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


  • Guy Cicero.com — reflections on culture, politics, and society
  • DadsRecipeBox.com — favorite recipes, cooking how-to’s, and news from the food revolution
  • Marketaneous.com — marketing at the speed of change
  • MinistryandMarketing.com — where the mission meets the marketplace
  • The Year of Being Half-Norwegian.com — a writer explores ancestry and destiny


  • Touchwood Ventures LLC — Business development
  • 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.


  • Abella’s Diplomat by Col (Ret) T.R. Kissel — spy fiction (2018)
  • LaCost: The Evolution of Jason by Pat Rizio — science fiction (2017)
  • Mountain Vision: Lessons Beyond the Summit by Jeff B. Evans — memoir, adventure, creative nonfiction (2016, 2nd edition)
  • Canal Chronicles: Stories of the I&M Canal and Northern Illinois — regional history (2015)
  • The Divine Storyteller — fictional biography (2013)
  • When War Comes Home — spiritual guidance for the spouses of PTSD sufferers (2009)
  • The Combat Trauma Healing Manual — coming all the way home (2008)
  • Personal COBOL — for university students studying COBOL programming and maintenance (1995)


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


The Publish-It-Yourself Workshop helps independent creators publish their own books and other works themselves.