Who we are:

We are a family-owned and operated publisher of young adult, kid lit, and guitar method series, publishing books to get you hooked since 2011.


We believe:

  • Good books engage, enlighten, and impact their readers.

Engage. Good books are difficult to put down. From start to finish, we don’t want to stop. We’ll put off other things and stay up far too late into the night just so we can finish.

Enlighten. Good books we get something out of. They teach us, encourage us, make us laugh, cry, or cringe. They inspire and challenge us.

Impact. Good books stay with us and even change us. The time we invest is time well spent because we are not the same person after reading them as we were before. Whether we learn a new skill, have the wits scared out of us by a scary story, or feel empowered by the triumph of character who has overcome great odds, good books have the power to change who we are and how we look at the world.

  • Good books bring people together

Books have the power to connect us to people and places near and far. They help us better understand the world we live in, and the people we share it with. They help us make sense of life, our place and purpose in the universe. They help us define who we are and who will really want to be. They help us see that we are not alone.

  • When we say we create books that will get you hooked, we mean it.

We know everyone won’t enjoy everything we put out. But we can guarantee that before we share it with you, that we have poured our hearts and souls into and worked our hardest to make it something we love, that we are proud of, and that we are excited to share with you.


Our Team

CN (Christian) James and Amy Joy are a husband-wife writing team. Meeting in graduate school, the couple married in 2006, began writing fiction just a few years later, and they have been writing together ever since. Their debut novel, The Academie, was a Quarterfinalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and became an Amazon bestseller within months of its release. Since then, they have perfected their team writing style, constructing plotlines together and refining stories through subsequent drafts until completion.

Together the couple has also created The Missing Method for Guitar Series. With a Bachelor’s degree in Music, a Master’s Degree in Education, and over 15 years experience teaching guitar, Christian writes all the content under his given name, Christian Triola. Next the lessons are passed on to Amy for formatting and design. Then, after a final edit and both are satisfied, the books are released to you.

Our team is small (yeah, there’s really just two of us). We are the authors, illustrators, designers and production team. We are the editors, web and social media designers, and marketing team. And sometimes, yes, we are downright exhausted. But creating is what we love. And we are happy to bring each new title to you.


Connect with Us

We believe in the power of books to change people’s lives, and we are happy to share our work with you. If you enjoy one of our titles, please drop us a line. We’d love to hear from you.

Best wishes,

Amy Joy and Christian/CN James