Artists Testimonials

MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing has been a pleasure to work with. Tannya Derby is an informed editor who understands the process of involving the writer in the process of book production. I don’t illustrate stories so I was dependent upon Tannya to provide the artists my two picture books. Matching the text to beautiful illustrations is key to the overall presentation of a book. The artists she selected are true professionals and their creative styles worked perfectly with each of my texts.

From the negotiations of the contracts to the editing to the final proof, Tannya’s professionalism has been of superior quality. An editor-writer relationship is critical in publishing a book.  Tannya not only provides opportunity for text revision, suggestions, and approval of the finished book, she is pleasant to work with.
I have been fortunate to have two books published by MacLaren-Cochrane, and I’m thrilled with both. Hats off to Tannya and MacLaren-Cochrane!

Nancy Kelly Allen - author of  "Gone Cuckoo" & "Hiram's Gift"
Working with Tannya Derby at MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing is an absolute pleasure. Not only does she help bring picture books to life, Tannya lives the books she publishes. Her enthusiasm for the story, text, characters and illustrations is apparent in all Tannya does…and she does it all, all hours of the day and night. Tannya is receptive to every email and phone call, addressing concerns big and small among her authors and illustrators. As a result she knows the intricacies of each picture book and offers great insight as her authors and illustrators build their brands. Tannya’s industry acumen and art design knowledge plays a leading role in the success of the picture books she publishes. And yet Tannya is always willing to learn more to further an author or illustrator’s work.
Jenna Hammond, author of “Downward Mule”