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Welcome to the Goddess Fish Promotions Tenth Anniversary Month Long Celebration! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Who is Goddess Fish Promotions...

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...


Movies or TV shows?

Judy: Mostly TV shows – or movies on television

Marianne: Both.  I probably go to the movies once a month. I love Marvel movies.  I love action movies. And I’m a closet fan of kids’ animated movies.  There’s almost always something to go see! Plus: popcorn. But at home, I’ve only recently discovered streaming sites like Netflix, and I’ve been working my way through various TV shows one season at a time.

Pirates or ninjas, and why?

Judy: Pirates – for one thing, they are on boats. For another, they are half-naked ;-).  And, let's make it clear these are fictional, swashbuckling, Errol Flynn-kinda pirates.  No reality here. Fantasy all the way.
Marianne: If I say “both” again, will I be risking violence?  If I had to BE one, I’d totally choose ninja. But I suppose pirates have their place, too.  The movie kind, not the real kind, because they were pretty brutal.

Give us one piece of sage advice on relationships or life in general.

Judy:  Cherish the people you love and never take them for granted. Life is too short.
Marianne: No one is guaranteed a tomorrow. No one. So make sure the people who matter to you know it. Every day.

If you were a cocktail, what would you be called, and what's the recipe?

Judy: The Blonde Bombshell:  fruity with a hint of spice and a light alcohol that sneaks up on you. Think Long Island Ice tea, but fruitier.
Marianne: The Sassy Sarcasm: Tart with bite.  Midori, Herradura tequila and a float of 151 rum over ice (is here where I add “shaken, not stirred”?).  

And now, more about us:

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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.



For Everyone: One $50 Amazon/BN GC, two $25 Amazon/BN GCs, Two $10 Amazon/BN GCs 
  a Rafflecopter giveaway 

For Authors: 2 $10 GC for any Goddess Fish Promotions service, Winner’s choice of either a free blurb blitz (2 wk) or book blast (5 day), 50% off any tour (excludes Review tour or Full Service Tour), 4 free 25 page complete book edit, 2 Winner’s choice of teaser or social media cover graphic design 
  a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Thanks for hosting us! Readers, what kind of cocktail would YOU be?

  2. I love the questions! I would have never of thought about the cocktail one! Pretty clever! I have always wanted to write a book, but I am not good at putting words together! Thank you for all of the hard work and books 📚

  3. I enjoyed learning about the people "behind the fish." Thank!

  4. Happy 10th Anniversary and wishing you many more years ahead.

  5. do you find yourself accidentally writing about yourself a lot?

  6. Where in the world would you like to live??
    I would be a Tequila Sunrise 🌅
    Happy Anniversary 🎈🎉

  7. What is your favorite book?? If you could describe yourself with a book title, what would that title be?


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