Halo Publishing has helped me realize my dream. The little story sitting on a shelf in my imagination for the last 15 years has been written and published thanks to Lisa Umina and her competent and professional team. I am thrilled with the final product. Watching my daughter Emma read the book to her little brother for the first time was one of the happiest moments of my life. As a first time author I have had many questions and I have needed a lot of guidance. Halo Publishing is the place to find this. Above all else, I needed a company I could trust. That trust was developed early in our relationship. If your dream is to publish something dear to your heart, look no further.
Valerie Redmond, Author of "Emma and the African Wishing Bead"
I would highly recommend Halo Publishing as your Publisher. Lisa Umina is very professional and listens to your every need. I connected with her immediately and with a name like "Halo," I had a good feeling from the very beginning! Lisa came thru on all of my wishes and she personally guided and educated me thru the whole process. I am a novice and put my trust in her. I have already received my first royalty check and am very satisfied. I have already started another children's book and would definitely work with Halo Publishing again! It has been a perfect experience!
Tami L. Hegge, Author of "Grandmother's Cancer Journey"
I can barely see through my tears. I have to keep reminding myself I did this. At this moment, with the book in my hand, I have tears of joy. I had almost forgotten what that was. Every single thing I have been through in the last 4 and 1/2 years was worth it to have this feeling I have right now. A 2 year old boy, about 15 minutes from our home, just lost his leg from a lawnmower accident. As I hand the book over to his parents, I will be overcome with sadness, but, pride. I did something that just might make their journey a little easier.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Jennifer Fura, Author of "Scotty's Way"
I found the people at Halo Publishing to be as passionate about my story as I am. They’ve treated me with great respect and professionalism from the very beginning. Their combined years of hands-on experience in the children’s literary industry coupled with their genuine concern for my success placed me in the best position as a new author.
Dawn Aldrich, Author of “Auntie’s House”
"I know I chose the right company to help me understand the complex process of publishing and marketing. You have really helped me to think outside the box. Thank you for doing such a great job on assisting me to launch my book -- I really appreciate your professionalism."
Libbi Chilia, Author of "Imagine...Amazing Me"
"I had begun to despair - between knowing more than some publishers or feeling like I was just a potential source of cash flow for them. Then I was introduced to HPI. Wow! Lisa bowled me right over with her knowledge, enthusiasm and honesty as regards my book. She has held my hand to make things happen in an orderly, timely fashion..."
Catherine Seress, Author of "The Secret Language of the Heart"
As in life finding “trust” combined with a “can do” attitude is an unlikely commodity. With Lisa and Halo Intl. they have “IT”. “It” being; trust, wealth of knowledge, creativity, honesty and a proven successful track record. Lisa’s personal mission and enthusiasm is mirrored with confidence. I am proud to be affiliated with Halo Publishing Intl. - Lisa and her team go way beyond a “typical” job description.
Sue Lundquist, Author of "I’m Thankful"
"Publishing and marketing can be a big mystery and a difficult process, but not for me. Halo took me through step by step, considered all my questions and answered ones I didn't even know I had. I feel confident knowing that my publisher was first an author herself."
Natalie Friedl, Author of "Help Me Pray Today"
"I have always had the dream of writing a book about animals. Halo Publishing made that dream come true. With the help and guidance of Lisa Umina, I was able to share my "wild" world with children of all ages. This has been a wonderful, exciting, and educational experience for me..."
Jungle Bob Tuma, Author of "BobTails"
"When I first started down this road, I did not know what to expect. I did, however, know what I wanted. I poured my heart and soul into my manuscript... The Way of the Toddler is not just a book I love because I wrote it. It is a book I love because Halo led me down the publishing Yellow Brick Road and helped me find my way home..."
Leta Hamilton, Author of "The Way of The Toddler”
As an attorney I work 50-plus hours per week, not to mention juggling family and community obligations. I had always wanted to challenge myself and write a book amidst daily life-obligations. Halo helped me take my concept, written on post-it notes and the back of envelopes, into a full-blown book that I now hold in my hands. Time for my project was limited but they sincerely, gently encouraged me along over the 2-year journey, understood my crazy schedule and provided a gateway into the unknown territory of publishing. It was so exciting to get their calls as I could hear the *sincere* enthusiasm in their voices about my project. Halo handled everything, from copyright to illustrators to editing to marketing and made me feel like a "writer." They made it simple and easy and I look forward to donating the proceeds of my now #2 Bestselling book to animal rescue.
Joy Chicatelli, author of "Bailey's Heartstrings"
My experience with Halo Publishing has been extraordinary from the very first contact. Lisa Umina is an exceptional and rare person in both business and publishing. Not only does her company offer a very unique product to authors, but personally she brings a surprising level of flexibility, candor, and genuine caring. I am very blessed that God led me to Halo!
Kevin Hrebik, Author of "The Carpenter's Shop"
Lisa and her staff exceeded my expectations. Every week, we have developed deeper into the review, editing, publishing and now the marketing and selling of Today's Heroes. The passion that I put into my book and project have been equaled by the commitment of Halo Publishing and their owner, Lisa Umina.
John Voso, Author of "Today's Heroes, Surviving With Style"
Halo has proven to be a tremendous help in the publishing of my book. They have demonstrated unbelievable patience in helping me through the entire process. They go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure I received the very best service...Halo has lived up to their reputation in every way. I couldn't be more pleased!
Pastor Thomas Bish, Author of "When the Touch of God Hurts"