Mike McCandless is a veteran marketing executive, management consultant, and book publisher with experience in the tech, nonprofit, and higher education sectors.


Marketing content and business development strategies for businesses and nonprofits:

  • Strategies and plans
    • Digital marketing content producer
    • Social media, e-mail and direct mail campaigns
    • Brand development
  • Sales and fundraising
    • Strategies for lead generation, donor development
    • Writing for fund development, grants, and promotions

Publisher & Editor

The Touchwood Press provides publishing services—book editing, production management, and marketing—for independent authors and organizations:


  • Annie and Bill: Living the American Promise
  • Marcom: The Essentials of Effective Marketing Communication
  • Dad’s Recipe Box: Family Favorite Recipes, Home Cooking Tips, and News from the Food Front
  • 100 Things You Need to Know: A Guide for Today



The Publish-It-Yourself Workshop helps independent creators publish their own books and other works themselves. The PIY Workshop can guide you and your manuscript to publication is just a few weeks.


  • The Touchwood Press — Digital publishing and publishing services
  • The Publish-It-Yourself Workshop — Learn to publish your book in six weeks for little or no cost.
  • EweandMe.shop — Gifts, clothing, decor and more for sheep and lamb fans. Sheeparific!
  • BusinessPro.me — a resource and advice bonanza for small business pros. (in development)
  • Send a Friend a Card — Show friends and customers you appreciate them.