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About baddaybooks

Les Denton is the president of Assent Publishing, LLC, and managing editor of Bad Day Books, Assent’s horror, thriller, and suspense imprint. Les founded Assent to bring quality authors and readers together within this evolving book publishing industry. She is excited to be the only publisher to present Assent Academy, the first of its kind, which offers professionally taught marketing, book business curriculum, and customized advice at no charge to our authors throughout their careers with Assent Publishing. Les also writes and surrounds herself in that environment. When ebooks were just starting to heat up the market, a fellow writer approached her with stories of successes in the publishing realm. She recognized this fresh opportunity, an exciting new frontier where authors have more opportunity than ever before. Because of that readers are meeting new authors every day. Having spent the last decade as a knowledge management and technology executive, talent acquisition and motivation were her passion. The time seemed right to start bringing all the energetic imaginative resources she had found together. The result is Assent Publishing, a team of talented editors, artists, and marketing mavens with a splash of technologists. We are navigating an exciting new frontier where authors have more options than ever before. At Assent, the process begins by diligently scouring new material to find the jewels. Once we begin a relationship with an author, they have unparalleled access to resources and guidance that does not end upon publication of their book. As part of every contract, Assent Academy offers marketing and business curriculum and customized advice throughout our authors’ careers. We are dedicated to author success. Because of that readers are able to meet extraordinary new authors. Though she has returned to her native Pittsburgh, PA, Les has lived in varied climates and landscapes throughout the East Coast and Chicago. She is the proud owner of a wiener dog named Theodore who works in the community as a Therapy Dog and serves as the perfect ear for read-aloud editing opinions.

GO ROGUE!

Assent Publishing’s Bad Day Books imprint is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2013 ROGUE WRITING Contest. Wow! What a contest. We really enjoyed reading submissions from every corner of the world and the genre spectrum. There were nights … Continue reading

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The Art of Turning the Page

You are reading a book and suddenly the picture goes black, the world falls silent. What went wrong? Then you hear a floor board creak. What is about to go wrong? Horror and thrillers are all about the anxiety, the … Continue reading

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Announcing the 2013 Assent Publishing “ROGUE WRITING” Contest!

Want to make your dream come true while writing about everyone’s worst nightmare? Then read on. Assent Publishing’s Bad Day Books imprint is announcing the 2013 Assent Publishing “ROGUE WRITING” Contest. Horror, thrillers, suspense,, apocalypse, and mystery submissions welcome.  The … Continue reading

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The Pact, CN Bring

The Pact launches May 2, 2013 and is the first available book in The Celia Kelly Series. I have always loved mysteries and books about the military. The first mystery series I ever followed was Scooby Doo as a child. … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of Fear

What is fear? Generally, it is your mind’s response to any stimulus it sees as a threat, danger, or harm. From a medical viewpoint, the amygdalae and organs in the limbic system detect danger and send signals which generate the … Continue reading

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Starve a Cold, Feed a Zombie??

I never know whether I’m supposed to starve the cold or feed it, and what about the fever? Don’t the cold and fever go together sometimes? Thank goodness we have a vast and brilliant medical society to query for research … Continue reading

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Bad Day Books Welcomes New Author CN Bring

Thrillers come in all shapes and sizes but the common thread is nail biting tension and adrenaline pumping excitement. Psychological thrillers focus on the emotional turmoil of characters rather than their physical strength. Crime thrillers are about criminals, whether vilified … Continue reading

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