A Message from Editor and Publisher Patricia G. Horan

patriciamainWelcome to Our New Website, Combining PatriciaHoran.com With TheRoundHousePress.com.

We also have a new address in Asheville, North Carolina and a new dedication to our mission.  I’ll let our mission be described by an author we are very proud of, poet Beverly Reed Scott of Chicago.

“Patricia Horan has the eye, mind, and heart that allow her to find talented writers in places others would never think to look.”

No tribute could ever be more gratifying to a publishing veteran always on the lookout for hidden genius. This link will take you to information about the editing expertise I offer you, no matter how your book will finally be published. A professional edit is the best gift you can give to your manuscript, and these days it will be demanded of you no matter where your work is placed. To find out how I can be of help, click here.

Welcome also to the new RoundHousePress.com!

We are a small indie book publisher working hand in hand with our adventurous authors. There are upsides and downsides to independent publishing. Freedom, autonomy, the fearless pursuit of bold messages and author participation in creative decisions are some of the positives.

Click here for more info on The Round House Press.




Editor and publisher Patricia Horan was the founding editor-in-chief of a longstanding Crown/Random House division. She has also edited books and magazines for Viking, Penguin, Time-Life, Watson-Guptill, Times Mirror, Rupert Murdoch, Marshall Cavendish and many others.

Art Director, Beth Shaw, who works out of Munich, Germany, is the creator of our first extraordinary book cover, for Healing Cancer Peacefully: A Memoir.  She attended Silvermine College of Art in New Canaan, CT, and after a year of concentrating on the fine arts in LaCoste, France, went on to New York City’s New School to study Graphic Design.

  • Patricia Horan was indispensable in supporting my goal of publishing. She gave focus and organization to my writing. Without her encouragement, clarity, vision and editing, there would have been no book. I am deeply indebted to her for her tremendous help.

    Carol Scofield, author of The Island Maneskootuk: A Family Saga on Maine's Rangeley Lake
  • I do want to go for it, working with you. You offer a rare combination of professional knowledge and personal support.

    Peter N., Author, New York City, Jan 17, 2010
  • Patricia Horan is a skilled editor and talented writer with many impressive credits. But she is also skilled psychologically in helping writers navigate through the sometimes emotional process of crafting their books. Few editors will take the time to put themselves into the mind and heart of the writer in order to bring out the best book possible.

    Antonia Shoumatoff, Freelance Writer, Dutchess County, NY
  • Patricia Horan is hands down the best editor I have ever worked with. She is brilliant, witty, exceedingly articulate, and her turn-around time is always impressive. She co-created and named our on-line-newsletter, The TriArts Trumpet, and continues to write and edit stories that are always eagerly anticipated. She is intuitive to our needs and can take the barest thread of an idea and turn it into something facinating to read.

    Alice Bemand, Executive Director, TriArts Theater, Sharon, CT
  • Patricia's expertise, knowledge and encouragement have been invaluable in my work. I highly recommend her experience and support when a successful outcome is the goal.

    Alicia North, Editor & VP Northeast Herbal Association Northeast Herbal Association Journal