Amazing Things Press was born in 2014 out of a desire to help authors local to the St. Joseph, Missouri area get their books published. Author Julie L. Casey started the business with just five authors' books, but soon became overwhelmed with the amazing response from authors in the Midwest and beyond. In 2019, fellow authors Samantha Fidler-Newby and David Noe partnered with Julie and altogether, they have published over 300 books.
Meet the Partners
Julie L. Casey
Julie has Bachelor of Science degrees in education and computer programming and has written seven books. Her technical, organizational, editing, and design skills were a perfect fit for the publishing industry. Julie now focuses her talents on publishing mostly children's, elementary, middle grade, and young adult books. In her spare time, she enjoys golfing with her husband and friends, spending time with her family and pets, wildlife rehabilitation, and writing books that capture the imaginations of young people.
Samantha has a B.A. in Communication emphasis Journalism and a Masters in English. For 20 years, Samantha had worked towards the goal of being a published author. After achieving that in 2016, she felt that the next step was helping others with their publishing journey. This lead her to join Julie Casey at Amazing Things Press. She is now a part owner and has the privilege of assisting local and regional authors reach their own dream of being published. Samantha's realm at Amazing Things Press is mostly adult fiction and non-fiction, although she occasionally publishes other genres as well. When she is not working with a new author or creating content, she loves cross-stitching, her pets, and hanging out with her family.
For 22 years, David published a small eight-page monthly pamphlet entitled TYPO Magazine. This proved to be an excellent proving ground for his unique style of storytelling. It enabled him to hone his short story craft and allowed him to produce several short story compilations of many genres. His books are published through Amazing Things Press, where he is now a partner. In 2016, he co-founded InDELLible Comics, published by Amazing Things Press, which are magazine-sized, full-color comics and short story collections for all ages, based on the characters used by the now defunct Dell Comics that went out of business in the 70s. In 2021, he co-founded Dark Sister, a magazine-sized black-and-white, mature readers comic that focuses on the bizarre and macabre, and also published by Amazing Things Press. Dave's main focus in publishing is comics, graphic novels, poetry books, and anthologies.