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meet the staff

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Susan Brooks

Susan Brooks has loved books since she first got her hands on Go, Dog. Go! By P.D. Eastman as a toddler. She has many years of editorial experience and has a master’s degree in publishing from The George Washington University. She was on the board of directors for Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, a non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to supporting, encouraging, and educating fiction writers from 2009 to 2019.

She is a lover of cats and cares for Ragnar and Ziggy, two rescues who rule the house and expect breakfast and dinner at exacting times. 

Susan is currently acquiring women's fiction, romance (all heat levels), erotica, westerns, character-driven mysteries, and thrillers, and urban fantasy.

Editor in Chief

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Cindy

Bryan

Cindy lives in rural Alabama with her husband, little dogs, and lots of wildlife. She’s been and done many things, but these days she’s circled back to her first love—working with words. Cindy believes that stories are essential to life—for remembering, understanding, teaching, and dreaming. That’s why she’s passionate about helping authors. When she’s not editing or reading, she's most likely gardening or making music.


Cindy’s looking for fantasy, sci-fi, and YA fantasies and sci-fi.

Editor

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EJAY

DAWSON

Ejay Dawson lives in rural Victoria, Australia, with too many pets. An avid reader and writer, an Australian RWA member, and an avid neurodiverse champion (diagnosed with Aspergers), she loves encouraging writers to write the story of their hearts. 

Ejay is not currently open for submissions. 

Follow her on Twitter; https://twitter.com/ejdawsonauthor

Editorial Assistant

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Jennica Dotson

Jennica Dotson has over a decade of editorial experience and a lifetime of experience seeking literary thrills. When not wielding a pen, Jennica loves to sing in the Out Loud Chorus, an LGBTQ+ choir based in Washtenaw County, Michigan. She also loves to write, spend time with friends and family, go for walks in the forest, and enjoy quiet nights at home with her girlfriend and many stuffed animals.

 

Jennica is currently not accepting submissions.

Editor

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MEAGAN FRIEDMAN

Meagan lives in northern Colorado with her husband, three kids, and one dog. Graduating in December from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, she’ll soon be armed with an English degree and a minor in Psychology. While Meagan would ideally be sitting in a café in Covent Garden with a book, she’s most often found at home on her laptop next to a lukewarm cup of coffee. As a firm believer in reshaping the literary canon, she strives to help open the world of publishing to marginalized voices.

Meagan is currently acquiring adult fantasy (no fables, fairy tales, or horror) and science fiction (no zombies, horror, military sci-fi, or steampunk).

Editorial Assistant

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kylee

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Kylee graduated from Missouri State University with a BA in English Literature with a minor in Technical Writing in 2015, and shortly after moved to warm and sunny Houston, Texas. With a few years editing experience, and a hand full of years of social media marketing under her hat, Kylee loves nothing more than to help her authors thrive once their book is published. Kylee is currently looking for books in the romance genre, particularly romantic suspense, contemporary romance, rom-coms, historical romance, and paranormal romance. Basically anything with a happily ever after.

When Kylee isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her dog, exploring new places around Houston, and hanging out with her friends. Her hobbies include reading, collecting books, finding new ways to organize her books, and searching for mobile libraries to donate her already read books.

Kylee is currently not accepting submissions.

Editor

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Pozu Mitsuma

Perpetual stargazer and bonfire denizen, Pozu is an unassuming artist and storyteller who enjoys contemplation, discussing ideas, being alone, and living at the ocean with his wife, daughter, and two rascally dogs.

Cover Designer

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Dan
Piccolo

Dan is a seasoned graphic designer with over 16 years of experience, including 4 years as a graphic design lead and PrePress specialist. His passion for design extends beyond the workplace, as he's dedicated over a decade to teaching graphic design at Keiser University, sharing his expertise and nurturing the next generation of designers. His creative vision and educational background make him a versatile and innovative contributor to any design project.

Cover Designer

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sharon

salonen

Sharon Salonen developed a love of books as the youngest member of a reading family and was often accused (and guilty!) of always having her nose in a book.

Sharon has over two decades’ experience as an editor, graduating with a master’s degree in publishing from The George Washington University and from the Editing program at the University of Chicago. Beyond editing fiction, Sharon also works at a law firm as a legal editor and is a member of EFA, NAIWE, and ACES. 

Accepted genres/subgenres: mystery (hard-boiled, cozy, police procedural, PI, amateur detective); suspense/thriller; gothic; western; magic realism; fantasy; urban fantasy; paranormal. Sharon’s dream manuscript: An atmospheric page-turner with tight prose and strong characters.

Senior Editor

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CRAIG TERLSON

After graduating from the Alberta College of Art and Design, Craig Terlson moved to Toronto and began a 26-year career of illustration, working for books and magazines across North America. His work has appeared in and won awards for The Boston Globe, Philadelphia Enquirer, Psychology Today, Toronto Globe and Mail, and Graphics World London. In the 90's, he shifted his career to graphic design, working for a diverse clientele. Currently, he teaches Principles of Design at the undergraduate level, and is the Design Manager at a Canadian university.

Cover Designer

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CRAIG TERLSON

Cover Designer

After graduating from the Alberta College of Art and Design, Craig Terlson moved to Toronto and began a 26-year career of illustration, working for books and magazines across North America. His work has appeared in and won awards for The Boston Globe, Philadelphia Enquirer, Psychology Today, Toronto Globe and Mail, and Graphics World London. In the 90's, he shifted his career to graphic design, working for a diverse clientele. Currently, he teaches Principles of Design at the undergraduate level, and is the Design Manager at a Canadian university.

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