Welcome to the hub for all my book-related work and play. Below you can find links to all my endeavors.
Who I Am
I am a book-publishing professional based in Portland, Oregon. I began creating books in the second grade, when my classmates and I wrote and illustrated a story about the adventures of an ice-cream-loving giraffe. In 2006, I earned my master’s in writing and publishing from Portland State University. In the years since, I have used my skills as an editor, book designer, and publication manager to help hundreds of authors and publishers release quality books into the world. I also serve as co-facilitator of the Incite: Queer Writers Read reading series hosted by Oregon Literary Arts, and do a little writing of my own.
What I do
Paper Chain Book Publishing Services is the business under which I do all of my book design and publication management work. I offer book design packages (including cover design, interior layout, and ebook conversion) and publication management services for both traditional publishers and independent authors. My work has also been contracted by other publishing service providers such as Indigo: Editing, Design, & More and MindBuck Media Book Publicity.
I am the design and production manager for Circuit Breaker Books, a hybrid publisher specializing in contemporary literary fiction, genre fiction, memoir, and creative nonfiction.
I am the publisher of Eldredge Books, an independent publisher focused on amplifying queer voices.
I am the co-host of Incite: Queer Writers Read, hosted by Oregon Literary Arts. Incite is a curated, bimonthly reading series featuring LGBTQ+ writers. Our aim is to create conversation, connection, and greater understanding both within the queer community and with other communities.