Tell-Tale Press

Genre Fiction for Readers... Editing and Publishing for Writers

Who We Are

Tell-Tale Press is a woman-owned business catering to the horror, science fiction, fantasy, and mystery genres in fiction writing.

Andrea Dawn has extensive experience as a technical editor and writer since 1998, fueled by a B.A. in English with an emphasis in literature and creative writing. She ventured into fiction editing in 2016 through her work with independent publishers and writers. She has been heavily involved in creating both award-winning and four- and five-star novels and anthologies.


Her previous work includes writing and editing public and classified documents for government agencies and corporations. She used her education to design documents and making them legible in layman's terms for the general public. She's written reports, proposals, Standard Operating Procedures, and procedural documents for OSHA, DEQ, USACE, and USAF, among others. She also works as a Transcriptionist and has been employed by such agencies as the SyFy Channel, IBM, WWE, UFC, NASA, the Arizona Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, government branches, and various Fortune 500 companies. From 2004 to 2014, Andrea published the blog For the Tennessee Walking Horse and was nearly instrumental in bringing the illegal practice of soring of the popular horse breed to the public.


Tell-Tale Press also employs multiple editors, readers, and workers to help with copy edits, slush reading, and setup and operation of our booths at conventions and events. Our thanks go to Aysheh Antuono, Christine Morgan, Dutch, Evan Romero, Jimmy Pudge, Jonathan Butcher, T.J. Tranchell, and Valerie Tvedt for their commitment and support in making Tell-Tale Press a success.

Our Work

Publications, including Editing and Book and eBook Design and Layout

The Spell Books Volume 1: Winter Holidays  - fantasy anthology

The Blood Tomes Volume 1: Winter Holidays - horror anthology

The  Case Files Volume 1: Winter Holidays - mystery/crime anthology

The Starship Logs Volume 1: Winter Holidays - science fiction anthology


The Spell Books Volume 2: Creatures - fantasy anthology

The Blood Tomes Volume 2:  Creatures, Short Stories Edition  - horror anthology

The Blood Tomes Volume 2:  Creatures, Novelettes Edition  - horror anthology

The  Case Files Volume 2: Creatures - mystery/crime anthology

The Starship Logs Volume 2: Creatures - science fiction anthology


COMING JUNE 1, 2020:

The Spell Books Volume 3: Nabu Carnevale - fantasy anthology

The Blood Tomes Volume 3: Nabu Carnevale - horror anthology

The Case Files Volume 3: Nabu Carnevale - mystery/crime anthology

The Starship Logs Volume 3: Nabu Carnevale - science fiction anthology


Editing and Evaluations for Individual Authors

Adrian Ludens

Daniel I. Russell

Dan O'Connor

D.C. Phillips

Evan Romero

Kristopher Triana

Lawrence Berry

Scott P. "Doc" Vaughn

Tommy Clark


Editing for Independent Publishers

Catfish in the Cradle by Wile E. Young

The City by S.C. Mendes/Marc Ciccarone (includes book and ebook layout and design)

The Crymost by Dean H. Wild

Eyes of Doom by Raymond Little

Knuckle Supper by Drew Stepek  (includes book and ebook layout and design*)

Knuckle Balled by Drew Stepek - multiple award-winning novel  (includes book and ebook layout and design*)

Shepherd of the Black Sheep by Kristopher Triana (includes book and ebook layout and design*)

The Snake Man's Bane by Howie K. Bentley  (includes book and ebook layout and design*)


Various novels for Jersey Pines Ink 


And Hell Followed:  An Anthology - extreme horror anthology  (includes book layout)

DOA III - extreme horror anthology, nominated for 2017 Best Anthology Splatterpunk Award from Killercon

*Asterisk indicates work was completed when Tell-Tale Press was formerly Black Heart Edits and Trench Coat Press