Shilpa Mudiganti Mirza is an entrepreneur and author. She started the publishing house in 2012 when she published her first romance fiction, Always you. She expanded the company to include over 20 books and 18 authors within the first year. The company continues to expand in 2013.
She is always on the lookout for new online outlets to help out authors and readers and is currently working on her latest venture, The Good Villain, an author enabling resource set to launch in 2013.
When she has time to spare, she spends time blogging, connecting with her readers and spending time with her loving husband. She lives at Ridgefield Park, New Jersey.
Words have always had a special place in Melissa Keir's life, so it wasn’t a surprise that she works in publishing with the many fine people at Inkspell Publishing. Having been a part of Inkspell Publishing from the beginning, Melissa recently has taken the positon of partner and chief operating officer of Inkspell Publishing.
Melissa has worked as an editor and manager for two independent school publishing houses and as an editor for Midnight Magic Press Publishing House. A few years ago she wrote, designed, and edited a million dollar federal grant that infuses six character traits with American History and American Literature for teachers. Melissa has also worked as a book reviewer for the last year and has over 250 reviews written and published.
As a teacher for 13 years, she has taught children of different ages to read, write and edit. If that doesn't keep her busy enough, she writes stories of romance and ‘happily ever after’, which have been published by Rebel Ink Press and Secret Cravings Publishing.
Rie has been writing since she was old enough to hold a fat pencil, and editing from the moment she discovered the eraser at the other end. She’s been a freelance editor for ten years. For the last four years, she has specialized in editing fiction, primarily in the romance and spec (what does this mean?) fiction genres. (Rie also keeps herself sharp with non-fiction manuscripts, and edits them whenever she gets the chance.) She got her start as a technical writer, followed by fifteen years as a software engineer and engineering manager. Over the course of her career, she has been responsible for more than 500 publications.
Rie is a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) and the Freelancers Union, and has taken courses in Police Procedure, Undercover Operations for Writers, and Query Writing.
When she’s not editing manuscripts, Rie enjoys knitting, running, wine tasting, and travel. She wishes there were a way to do all four of them at once. Website: http://rielangdon.com/
Najla Qamber, Designer
Najla, otherwise known as Naj, has been brought up in a Persian/Filipino atmosphere. She's known as the golden child amongst her siblings for her achievements at a young age, that included newspaper features of her artwork, and writing. Also, landing an internship at the Middle East's most prestigious branding consultancy, Unisono. She entered Unisono with her in-depth imagination, and the knowledge of only Photoshop and with the help of the Creative Director who mentored her, gained skills in Indesign and Illustrator.
Now, finishing off her bachelors degree, has been working as a freelance designer for almost 4 years. She specializes in Book Cover designs and has worked with authors like Megan Duncan, Kira Saito & Rachel Marie Hooley.
She continues to develop her skills in every aspect with each cover and other type of projects (bookmarks, stationery, blog layouts, banners, etc) she receives and joins in the fun of being an avid book reader, book blogger, Toastmaster and a review writer for her local newspaper.
She is also known for her quick responses to anyone’s emails, and designs. Naj has the philosophy that “Determination is greatness” and without that determination, and efficiency she wouldn’t be where she is now.
Tina Laemmle was encouraged to be an avid reader from a very young age. Never was there a lack of books in her childhood home, it’s no wonder Tina ended up in the publishing industry. Nowadays, however, her love of books has turned into a mild hoarding problem with shelves overflowing and copies stacked at the foot of her bed.
Tina provides real world sales and marketing experience with first-hand knowledge of the publishing industry from the conception of a manuscript to seeing the finished novel in stores. Having worked in sales, Tina brings her experience and love of books together for Inkspell Publishing.