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ABOUT MTE

Welcome‌ ‌to‌ ‌More‌ ‌Than‌ ‌Expected–MTE‌ ‌Publishing!‌ ‌At‌ ‌MTE‌ ‌we‌ ‌work‌ ‌to‌ ‌exceed‌ ‌our‌ ‌clients’‌ ‌literary‌ ‌expectations.‌ ‌We‌ ‌are‌ ‌a‌ ‌full-service‌ ‌publishing‌ ‌firm‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌boutique‌ ‌feel.‌ ‌Our‌ services‌ ‌range‌ ‌from‌ ‌literary‌ ‌coaching‌ ‌(authorship/writing),‌ ‌ghost‌ ‌writing,‌ ‌editing‌ ‌(literary/structural)‌ ‌and‌ ‌official‌ ‌copyright‌ ‌filing;‌ ‌as‌ ‌well‌ ‌as‌ ‌publishing,‌ ‌marketing‌ ‌and‌ ‌worldwide‌ ‌distribution!‌ ‌We‌ ‌provide‌ ‌professional‌ ‌image‌ ‌consulting‌ ‌and‌ ‌industry-standard‌ ‌photo‌ ‌shoots‌ ‌to‌ ‌support‌ ‌the‌ ‌vision‌ ‌for‌ ‌your‌ ‌literary‌ ‌work.‌ ‌In‌ ‌addition,‌ ‌we‌ ‌have‌ ‌professional‌ ‌illustrators‌ ‌and‌ ‌graphic‌‌ designers‌ ‌that‌ ‌‌bring‌‌ ‌the‌ ‌author’s‌ ‌vision‌ ‌to‌ ‌life!‌ ‌Most‌ ‌importantly,‌ ‌our‌ ‌clients‌ ‌retain‌ ‌‌100%‌‌ ‌of‌ ‌their‌ ‌royalties.‌ ‌‌At‌ ‌MTE‌ ‌‌every‌‌ ‌client‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌VIP‌ ‌client‌ ‌because‌ ‌we‌ ‌take‌ ‌‌every‌‌ ‌story‌ ‌‌personally‌.‌ ‌
 
The‌ ‌combined‌ ‌expertise‌ ‌of‌ ‌Kandra‌ ‌Albury‌ ‌and‌ ‌Victoria‌ ‌Holmes‌ ‌‌exceeds‌‌ ‌more‌ ‌than‌ ‌three‌ ‌decades‌ ‌of‌ ‌professional‌ ‌writing,‌ ‌editing,‌ ‌public‌ ‌relations/branding‌ ‌and‌ ‌publishing‌ ‌experience.‌ ‌ ‌

Our‌ ‌core‌ ‌values‌ ‌are‌ ‌integrity,‌ ‌excellence,‌ ‌and‌ ‌professionalism.‌ ‌

Contact‌ ‌us‌ ‌to‌ ‌schedule‌ ‌your‌ ‌discovery‌ ‌consultation,‌ ‌‌TODAY‌!‌ ‌

Over 3 Decades of experience in professional writing, editing, public relations/branding and publishing.

Our core values are integrity, excellence, and professionalism.

Kandra Albury
Marketing & Publishing Director

Kandra Albury is an author, children’s advocate and literary coach with more than 15 years of professional writing experience. She is the president and CEO of Kids’ n Capes, Inc., which is a sustainable non-profit that serves as a catalyst for community members, donors and organizations to help prevent and raise awareness of childhood sexual abuse, bullying and illegal drug use.
 
Her passion for writing started her sophomore year of high school when she enrolled in a journalism class. From there, she began writing for her high school newspaper and working on the yearbook committee.
 
Kandra’s professional experience includes working as a news reporter, television news producer and a supervisor of external communications with an emphasis on speech writing for chief executive officers. Additionally, her experience includes marketing, communications and public relations.
 
She earned a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of North Florida and a master’s degree in mass communication from the University of Florida [thanks to the generosity of the Tom Joyner Morning Show]. She earned a Ph.D. in ministerial education from Truth Bible University in ministerial education and leadership.
 
As a conqueror of childhood sexual abuse, she is a champion of courage and uses her voice to advocate for the voiceless. She is a certified Darkness to Light Sexual Abuse Prevention Training Facilitator.
 
In 2012, Kandra published her memoir “From Food Stamps to Favor”. Immediately after writing her first book, she released the signature book in her children’s book series titled, “Don’t You Dare Touch Me There!” Kandra re-released her memoir April 2020. Since 2015, she has released three additional children’s books in The Feisty Four Children’s Book Series titled: “NO! …And I Mean NO, Let’s Say NO to Drugs!” and “Leave Us Alone You Mean ‘Ole Bully!” In fall 2018, she released “You Did It Not Me, Brave Brittany Speaks Up!” This unique series is designed to empower children, three and up, to discover and activate their superpower-courage-to prevent sexual abuse, bullying and illegal drug use. ​Also, in April 2020, Kandra released the first-of-its-kind, comprehensive, Pre-K through 12-grade C.A.P.E. Curriculum. This unique online resource for educators and parents teaches body safety, bullying and illegal drug use prevention.
 
Kandra is married to James C. Albury, manager of the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL. They are the proud parents of three COURAGEous children and one brave grandson.
 
When Kandra isn’t coaching clients on their literary work, or teaching intensive writing classes, she is equipping children and parents on how to become their own advocate. She also enjoys spending time at the beach and sampling desserts.
 
She is a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.

Victoria Holmes
Executive Editor/Literary Consultant

Victoria Holmes is a professional editor, literary coach, editor, and affectionately called “A Gift” by her clients. Her experience and seemingly unending repertoire of literary expertise has been continually fine-tuned over the last decade and half. 

She was raised and currently resides in Gainesville, Florida. Victoria is proud of the education she received within the Alachua County School District. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in English with Minors in Sociology and Mass Communications from the University of Florida in 2008. Victoria also pursued and earned her Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with a concentration in secondary education and creative writing from the University of Central Florida in 2012.

Victoria has been a writer since she was a child. Unsurprisingly, during her youth and school years, all of her teachers [in some way] told her, “You will change the world with your ability to make words come alive!” The aforementioned proclamation, was foretold by Victoria’s 12th Grade English Honors teacher… Mr. Brian Bromberg. Apparently, he was right!

Her gifting has allowed her to impact the lives and stories of hundreds of authors (first-timers and veterans). Victoria has been sharing her love of “all things literary” with Florida’s students since 2009. As a professional educator (of middle schoolers to college freshman/sophomores), her students love her as much as her clients! She has often been deemed “The Cool Teacher, The Favorite Teacher, and the “I Need Help w/My Math Ms. Holmes, although you’re my “English Teacher,” Teacher. Victoria also earned the deserving honor of “Teacher of the Year,” in 2010.

Although, Victoria’s literary calling keeps her extremely busy, she occasionally manages to relax by spending time with her family and spoiling her niece and nephews, that she loves beyond her ability to articulate (go figure)! She is also a culinary enthusiast, that loves to cook when she gets into that groove or mood (maybe one day she will add a restaurant to her lists of accomplishments). Victoria loves reading/writing, traveling, shopping, and pampering herself as well!