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Powered by 20 years of experience in print and digital production, AUXmedia is a revolution, changing how creative content is developed and distributed. Combining the developmental and technological forces for the award-winning AQUARIUS PRESS and WILLOW BOOKS, AUXmedia takes creators to the next level.


Pure land by Annette McGivney

Coming October 2017

Pure Land by award-winning journalist Annette McGivney






10 am-Noon

TechTown Detroit

(AUXmedia Headquarters)

$10 Register Here

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Workshop with social media specialist and AUXmedia reviewer Leslie McGraw, owner of LesGo Social Media Marketing & Training. Leslie McGraw is a training and marketing professional with 15 years of experience in the areas of writing and blogging, online community management, training, engagement marketing, and social media marketing. She is a multimedia journalist and blogger and has done writing and content marketing for Skyword and local organizations, helping dozens of entrepreneurs find their voice online. Additionally, Ms. McGraw has taught computer literacy for Washtenaw Community College and led technology and social media workshops for the Ann Arbor City Club, University of Michigan Center for the Education of Women, and A More Excellent Way Global Ministries in Charleston, West Virginia and Columbus, Ohio. Her diverse background and people skills will help any business, young or “less young”, connect with social media and technology in a way that fits their goals.

PURE LAND National Tour Kickoff October 2017

PURE LAND National Tour Kickoff October 2017


Annette mcgivney

Annette McGivney is an experienced speaker who has delivered dozens of public lectures as well as given radio and television interviews including an appearance with Lester Holt on NBC's "Today Show." She has been a featured speaker at the Texas Book Festival, the Utah Museum of Natural History, Salt Lake City Library's Dewey Lecture Series, the Grand Canyon Association Lecture Series, the Grand Canyon River Runners Film Festival and the Flagstaff Festival of Science. 

In February 2016, McGivney was the Preliminary Speaker for the Peaks Interdisciplinary Conference at Northern Arizona University. And in October 2015, she was invited to speak at the annual Non Fiction Now Conference with more than 500 attendees.

In 2017 and beyond, McGivney will be focused on giving talks and book signing events related to her most recent work "Pure Land." In addition to discussing the book she is interested in sharing her experiences about how encounters with wild nature help heal the wounds of trauma and domestic violence.

Solomon: a fEATURE fILM

AUXmedia's Director H. Buchanan is proud to serve on the producing team for Solomon, a upcoming film set in Detroit!




Book Launch/Author Services/Marketing

Antoinette Gardner is the Author Services Representative for Aquarius Press/Willow Books. 

Karen Garette is a media relations specialist with over two decades experience with outlets such as WJLB-FM, The Detroit Film Office and the MD Performing Arts Center.

Czeena Devera has worked at Scholastic as a pre-production book planner and content designer. She is also the marketing specialist for Brave Books, a YA imprint of Aquarius Press.

Author Representative and Reviewer Monica Prince received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing with a focus in poetry from Georgia College & State University in 2015. She has been a teaching artist in Georgia, Texas, and now Colorado since 2012. Her work has been featured in The Santa Fe Writers Project Quarterly, The Sula Collective, The Rain, Party & Disaster Society, and MadCap Review. Her choreopoem, Testify, was performed by the Cutout Theater in Brooklyn, NY this past December. She currently writes, performs, and works in Denver, Colorado.

Reviewer Leslie McGraw is a poet, writer, blogger, multimedia journalist and social entrepreneur living in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her creative work has appeared in the As/Us Literary Journal. She has been the recipient of  The Leaven Center’s Eleanor S. Morrison Scholarship for Creative Writing for Social Justice, and she is the author of a poetry collection, Emergencies of the Heart (2014). As a blogger and multimedia journalist, Leslie has created content for dozens of companies, including Buyer Zone, Lifescript and Gather News and is the owner of several blogs.

Reviewer Cara Petitti is a writer, editor, and college instructor from Connecticut. She holds a MFA in Creative and Professional Writing from Western Connecticut State University and a BA in English from the University of New Haven.









Publishing with AUXmedia

AUXmedia provides two modes of production for books, Traditional and Hybrid


We are currently accepting manuscripts for our new AUXmedia line. Authors selected receive a standard publishing contract. We are interested in novel-length fiction and memoirs with a unique spin and broad appeal. Please submit manuscripts via Submittable:

·         Literary Fiction

·         Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

·         Memoir

·         Romance (Must have richly-complex characters and a solid plot. No erotica, please.)



The Blueprint by Annette Webster

The Blueprint by Annette Webster


Great for authors who desire a more hands-on and/or entrepreneurial approach to publishing. Hybrid publishing is a collaboration with AUXmedia. We work together as partners to bring your book to life and build your author platform. We also offer book launch and marketing services.