Top Publications, Ltd.

Top Publications, Ltd. is a small press located in Texas. It was founded in 1999 and publishes primarily mainstream fiction. 


J.M. Kelly

Jim Kelly has been a middle school teacher, a vice-principal, a principal, a Co-Director of the New Jersey State History Fair, a consultant for the New Jersey Foundation for Educational Administration, a current Board member of the Global Learning Project, a non-profit, and Past-President of the Morris County Association of Elementary and Middle School Administrators. He has been the recipient the New Jersey Governor’s Teacher Award, two Geraldine Dodge Foundation Grants, and the New Jersey Principal’s and Supervisor’s Association Principal of the Year Award. His love of mysteries, adventures, and everything about Sherlock Holmes, helped in the creation of eleven-year-old Bobby Holmes and his cousin Brenda Watson. Jim lives in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey and Sarasota, Florida, with his wife Bronwen. They have three children, Peter, Alex, and Brianna.

William Manchee is a consumer lawyer by trade and practices in Texas with his son Jim. Originally from Southern California, he lives now in Plano, Texas. His undergraduate degree is from UCLA and he attended law school at Southern Methodist University. He is the author of the Stan Turner Mystery series inspired by many actual cases from his 40+ years of law practice. His other works include the Rich Coleman Novels and the Tarizon Saga. He is also the author of the nonfiction book Go Broke, Die Rich, Turning Around the Troubled Small Business.

H. J. Ralles is a popular creative writing teacher who travels across the nation to middle schools to share  her knowledge and experiences with her enthusiastic students and fans.  She lives with her husband and a devoted black Labrador in Huffman, Texas. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writer's and Illustrators.

Rosemary Poole-Carter explores aspects of an uneasy past in her novels Only Charlotte, Women of Magdalene, What Remains, and Juliette Ascending, all set in the post-Civil War South. Her plays include The Familiar, a ghost story, and The Little Death, a Southern gothic drama. Fascinated by history, mystery, and the performing and visual arts, she is a member of the Historical Novel Society, Mystery Writers of America, and the Dramatists Guild of America. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, she was a long-time resident of Houston, where she practiced her devotion to reading and writing with students of the Lone Star College System. She now lives and writes by the Eno River in Durham, North Carolina.