Stephanie Hurt – Romance Author

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Horseshoe Publishing




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Horseshoe Publishing was started by a self-published author and her editor/cover designer to help other authors get their books polished and looking the best they can look in order to get them published. This is the brainchild of Stephanie Payne Hurt and Kaleigh Faith Payne who have worked together on several writing and publishing projects and know all too well the complications that can arise in the prepublication process.

Our services include:

  • book cover design
  • editing
  • press releases
  • book trailer setup
  • social media setup
  • Website Design

We accept fictions under the genres of:

  • romance: historical, contemporary, paranormal, regency
  • young adult
  • children’s
  • christian romance

We offer competitive pricing. Look to the contact us page or email us at for more information and pricing details.  Visit for some of the cover designs already on published works.


2 thoughts on “Horseshoe Publishing

  1. I think my all time most common comment is that blank stare I get when I tell people (in person) that I’m a writer. I think the reason for it is the stigma that carries. For many people it means, “I don’t have a real job, I just type on a computer.” How many times have you heard people say, “I’m writing a book too”? If I had a dime every time I heard that, I’d be rich. But what that does is take the credibility out of being a writer, especially self published. It is assumed that because I self publish, that I can’t get published the traditional way. Maybe, maybe not. I like self publishing because I like controlling the aspects of my book and when I publish it. There are advantages and disadvantages as you well know. If it’s meant to be that I get a traditional publisher, then it will happen.
    Also, another response I get is, “Must be nice not to have to work.” Uh, really? That one still stuns me, but as you said, it’s because people really don’t understand the publishing process. Sometimes when I thought my skin was pretty thick, then people will say stuff like this and I realize I’m still not quite there yet. Getting there though. 🙂

    • Exactly. Sometimes I want to say, ‘you try and write a novel. See how it goes for you.’ But I don’t. As for self publishing, you know as well as I do that it’s hard work and we learn everyday new things to help improve it. Keep up the great work. Glad to hear from you. Have a wonderful day while it’s still warm here in the South.

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