Goddess Fish Promotions Tenth Anniversary

Welcome to the Goddess Fish Promotions Tenth Anniversary Month Long Celebration!

Who is Goddess Fish Promotions? And what do we do? We’re glad you asked!

We didn’t want your visit here to be dry and boring, so we decided to have a poetry competition and put what we do into verse. Here are the initial entries:



Roses are Red.

Violets are Blue.

I’m awful at poetry.




We can edit your book

find things you didn’t see

It will be fun to look

at the changes from me.


Yeah, for some reason, Judy won!

Even better, her poem is correct. We DO offer editing as one of our options. Here are a couple of testimonials from clients:

I worked with Marianne on a complete edit and was very happy with the results. Her feedback was clear, easy to follow, and she probed on things I hadn’t thought of. She was also responsive whenever I had questions and helped me work through a few issues. Her feedback and guidance improved the quality of my manuscript, all at a very fair price. I’m working on my next book and plan to use their services again.

-J B Glazer, author, In Search of Mr. Anonymous


Choosing the right editor for a project is incredibly important to an author. Let’s face it, we want the best for our books. When I was considering editors for my first indie-published book, Regenerate, I naturally thought of Goddess Fish Promotions–and I’m so glad I did.

Marianne Arkins and Judy Thomas are incredibly attentive and professional during the entire editing process. Their input was invaluable and the story is much stronger because they cared enough to help unsnarl plot points and find order in the chaos..

I can’t wait to work with them again. Truly, a top-notch editorial team! – Sarita Leone, award-winning author of Regenerate

We also offer Virtual Book Tours, Graphic Design, Social Media Promotion and more. You can see more testimonials here.

We hope you enjoyed getting to know us a little (more information is below) and we’d like to do the same. We’d LOVE to see a little poem that tells us a bit about you in the comments. We’ll be awarding random book giveaways and $5 Amazon GCs to some of the best poetry we find. It might not be at every stop, but when something really makes us smile, we’ll reward it! Come on, be daring…

And now, more about us:


About Goddess Fish Promotions

Goddess Fish Promotions was established October 14, 2008. Why? Well, when Marianne became a published author and got her the first taste of trying to promote a book on a budget, there was only one other virtual book tour company in place at the time, and their fees were simply too high for a small press author. After coordinating and running her own tour, she knew other authors could use the same service for a reasonable price. Thus, Goddess Fish Promotions was born.

Because both Judy and Marianne were authors and editors prior to running Goddess Fish Promotions, they approach the business with a unique point of view, and treat their clients how they would expect to be treated.

The people behind the fish

Judy Thomas

Judy has a college degree in English and she’s worked in retail, education, at her local library as well as an editor for a small press and for the now defunct ShadowKeep Ezine. She’s also a published author so can see things from both sides of the fence. In 2013, she “retired” and now spends her days helping authors make their dream come true—as well as working as much as she can with her local theater group.

Marianne Arkins

Grammar freak and coffee lover, Marianne wrote her first novel at ten years old, built her first commercial website in 2000, and published for the first time in 2006. She worked as a professional editor for just over a year, and knows what it’s like to write, edit and promote a book on a budget.

Website:  http://www.goddessfish.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GoddessFishPromotions

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/GoddessFish

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/goddessfish/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mariannejudy/

Google+: https://plus.google.com/+Goddessfish


Have you ever been in trouble with the police?

Judy:  No.  When I was growing up, my grandfather was the fire chief and everyone in town knew my family.  I learned at an early age it paid to be good because if I ever did anything I wasn’t supposed to do, my grandmama knew about it before I got home.  The fun part of living in a small town…lol

Marianne: I’d tell you, but then I’d have to kill you.  Heh.

If you were going to commit the perfect murder, how would you go about it?

Judy:  I have a friend who tells me she has 40 acres and a backhoe. Also, I’m not far from the Okefenokee Swamp and gators got to eat too!

Marianne: So many choices, so much time.. I’m a HUGE fan of crime drama (CSI, Criminal Minds, Bones, etc) and I have an exceptionally good memory… yeah, I’m making a list.  Better make sure you’re nice to me.  Plus, Judy has a friend with 40 acres and a backhoe.

What makes you cry?

Judy: I’m the worse ever… I cry at Hallmark commercials, sappy movies… heck, just ask my kids. I cried at Toy Story!  You know that scene where Buzz realizes he’s not a toy…. Chokes me up every time… here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vddEvqS6M4o. You’re welcome.

Marianne: I’m a sympathetic crier, so when someone on a show or movie cries (for a decent reason), I’ll probably be choking up with them.  And when animals die. “Where the Red Fern Grows” killed me.

What makes you laugh?

Judy: My husband, my kids, my grandkids, my silly cats.  I can find humor in the most unlikely places.

Marianne: Intelligent humor, good sarcasm, puns.  Recently a page I follow on facebook posted this and I found it hysterical:

My wife is trying to get rid of sarcasm in our house as it is “rude” and “unnecessary” my oldest, Braeden, replied with “if I get rid of sarcasm then interpretive dance is my only means of communication”



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