The Tribe at
Bobbin Media

Below is a small sample of our diverse team of writers, editors, and publishing professionals whom you might work with. Our dynamic network of New York Times bestselling authors, writers, publishing insiders, and editors has been writing and editing manuscripts since 1999.

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Michael Martin, Founder of Bobbin Media

A book for everyone

We believe everyone on earth has a story to tell and knowledge to give to the world, and it should be in a book—so their legacy and their impact will be shared and remembered.

Your book is yours

Every author should earn 100% their royalties, and maintain 100% ownership and creative control of their book.

The highest Quality

Every author should have the best book possible that will impact readers–and we want to make that happen.

We strive to make "starving artist" a myth

Instead of struggling in solitude, grabbing at quick-fix offers, or hoping for a miracle, we give you a clear path to success: a system of proven strategies and unparalleled support.

We LOVE what we do

We Believe In hard work, adding value, and building a real and professional career

Our services are intended to help you share your message with a wider audience and to make a difference in the world while growing your personal brand.

Our services take a lot of work and discipline just like any worthwhile endeavor or professional continuing education program.

Our goal at Bobbin is to give your story the strongest legs possible to run a competitive race in the commercial marketplace. We just want to help by giving great content, direction, and strategies.

We love to read, we love to write, and we are waiting to help you make your dream of becoming an author a reality.

Writers & Editors
You Might Work With

Our innovative tribe approach to the book-writing and publishing process offers clients focused attention from multiple industry experts who work collaboratively and effectively to produce the best possible result.

Lisa Edwards

Editor

Published The Hunger Games, His Dark Materials, Horrible Histories.

Stephanie Land

Writer/Editor

Helped Gary Vaynerchuk, Leila Janah, and Lori Greiner.

Lindsay Newton

Editor

Helped Isabel Allende, Alice Walker, Neil Gaiman, and Kevin Hart.

Kristy Alpert

Writer/Editor

A decade of experience in magazine publishing, book publishing, online publishing, and technical writing.

Jeremy Blachman

Writer/Editor

Ghostwriter (fiction and non-fiction), editor, published novelist, humor writer, and Harvard-educated lawyer.

Kerry Zukus

Writer/Editor

New York Times Bestselling author, ghostwriter, editor and book doctor of over 40 books in multiple genres.

Kecia Bal

Writer/Editor

Award-winning fiction and nonfiction author. Co-author with best-seller James Patterson. Passionate about the art of story.

Allyson Machate

Writer/Editor

Formerly of Simon & Schuster. Bestselling book collaborator and expert publishing consultant leading serious authors to success.

Alex Foster

Writer

Eight times #1 bestseller, works in nearly all genres. Co-author with John McAfee. Stories are gold.

Alice Sullivan

Writer/Editor

Award-winning ghostwriter of 19 books, 6 collaborations, and over 1,300 edited titles. Let me help you tell your story!

Jenna Glatzer

Writer/Editor

Bestselling author and ghostwriter for fascinating people.

Jodie Gould

Writer/Editor

Award-winning writer and author of 13 non-fiction books, including one bestseller that was translated into four languages.

Lisa Iannucci

Writer/Editor

Professional writer who has written 17 books as the solo author, a contributor,a co-author or as a ghostwriter. I love what I do.

Arnie Bernstein

Writer

Acclaimed nonfiction writer & writing coach making your story the story that matters.

Lynn Lauber

Writer/Editor

Developmental editor of over 500 titles and a ghostwriter of over a dozen titles by major publishers.

Diane Stockwell

Editor

Seasoned professional with 25 years of experience in publishing as an editor, independent publisher and consultant.

Brooks Becker

Editor

Proofreader and copyeditor with experience at St. Martin's Press and Penguin Random House. I love modern memoirs about wild adventures.

Caroline Leavitt

Editor

New York Times Bestselling, critically acclaimed novelist. Manuscript editor, will help you get your work in shape for agents/publication.

Anna Prendella

Editor

Edited PB, MG, YA, and fantasy in agencies + pub houses for 6 years, specializing in pacing, character dynamics, and thematic balance.

Jennifer Duardo

Editor

Highly meticulous and detail-oriented copy editor and proofreader who is well-versed in both Chicago and AP styles.

Sarah Branham

Editor

Enthusiastic, detail-oriented editor, book doctor, and consultant with 20+ years experience, most recently at Simon & Schuster.

Silissa Kenney

Editor

Editor with five years experience at St. Martin's Press, specializing in mysteries, historical fiction and literary fiction.

Michele Matrisciani

Writer/Editor

New York Times bestselling editor and published author specializing in memoir, self-help, health & fitness, and spirituality.

Faith Black Ross

Editor

Insightful, collaborative editing from an award-winning NYC editor with 10+ years experience, formerly of Penguin Random House.

Katie McCoach

Editor

Developmental editor. Let’s create your best story!

Christina Morgan

Editor

10+ years at Big Five publishing houses. Developmental editor specializing in adult literary fiction and non-fiction.

Alicia Kort

Writer/Editor

Editor and writer based in NYC. Edited a variety of genres and material for Disney, DreamWorks, Newsweek and other clients.

Sandra Ogle

Editor

10+ years editing fiction for publishers including Penguin and HarperCollins.

Kat Nics

Editor

Experienced + enthusiastic editor of romance, mystery, YA and women's fiction. 8 years experience at Penguin including NY Times bestsellers.

Lisa Geller

Editor

I look at the big picture with any project I take on. Work with many major publishers: Sterling, Simon & Schuster, Skyhorse.

Laurie Chittenden

Editor

20 years developing bestselling award-winning fiction and nonfiction at Macmillan, Harpercollins, Penguin Random House and S & S.

Jon Darga

Editor

Agent at Aevitas and a former editor at Penguin Random House who's looking forward to helping you through any stage of your book.

Patrick Price

Editor

Hands-on, empathetic editor specializing in narrative nonfiction, self help, and Young Adult fiction. Formerly of Simon and Schuster.

Lara Jones

Editor

Editor at Simon & Schuster with 5 years of experience working on #1 internationally bestselling fiction and non-fiction titles.

Ashley Rayner

Editor

Professional book editor with 10 years of experience. I love helping authors make their book dreams reality!

Erin Young

Editor

Experienced writer, editor and agent with an MFA in Creative Writing. I have experience editing New York Times bestselling authors.

Fran Lebowitz

Editor

Former Agent, Writers House, now Expat; two Newbery & NBA authors. I take a holistic, highly customized approach with a plan.

Paul Zablocki

Editor

Contemporary fiction, romance, thrillers, YA, plays, & cookbooks are my specialties. Clients: Amazon, Simon & Schuster, Kensington.

Michele Alpern

Editor

Copy-editor for Penguin Random House for 17 years, experience with bestselling authors of women's fiction, romance, mystery/thrillers.

Katrina Diaz Arnold

Editor

Experienced developmental and line editor, formerly of a Big Five publisher, who loves helping authors refine their work into its best self.

Laura Chasen

Editor

Former St. Martin's Press Editor. Developmental and Line Editor. Proofreader. Chocoholic.

Carol Reed

Editor

Two decades as a top U.S. copy and line editor on technology, business, travel and food at HarperCollins, Intellectual Ventures and more.

Marinda Valenti

Editor

Trad + self-pub experience. Production editor at Penguin Random House. NYU publishing master's. EFA + ACES member. Friendly + patient 🙂

Kendall Davis

Editor

Writer at Nerdist, HelloGiggles, and Geek & Sundry. Editor at Penguin Random House for 5 1/2 years working in fiction and non-fiction.

DeAndra Lupu

Editor

Thoughtful copy editor and meticulous proofreader with a love of contemporary fiction, women's fiction and narrative non-fiction.

Parisa Zolfaghari

Editor

Editor with over ten years of experience, formerly of one of the big five. Specializing in all genres of fiction!

Trevor Courneen

Writer/Editor

Clients include: Newsweek, WWE, Disney. Left-handed, right-brained, down to do any non-fiction, up for a challenge!

Lindsey Alexander

Editor

Former HarperCollins editor with 15 years of experience developing and editing award-winning books and NYT bestsellers.

Missy Lacock

Editor

An experienced editor with a master's degree in book publishing, I can support your book from brain to bestseller list.

Julie Tibbott

Editor

Editor with over 15 years of experience in publishing, most recently at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Jacquelin Cangro

Editor

Seasoned book editor with 20 years of experience at Penguin Random House committed to helping writers make their stories sing.

Dushi Horti

Editor

Experienced editor, proofreader and copy-editor, formerly in-house at HarperCollins, specializing in commercial + literary fiction.

Nathan Bransford

Editor

Former literary agent, published author, creator of award-winning blog for writers. Has worked with NY Times bestsellers.

Josh Raab

Editor

Experienced, passionate, and versatile non-fiction/fiction editor. Clients include Al Gore, Garth Brooks, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket).

Michelle Hope

Editor

Professional editor to top-tier authors, including George R. R. Martin, Terry Brooks, Blake Crouch, and romance great Connie Brockway.

Brianna Flaherty

Editor

Former in-house editor at Penguin Random House, now freelancing with a strong focus on memoir, health, and wellbeing.

Katie Zaborsky

Editor

Former editor at Penguin Random House with broad experience across genres, including literary fiction, memoir, humor, and more.

Laura Dragonette

Editor

Copy-editor and proofreader with years of experience working with fiction, memoir, and academic/technical texts.

Maggie Riggs

Editor

Former Viking PRH editor + agent with over a decade of experience supporting authors, from debut novelists to seasoned NYT bestsellers.

Rosanna Chiofalo Aponte

Editor

Editor, Proofreader, Writer, Published Author with 25+ years of NYC book publishing experience.

Jay Blotcher

Editor

Editor of 28 years, best at memoirs, history, film, TV, and LGBTQ themes. Will tighten prose while preserving the author's voice.

Barry Lyons

Editor

Content editor, copy editor, and proofreader. I specialize in nonfiction books.

Rachel Stout

Editor

Literary agent turned editor of fiction & memoir where narratives and protagonists have distinct, identifiable voices.

Beth Attwood

Editor

Proofreader/CE with several years' experience, including in-house at Harlequin. I read everything but specialize in romance/women's fiction.

Book Designers
You Might Work With

Your book will look and feel professional. We take your book as seriously as you do, because our name is on it, just like yours. We will make sure all aspects of your book uphold the highest professional standards.

Sarah Beaudin

Designer

I help independent authors, publishers, and creative entrepreneurs take their books from manuscript to masterpiece.

Carlos Esparza

Designer

Book cover and interior designer who has worked on hundreds of titles for a wide range of genres; including several national bestsellers.

Mary Ann Smith

Designer

I design and illustrate professionally for major publishers: Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, Hachette, The New York Times, etc.

Adly Elewa

Designer

I design literary fiction, pop-sci, and current affair books. I have worked at Penguin, FSG, and Melville House.

Rachel Reiss

Designer

I'm a book interior designer and typesetter with years of experience in the publishing industry.

Brianna Harden

Designer

I'm a book cover designer and illustrator with experience working at a top publishing house.

Talitha Shipman

Designer

Award-winning book illustrator, book cover designer, and editor with over 10 years of experience. I can help with your next book concept!

Laura Duffy

Designer

Creating stunning book covers that stands out in the marketplace and contributes to the sales of my clients' books.

Caroline Teagle Johnson

Designer

Graphic designer and illustrator specializing in book covers with 9 years of professional experience.

Lucy Sykes-Thompson

Designer

Designer + art director, formerly with HarperCollins, where I worked on bestselling Illustrated books, specialising in cookery + lifestyle.

Danna Mathias

Designer

Cover/interior designer with 9+ years experience. Worked for Amazon.com and small publishers. A passion for beautiful, simplistic books.

Alicia Tatone

Designer

Book cover designer and illustrator, designing fiction and non-fiction trade titles.

Julie Flogeac

Designer

Joyful illustrator managing to make live together both manual and digital techniques, with great and sincere attention to human and quality

Karen Greenberg

Designer

Designer and illustrator with some hand lettering thrown into the mix.

Anna Knighton

Designer

Professional book interior designer with years of experience working with major publishing houses, including PRH, S&S, and Hachette.

Heidi North

Designer

Designed covers for Random House, Vintage, HarperTeen including: chic lit, mystery & thrillers, music, memoir, cookbooks, nonfiction.

Baily Crawford

Designer

Experienced senior designer of covers and interiors, specializing in YA and middle-grade books but eager to extend the scope of my portfolio.

David Ter-Avanesyan

Designer

Book cover designer with over 14 years experience designing book covers for various publishers: Sterling Publishing, Simon & Schuster, Inc. & more.

Robin Locke Monda

Designer

Hi there! I do literary fiction, non fiction, memoir, bios, history, and sexual, racial and cultural identity. Former PenguinUSA designer.

Rena Violet

Designer

Art Director & Designer specializing in fiction titles for independent authors and publishers.

Rafael Andres

Designer

Professional designer, art director and illustrator who loves books and works for several publishing houses in Europe, USA and Asia.

Asya Blue

Designer

Enthusiastic and creative designer with a passion for books and reading who would love to collaborate on your next great project.

Leesh Adamerovich

Designer

Illustrator influenced by American primitive art, the 60s / 70s / 80s, and that peaceful easy feelin'

Claire Brown

Designer

Experienced Publishing Professional Art Director/Graphic Designer with a specialty in cover design

Sasha Prood

Designer

Specializing in hand-drawn and hand-painted projects, and enjoy working on everything from novels, to children’s books, to cookbooks!

Devin Watson

Designer

Award winning designer/illustrator with over a dozen years in the industry. He’s covered thousands of books in all genres

Katherine Lam

Designer

Illustrator that focuses on evoking feelings and creating atmospheric and surreal images- Clients include NYTimes, Buzzfeed, Amazon, etc.

Nadja AE

Designer

Hello there, I'm an experienced book designer from Berlin. Let's talk book covers.

Stacy Wakefield Forte

Designer

Enthusiastic designer of illustrated books including cooking, craft, gardening, how-to, art, photo and architecture.

Brigid Pearson

Designer

Graphic designer with over 20 years of publishing experience. I design fiction and nonfiction book covers.

Aaron von Freter

Designer

Original designs representing famed artists such as Guns N Roses, Marylin Manson, Chris Stapleton, A Perfect Circle, G-Eazy and several others.

Alan Barnett

Designer

Book design and production specialist with more than 25 years experience working for self-published authors through major publishers.

Book Marketers & Publicists
You Might Work With

Your book will have a marketing plan that gets you results. We won’t just leave you out there to figure it out yourself. We want your book to succeed as much as you do, and we’ll help you get it there.

Abi Inman

Marketer

Social media/marketing professional and a Penguin Random House expat who has worked on dozens of NYT bestselling books.

Laura Gianino

Publicist

10 years PR experience in-house (Penguin, Bloomsbury, HMH, HarperCollins) with multiple New York Times best selling campaigns across genres.

Rob Eagar

Marketer

Marketing intelligence. Helped books hit the New York Times bestseller list 3 different ways.

Morgan Canclini-Mitchell

Designer

Publicist specializing in non-fiction titles with crossover appeal from mainstream to Christian. Formerly PR Director for Worthy Publishing.

Maria Sliwa

Publicist

Providing quality experience and journalistic expertise along with long-term media contacts to secure the high level exposure you need.

Dawn Michelle Hardy

Publicist

Building platforms of authors. Both fiction and NF.

Susan Weinstein

Publicist

Public relations professional with a specialty in books. I work for publishers, often on university press non-fiction.

Jennifer Abbots

Publicist

Accomplished publicity, marketing, and digital professional with 15 + yrs experience with beset-selling and award-winning campaigns.

Nadea Mina

Publicist

Former in-house publicist (Harper Collins and St. Martin's Press) who has worked on bestselling campaigns.

Dalyn Miller

Publicist

Dedicated to helping you tell your story and create authentically meaningful interactions that have an impact in the marketplace.

Kristi Dosh

Publicist

Publicist, journalist, author and recovering attorney who specializes in securing traditional and online media coverage for nonfiction.

Leah Paulos

Publicist

Helping authors and publishers get high-profile media coverage for their books.

Nicole Ballengee

Publicist

Book publicist. 10+ years experience. Specialize in non-fiction. Also available to help with content creation & blog tours.

Leslie Garson

Publicist

A well-established public relations and literary agency firm with over 25 years experience, representing many high-profile authors.

Jessie Glenn

Publicist

A book is an ecosystem. I dig in, chose books I love, and introduce them to their readers. Multiple bestsellers/wide reach. Fiction/non-fic.

Sandra Goroff

Publicist

Award-winning veteran literary and art publicist based in Boston. I work with all kinds of authors in the US and internationally.

John Pitts

Marketer

Innovative marketer in command of the complete toolkit—print, digital, broadcast, social, email, word of mouth, etc. I thrive on results.

Rachel Cone-Gorham

Marketer

Former Penguin Random House Executive Director, Digital & Social Marketing. I love helping authors find their audience!

Sara-Jayne Poletti

Marketer

I teach authors how to brand their Instagram, attract their audience, and increase their book sales

Shannon Donnelly

Marketer

Strategy-focused digital marketing professional with 7 years of experience at Random House, HarperCollins, and Macmillan.

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