Tuscany Bay Publishing began as an online magazine publisher in Half Moon Bay, California in 2007. In 2013, it transitioned to publishing non-fiction books and novels. Black Dog Publishing came into existence by the need to offer editing, proofreading and publication services to beginning and newer authors without a publisher. It’s hard enough to write it, let us help you get it on a shelf.

Having gone through the discovery process and realizing how expensive editing and proofreading can be, Black Dog Publishing has devised a simple program to allow new authors to have their books, etc., edited and proofread professionally.

So, if you’re a new writer and would like help navigating the publishing industry, feel free to email or call Black Dog Publishing. We would love to have you, but more, to help you.

With this in mind, in June of 2017, Black Dog Publishing and Tuscany Bay Publishing became Black Dog Publishing with our quality imprint, Tuscany Bay Books. Under this fine label you will have a book, manuscript, or script in which you can be proud. This is where Indie writers come to see their dreams come alive!!!

As an Indie writer, we know how hard it is to write, edit, proofread, and promote your novel, play, poetry or screenplay. Tuscany Bay makes it very affordable to have your manuscript professionally edited, and we know, if you need one thing as a writer, especially an Indie Writer, it’s a good, affordable editor. 

Our rates are simple. After an initial investment of, $250.00, our program is surprisingly easy. Tuscany Bay Books and Black Dog Publishing, based in Idaho and Colorado, has a better idea and have launched a new program to help new authors put their words to page, their book on a shelf and make their dreams come true. And at a royalty rate of 20% of earned royalties to the author – higher than that offered by traditional publishers – because we believe that royalties should flow to the author. Now, bear in mind, books you purchase directly through us or books ordered in bulk, the royalty rate does not apply. 

We even offer access to a professional editor and a book cover creator at a very affordable discounted rate for those authors who don’t wish to go through the process and expense of finding their own professional editor and cover artist, of course you are certainly welcome to do just that. Tuscany Bay’s editing services are billed out at $20.00 per hour, below other services in kind.

Contact us today for more information and how we can help get you started on the path to becoming an Independently Published Author. We offer assistance with ISBN Numbers or Copyrights, we can and will assist you with that. Give us a call and find out just how affordable we are. Please remember, it will take at least two editing and proofreading sessions to get your manuscript ready. An initial investment of $250.00, will cover your initial ten (10 ) books once your project has been completed. We’ll even give you the best advice for copyrighting your manuscript upon request.

​Our goal is to give you and your manuscript the very best service we can without taking out a bank loan and let you feel the thrill of seeing your book on your shelves and those of your friends and readers.

If you would like to query us, please do not send the manuscript unless we e-mail you to request it first. The information on how to query us can be found on our submissions page.

Our office hours are: Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (U.S. Mountain Time). We are closed on Saturdays and Sundays as well as all major holidays.






CHEERS_FROM_HEAVEN_EBOOK_COVERThe latest book from Mary Elizabeth Jackson and Thornton Cline, with illustrations by Lily Grace Jackson, will be released on Oct. 12th. Pre-orders for the e-book are available now, with the book going live on Kindle Unlimited along with a print edition, on the 12th. 

Five friends discover they are feeling uneasy emotions about a former classmate, Drew, who suddenly passed away from a dreadful disease. Each of them had mistreated him in their own way and style. Guilt soon overtakes the students, and they are guided by their teacher to visit Drew’s parents and confess their wrongdoings.

During their visit, they are entrusted with Drew’s secret locked box which he left behind. What’s inside sets the students on a life-changing journey. Drew has left these students with some unexpected notes that unites them in a way they never imagined.

They are led to grow in maturity and emotionally, beyond who they once were. The insights gained inspire not only these students to accept others and their differences but leads the whole school to follow. The mysteries continue till the very end with a final message from Drew that leaves everyone wondering can you really send Cheers from Heaven. 



NEW_ITN_FINALPeople who aren’t exactly as they seem.

Familiar places transformed into sinister voids of darkness and despair.

Stories of the paranormal and science fiction, both macabre and mystifying, that will have you hesitate in fear and awe before you step out… Into the Night.

RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 17, 2021. Pre-order for Kindle here.

“Giammanco puts forth a strong debut collection – as varied as it is imaginative – that will intrigue, mystify, surprise, and frighten her readers. Once you crack open the pages, there is no escape.” – Shawn Burgess, author of the bestselling book, The Tear Collector.



GALENS_WAY_COVER_300_DPI copyBy Richard Paolinelli

Millions of years in the future, humanity has been driven out of the Milky Way and now calls the Andromeda Galaxy home. Lost in their murky past are the tales of great knights that held the line against the invasion of a dark force until the rest of humanity could escape their doom. The last and greatest of these knights was Galen Underwood.

Long after that heroic stand, a mercenary by the name of Galen Dwyn has been hired to rescue a kidnapped princess. Enticed by a healthy down payment and a chance to settle an old score, Galen accepts the job, only to find out it’s a lot more than he bargained for.

Soon Galen finds himself weaving and dodging through a web of political intrigue as the very forces that chase him have set in motion plans that will throw the galactic alliance into civil war. To his surprise, he also finds that the rescued princess might not be quite the spoiled brat he rescued from the clutches of her keeper. Accompanied by the princess, his former mentor, and a snarky AI, Galen sets out to find a way to outsmart entire kingdoms, keep the princess alive, and avert the deaths of millions.

Of course, he’ll also learn the reasons behind his namesake’s chosen path, as he realizes that the only way to win is Galen’s Way.

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Dragon Award finalist Richard Paolinelli takes us on a grand adventure in this Space Opera offering set in the first book of the Starquest Saga. Set in the 4th age of Dragon Award winner John C. Wright’s Starquest universe that will feature several books by Paolinelli, Wright, and other authors in the months and years to come.




Lizzie the Librarian

Cover 2By Roberta Cline and Lily Grace Jackson

Lizzie is the popular self-help librarian at Reptileville Public Library.

Many of the reptiles seek help from Lizzie on how to solve their problems. One day they are greeted by a substitute at the self-help desk who tells them Lizzie has been admitted to Reptileville Hospital for an acute case of lizardnitis.

Her friends visit her at the hospital with a special surprise that will change her life forever.




Tuscany Bay Books and its authors are represented by Creative Edge Publicity. Mickey Mikkelson is the best in the business and we are pleased to be one of his clients. 





Beginning June 3, 2021, Tuscany Bay Books will become the primary sponsor of The Writers Block show on LA Talk Radio. Jim Christina, Bobbi Jean Bell (2nd/4th Thursdays only), Richard Paolinelli and Russ Avison (3rd Thursday only) will continue to host the show.


TBB Author Richard Paolinelli is planning on up to four releases in the upcoming months. Seadragon, Firstborn’s Curse, Shades (Del Rio #4) and Expanding Infinity – the sequel to the 2017 Dragon Award Finalist for Best Sci-Fi Novel – are on track for release by the end of the year or early 2022.




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