Welcome to Backspace Ink

Joanne Shwed at Backspace Ink


Helping authors experience peace and joy through their expression and successfully showcase their passions and ideas


Books from the Heart

Books can change the world. 

Books have changed the world.

When you write from your heart, your fears melt. You recognize a safe, familiar place and keep going. 

Stand in your truth and express yourself. Your heart knows everything. You can trust it. Your heart loves you. 

Then, when you finally hold the printed book in your hands, you will be joyful, confident, and proud … and feel something very close to giggly. 

In other words, you will know peace.

This is the power of writing your book from your heart:

It can change the world—one book at a time.


I thought I had a good book until it fell into the hands of Joanne. She took what I thought was good and made it worth reading and even I could not wait to turn the pages of my own book. In my opinion Joanne is an expert at seeing the little things that if corrected can improve the flow of the entire manuscript. While working with her I learned much and I pray our work is not complete. I fell in love with her.

—Ron Williams, Beneath the Ripples of a Pond and The Old Man with the Long White Beard: Religion or Relationship?

At BACKSPACE INK, our clients:

• Choose from a menu of services to fit their needs and budget
• Pay us no compensation from the sale of books we help produce
• Can receive training for any of the services we offer
• Participate at a comfortable level ... and we will do the rest!

Do your best to select the services you need to publish your book, and then call 650.355.4640 or send an e-mail to joski@backspaceink.com for a complimentary consultation and an estimate.

Let's make a book together!

Other items of interest …

Backpocket Crosswords

PRODUCTS: We have several products for sale, including a crossword puzzle book.

WRITING: Here are some (very) short stories, essays, and other personal writing for your reading enjoyment (see my awards for Jumping Off and The Survivors).

TAE GALLERY (pronounced “tie”) is an e-gallery of original artwork, photography, poetry, songs, and book arts by Thomas A. Ekkens. We hope you visit his site soon and attend an upcoming event.