New Hampshire Author Michael Charney Establishes Riddle Brook Publishing

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New publishing company to focus on what owner calls the "New, New England Writer." Will provide a platform for undiscovered talent.

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We're looking for early-stage writers from New England, writers of narrative non-fiction with an interesting story to tell, a unique style, and a passion for writing.

According to New Hampshire-based writer and businessman Michael Charney, there are many more talented aspiring writers than the conventional publishing industry can ever hope to consider. His new company Riddle Brook Publishing, plans to provide those opportunities by focusing on authors who are just starting out.

“The top ten publishing conglomerates represent about three-quarters of the market,” says Charney, founder of Riddle Brook Publishing LLC, based in Bedford, New Hampshire. “Those companies are looking for established writers or writers with a large, built-in audience. However, there is a lot of talent out there that has little, if any, opportunity to see their work in print. I hope to change that.”

Riddle Brook Publishing originally began as a vehicle for his own writing, but Charney recently decided to expand the company's mission, and plans to publish several books in 2012, focusing on what he calls the “new New England writer.”

“We're looking for early-stage writers from New England,” he says, “writers of narrative non-fiction with an interesting story to tell, a unique style, and a passion for writing.”

Charney’s own book is the first release from Riddle Brook. Chasing Glenn Beck: A Personal Experiment in Reclaiming our Hijacked Political Conversation tells the story of Charney’s three-month excursion into what he calls the political “Twitterverse,” where he tries to understand why the loudest political voices—voices like Glenn Beck’s—seem to have taken over our political dialogue. “Given that New Hampshire holds the first-in-the-nation primary, we are in a unique position to involve ourselves,” Charney says. “I not only write about my experiences on Twitter, but also about how the primary process affects us here.”

Riddle Brook Publishing is currently accepting queries for interesting manuscripts from beginning authors in New England and Charney, who reviews every query himself, promises a personal touch. “I’m going to be very selective,” he says, “and work closely with the authors who join Riddle Brook. Working with writers has long been a passion of mine, and I’m very excited about what Riddle Brook can offer.”

Authors looking to submit queries can visit for more information, or can send their queries directly to query(at)riddlebrook(dot)com.

Media: Contact Michael Charney directly for additional information, interviews or review copies. Visit us at, at the author’s website,, or via email at mcharney(at)riddlebrook(dot)com.


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