Setting Forth



Edwin Wollet

I have worked with Katharine on a variety of my works … from poems to short stories. She listens to her writers in an empathetic, professional manner, and I am glad she is continuing to pursue her interest in helping writers author the stories they have always wanted to write.

Hal Powers

Katharine has the skill and empathy that marks superior editors, and she is willing and able to devote abundant time and steely concentration to all submissions regardless of the skill level of her clients and the quantity and quality of their submissions.

Charles C. Castle

Thank you for editing A Season’s Second Coming and for making me a better poet.

Adam Levon Brown, owner, Madness Muse Press

Katharine Valentino was one of the first editors I came across in my poetic journey. She helped me to become more serious in my writing and to improve my craft.

Jim Newell

Thanks to my editor, Katharine Valentino. Her patient guidance throughout writing, editing and publishing was essential. My memoirs are now on The book is The Valley of the Stinkin’ Horse … and Other Droll Takes, as I Remember.

Al Steinmetz

I had my book almost all written in handwriting, which almost nobody could read. Katharine transcribed it and worked with me to make some things more understandable. She also scanned and added about a hundred pictures. I’m a car guy–40 years with Kendall Ford in Eugene. My book is Cars I Should Have Kept, and it is on If you like cars, you’ll like this book.


I’m only 19, but I’ve had a sort of unusual life, and Katharine is helping me write my life story.

Julie Woods Smith Olson

I DO SO APPRECIATE all you have done for me…your time, skills, patience and friendship. My book,
To Make a Difference: A Peace Corps Memoir — Turkey 1964-66, is now on

C. Steven Blue

When it comes to grammar, Katharine knows her stuff. Katharine edited my Wordsong series, Wordsongs, Wordsongs–Too Blue and Wordsongs-3 Recovery.

Sandra Martin

I can’t write and I can’t spell, but I’m writing my memoirs! Or no, I’m just talking through my memories; Katharine is writing everything down for me and editing it.

Shelly Miller

You published my first poem ever and gently guided me with suggestions that improved my poetry. I can’t begin to thank you enough.