This letter is presented with regret. Without fanfare or ceremony, presenting a straightforward statement is prudent. Because of life’s randomness, we have ended the publishing aspect of Moose Hide Books after twenty-five years of enjoyment assisting authors. We now wish to concentrate on a service of mentor editing, and story editing for all future potential authors.
A note to clients that have failed to provide updated contact information, please contact us directly. Over the past year we have tried to contact all associates, yet there have been a few that we were unable to reach. For protection of your rights, it is important that you contact us.
Moose Hide Books will continue to exist under an adjusted format. We will continue to provide story-editing service, and mentor editing service. At all times we will provide assistance, insight, and industry knowledge to past and future associates. We will provide reviews to those requesting assistance, and provide story-editing and mentor service for those wishing to polish their works, and look forward to a continued association with all past, current and future associates. We will eagerly guide authors requiring answers to industry and creative writing questions, and guide authors seeking self-publishing or seeking to submit to agents and publishers. Remember that an edited and polished manuscript is essential before presenting to publishers, agents and the reading public. Garbage does not sell, and readers will be the strongest critic. We will be glad to assist you with your worthy product.
Thank you for the pleasure of reading submitted works, and enjoying the privilege to assist authors in the advancement and enhancement of their works. In the hustle and bustle of the publishing world we are proud to be the little guy making inroads with the successes of authors and their titles. Located in the hub of the great lakes, Moose Hide Books enjoys the rural life of Prince Township, just on the outskirts of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Our titles and associate authors reach world wide.
Our house will strive to support new and established authors with our story-editing, and our mentor services. It is our mandate to assist up and coming writers and established authors through our editing and mentor services and provide a review process of the work. We consider all genre of works from, fiction and non-fiction, story poetry, short stories, and theatre play works. Our clients range from first time authors to seasoned, and professional authors. We are proud to be associated with talented individuals.
People often question the name of the publishing house and often give humorous facial expressions when hearing the name. When growing up as a kid, other kids, lazy in nature, always broke long, complicated surnames down, thus every kid in my family became known as Moose, a play on the pronunciation of my last name. It seemed fitting to carry the name on and anoint the publishing house as such. The Moose is a shy, reclusive animal, although its stature in the wild is large and prominent and sometimes mystic, it is an easy-going creature. We strive to share in its similarities. Our publishing house denotes the majestic animal and the strong hide of resilience, resilience against all odds of adversity in the publishing industry, and to be proud of associate authors and their titles. Our logo depicts the animal with a humorous nature.
Richard Mousseau; At a time, Richard was like all want-to-be writers; wanting to see a story in print, to hold a book and gaze at the cover, and humbly in his mind say, ‘I wrote this.’. That point in time was forty years in the past. Knowing that success is not an overnight magical dream, he learned the trade of writing, learned the industry and strives toward success. Along the way it occurred to him, that when learning, one should also teach and share what has been learned with others. Richard developed this publishing house for the purpose of promoting his own works, and introducing new authors to the public. Having success, and approaching an age that young people consider old, Richard has now decided to concentrate on mentoring future authors, and being of assistance to past and current associates. He has dabbled in cowboy story poetry, song writing, theatre play writing and has found a comfortable position in writing adventure novels based in Northern Ontario. A side-line and a means of necessity, he is a farmer, raising, chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, pigeons, beef, and has a close relationship with pet horses and goats that roam freely, sometimes on the font yard of the house. That front yard is the rural area of Northern Ontario, so wildlife mingles as if thinking they are farm animals. Though an accomplished writer, he gains a delight when editing and assisting an author's work, and is proud to see the author and material develop.
Edmond Alcid; A shy and reclusive man, Edmond dwells in the world of writing theatre plays. Being raised in Northern Ontario and enjoying the solitude, he has no intention of leaving for the hustle of city life. This does not mean that his plays do not have the intricacies of humanity, in fact they range from the basics of simple people to the high-class. A world revolves within his mind and is transferred to the pages of plays. Observers may find Edmond, reclining and watching nature unfold, while characters live out in his thoughts. Joining Moose Hide books in the early stages of its existence, Edmond acts as Richard’s editor, and the editor of submitted theatre plays. Now, also approaching that age of retirement, he has slowed down, yet will eagerly accept theatre play submissions and provide mentor, and editing services.