it was evident that Kathy had both the internal heart as well as the external talent to be true to her word. Once I received my author’s copy and shared it with a couple of trusted friends, I was so filled with pride as I heard the expressions of “Oh my gosh,” and “Wow’s” as they looked at the book. The vibrant and beautiful illustrations make readers want to be in the scenes with the characters said one child as she looked at the pages of the book. I did not think I could be more pleased than I was with my first book, but Kathy surpassed my expectations!”

Review from author Therese Grant



“The book proof arrived today and it really looks great! Maria came to my house and we give this a “good to go to print” thumbs up!

Please give the team a big thank you from me and Maria. We would not consider going anywhere else to have our work published. Everyone at MindStir Media involved with the publication of our book treated us like we were the only clients. The attention to detail, patience, kind replies to our endless emails and quick responses were very much appreciated.

Maria and I look forward to working with you and the team on “The Long Ride,” the next book in our series.”

–Therese Grant, author of The Adventures of Amy and Sue: The Bumpy Dirt Road

Review from author Katelyn Medlin

medlin coverWe’re making great progress with Katelyn Medlin’s new children’s book, Rusty to the Rescue, and we’re happy to announce that the plan is to release it this month, Nov. 2015. She recently saw the full cover design that her MindStir Media designer created for her book. Katelyn offered this positive response: “Wow! I am blown away… This looks amazing! I am just so happy that it’s all finally coming together. Thank you so so much for all your work. It’s greatly appreciated.”

Keep an eye out for Rusty to the Rescue later in November. As with all of our books, this one will be available at, and other fine retailers worldwide.

Testimonial from author Harold McAdams

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“J.J. Hebert, President at MindStir Media and talented staff at MindStir Media: Vision, Leadership and Professional… I am very pleased and happy with your services…

My manuscript, Alvin Stops the Bully: An idea came to me, I wrote it down, and then I re-wrote it. I balled it up and threw it away, until I decided to go ahead … and send it in. I was so hesitant while I was writing to say that “I am writing a book”… Thank you all for believing in my work.” –Harold McAdams, author of Alvin Stops the Bully


Peter Strzyz, children’s book illustration review



Yeah, I love all the illustrations and format. The illustrations really make the story.  I’ve showed it to kids and they’ve  liked it so far…” –Peter Strzyz, author of The Littlest Polar Bear

UPDATE: MindStir Media is currently working on Peter’s second book as well. He recently provided another review: “As a new children’s book author, I found it extremely easy to work with MindStir Media. They make an extremely intimidating process much more comfortable. It’s a one-stop shop for all your authoring needs.”

#1 Amazon Bestselling Author Gregory Brown, editing service review




“Stephanie (the editor) did an awesome job with the line edits.  I agree with her changes.  I had to also answer some of her questions to make a couple of changes as well…  Thanks so much.” –Gregory Brown, #1 Amazon bestselling author of New Mind, New Body: The Inner Makeover for a New You

Dana Pfeufer, children’s book illustration review

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“Everything is perfect and Beautiful!!! Tell Kathy (the illustrator) she did a wonderful job! We are very happy with everything! Thank you all so much!” –Dana Pfeufer, author of Finding Xanadu

Tanja Huston self-publishing review




“The entire process of self-publishing was my first rodeo.  Mindstir Media was nothing less than exceptional.  Their team of professional, skilled and friendly staff was evident from beginning to end.  We collaborated so well during the illustration process and the timely, ongoing communication helped move by book way ahead of its anticipated completion date.  Overall, I am extremely pleased with my first book.”  – Tanja Huston, author of Juju’s Big Surprise!

Dionne Bell self-publishing review


dionneReferring to the full cover design: “Please forgive me for sounding corny, but I’m actually in TEARS right now.  The wrap-around is absolutely amazing!!! I love it!”

And then, later on in the self-publishing process: “I received the printed copy of Golden Choices on Tuesday evening.  It looks wonderful.”

Dionne Bell, author of Golden Choices

Diana Mooremeans, on behalf of author Elizabeth Furman Eckel

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Diana Mooremeans approached us in 2014 to have us help her publish her mother’s Christmas book. Her mom is author Elizabeth Furman Eckel.

“Thanks Miranda for all of your efforts. My mom loves the hardcover proof! What a beautiful job MindStir Media did!”

Diana Mooremeans, on behalf of Elizabeth Furman Eckel, author of The Christmas Tree