Lise Quintana – Chief Cook and Bottle Washer

lise-quintanaLise Quintana is the publisher at Zoetic Press and Editor in Chief of NonBinary Review. Quintana was formerly the Editor in Chief of Lunch Ticket, the literary journal of the MFA program of Antioch University Los Angeles. She sits on the Boards of NaNoWriMo and the Bay Area Book Festival. She writes too. Google her. You can read her stuff. She is a popular speaker and for a reasonable fee, will show up at your party and act charming and mysterious, thereby increasing your social capital.

Her work has been published in Extract(s), Red Fez, Drunk Monkeys, The Weekender, The Rambler, Role Reboot, Willow Review, SLAB, and other fine venues.

Caroline Topperman – Managing Editor

Caroline Topperman has owned a Pilates studio, danced professionally, has written a book of visual writing prompts called Tell Me What You See  and a fitness guide called, FitWise. She has written articles for Huffington Post Canada and was the Beauty Editor for British MODE Magazine. She is the founder of Style on the Side  and co-founder of KW Writers Alliance. Her writing career also includes professional copy writing for a well-funded online start-up and real estate development websites. She speaks English, Polish, and French, but can swear competently in 37 other languages.

Elizabeth Robertson – Fiction Editor

Jillian Phillips – Poetry Editor

Christine Makepeace – Social Media

Miranda Hersey – Person With the Most Tattoos

Miranda is a writer, editor, author, storyteller, patron saint of several Eastern European cities, synchronized swimming silver medalist, and holds the worlds record for most popcorn popped without a single dud. When not slaving away making the lit world a better place, she runs Pen and Press, a communications consultancy firm, as well as being a certified creativity coach and life-design facilitator. You can benefit from her deep well of wisdom by checking out her life-design journals Life By Design, The Power of Quiet, and Press Pause.

Her work has been published in the Boston Globe, Wild Apples, Sun Magazine, and Bay Area Parent.

Vanessa Ricci-Thode – Queen of Dragons

Vanessa Ricci-Thode is a word sorceress — an SFF author and editor — who loves a good story. She’s a NaNoWriMo veteran, a Halloween enthusiast, and a bookish geek who loves dragons, dogs, astronomy, travel and good tequila. To learn more, follow her on Twitter.


Jolanta Komornicka – Medieval Queen

J.N. Komornicka is a medieval historian and writer of narrative non-fiction. Her work has been published in numerous academic journals and presses. She’s a particular fan of the criminal and holds a special place in her heart for Agnes, who burned down her neighbour’s house simply because he failed to say ‘hello’ one morning. J.N. definitely has days like that.

Vanessa Snyder-Penner – The Vanessa