Marie Romero is co-owner and Managing Editor of Tulip. She got her start in publishing with Spencer Hill Press and founded Tulip as an imprint of SHP in 2012. Tulip was spun off as a separate company in 2014.
Kate Kaynak is co-owner of Tulip and handles the business and contracts side of the company (as well as editing the occasional project). She founded Spencer Hill Press in 2010 (and sold it to a New York publisher in 2014). She also wrote the Ganzfield series (Minder, Adversary, Legacy, Accused, Operative, and Soulmate). In her spare time, Kate enjoys reading, writing, and fighting crime with her amazing superpowers.
Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert started editing for Tulip in 2016. She writes speculative fiction in between driving her kids around and meeting the incessant demands of her feline overlords. She’s a published author and professional editor who loves to read creative and unusual stories with unforgettable characters—usually while drinking coffee.
Kelly Hager is the Marketing Coordinator and Director of Awesomeness for Tulip. She is a veteran book blogger and reads more books than any one person should. When not at work or obsessively reading, Kelly enjoys watching TV or movies and spending time with her dog, Sam.
Jessica Porteous started working for Tulip in 2016. She is currently coordinating the managerial side of the company and may take on some editing projects. She worked as an editor from 2010 – 2015 for a small press, and then went on to be the Managing Editor while the company transitioned between owners. In her free time, Jessica enjoys playing games with her family, quilting, reading, and trying to keep her black cats’ long fur under control.
Rich Storrs is the lead copyeditor/Closer for Tulip. He has taught at the middle-school level for over twenty years, and integrates literature into his curricula as often as he can. He has also been editing and copyediting for the last eight years, working for a small press and as a freelancer. Somehow he also has found time to spend time with his family and amass an impressive collection of neckties.
Nikki Archer is 27, lives in New England, and drops her R’s when she talks. She divides
her life into Baseball Season and Hockey Season. She likes tattoos (a little too much),
and hates socks. She can talk about music for weeks on end. Her iTunes has something in
the ballpark of 9,000 songs. You can usually find her on her motorcycle or hiking during
nice weather. Otherwise, she’s attached to her laptop, alternately working on her
Master’s degree and her next book.
Edie Hart was born in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, where she now resides with her husband, two children, dog, and two cats. After spending her childhood making up stories in her head, she finally decided to put them on paper. What came of it was her first novella, One Bad Day. Edie is a die-hard romantic and believes that everyone deserves to be loved unconditionally—both in print and real life.
Edie also admits that “Edie Hart” is a pen name and an alter ego to an otherwise boring wife and mother. Edie is 20 pounds lighter, loves to skydive, travels to foreign places, and is a total sex kitten as compared to the uninteresting other half who is none of those things.
In reality the counterpart of Edie is a lackluster 40-something-year-old, whose main goal is to keep her Boy Child from torturing her Girl Child. This week he left ravioli handprints on the back of her white T-shirt. Last week he told her she was adopted and she believed him.
Born and raised in the Lone Star state of Texas, Debra Holt grew up among horses, cowboys, wide open spaces, and real Texas Rangers. Pride in her state and ancestry knows no bounds and it is these heroes and heroines she loves to write about the most. She also draws upon a variety of life experiences including working with abused children, caring for baby animals at a major zoo, and owning a wedding planning business (ah, romance!). Debra’s real pride and joys, however, are her son, an aspiring film actor, and a daughter with aspirations to join the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (more story ideas!) When she isn’t busy writing about tall Texans and feisty heroines, she can be found cheering on her Texas Tech Red Raiders, or heading off on another cruise adventure. She read her first romance...Janet Dailey's Fiesta San Antonio, over thirty years ago and became hooked on the genre. Writing romances, both contemporary and inspirational, is both her passion and dream come true, and she hopes her books will bring smiles...and sighs... to all who believe in happily-ever-after.
Eventually the day came when the voices in Kelley Lynn’s head were more insistent than her engineering professor’s. So instead of turning to her thermodynamics book, Kelley brought up a blank page on her computer screen and wrote. Somewhere along the way, she became a young adult author. You can find Kelley hanging out at her Facebook page. She loves talking to readers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Cassie Mae (who dons the name Becca Ann on occasion) likes writing about nerds, geeks, the awkward, the fluffy, the short, the shy, the loud, the fun. Since publishing her bestselling debut, Reasons I Fell for the Funny Fat Friend, she has published and sold books to Random House, Swoon Romance, and Tulip Romance. Along with writing, Cassie likes to binge watch Teen Wolf and The Big Bang Theory. You can stalk, talk, or send pictures of Dylan O’Brien to her on her Facebook page.
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