Liz Pelletier, Publisher
Liz Pelletier is co-founder and managing partner of Savvy Media Services, which owns Savvy Authors and Savvy Readers. In addition to running a successful online writing community, Liz teaches courses on editing, query writing, and contract negotiations. She has also held board positions for various writing associations, managed and organized several writing conferences, and hosted a variety of free educational workshops for aspiring and established authors. Although she served part-time for twenty years as the editor for a broadly-circulated, weekly industry newspaper, she ran her own successful freelance consulting business for more than twenty years, often hired to leverage technological advances and more efficient workflow designs to increase profit margins. She uses these same skills to oversee all aspects of book production and distribution at Entangled. Liz also maintains her own stable of authors whom she either personally edits or works with an Associate Editor as a guiding influence and mentor. Find her on Twitter at @Liz_Pelletier.
Stacy C. Abrams, Executive Editorial Director of Entangled Teen, digiTeen, and Bliss
Stacy Abrams started in the publishing industry in 2002, most recently leaving a seven-year stint at Bloomsbury Publishing’s children’s division to join the Entangled team. Stacy has edited such award-winning and high-caliber YA authors as Jessica Warman, Tracy Deebs, Alex Scarrow, and Michelle Rowen, among many others, and her books have earned starred reviews from all the major review journals. In addition to editing, she has been a freelance copy editor for several major New York publishing houses. She earned her Bachelor’s in English at Northwestern University and currently resides in New York City with her husband and too-cute puppy. Find her on Twitter at @StacyAbramsEdit.
Heather Howland, Editorial Director of Brazen
Heather Howland began editing in the legal, industrial, and technical sectors nine years ago while working as a Production Manager. Before joining the Entangled family, she worked as a freelance editor and as the acquisitions editor of a small romance publisher. She now edits popular authors such as NYT bestsellers Katee Robert and Laura Kaye, USA Today bestseller Cari Quinn, and Amy Andrews, as well as up-and-coming authors Tonya Burrows, Samanthe Beck, and Tessa Bailey. In her spare time, Heather creates book covers for Entangled and Brazen, hosts craft chats and teaches editing workshops for various organizations, and mentors YA authors through the editing process at Savvy U. She holds a BS in creative writing and psychology, which she channels into her love of dark and sexy romantic fiction. Find her on Twitter at @HeatherHowland.
Melissa “Misa” Bourbon Ramirez, Executive Marketing Director and Publicity Director of Covet, Flirt, Ever After, and Brazen
Misa started her career in the publishing industry as an author more than twelve years ago, has two best selling mystery series, and runs a vibrant author marketing website. She teaches creative writing with Southern Methodist University’s CAPE program, as well as online, and is the marketing director for Entangled Publishing where she directs publicity and marketing for the Covet, Flirt, Ever After, and Brazen lines. Misa loves working behind the scenes to help other authors build their platforms and find great success with their novels. She believes in a strong partnership between authors and their publishers and fully embraces the Entangled philosophy of ‘no book being left behind’. Find her on Twitter at @MisaRamirez
Melanie Smith, Financial Director, Managing Editor Flirt/Ever After
Melanie Smith brings fifteen years of experience in the corporate world to her role as Financial Director. A Program Manager with Hewlett Packard, Melanie holds a MS in mathematics, a MA in education, and is an MBA candidate. With her PMP Certification and ten years experience managing million-dollar revenue-generating software projects, she is uniquely qualified to leverage her skillset across the complex landscape of copyright and royalty management. She also serves as Entangled’s contract manager and liaison between attorneys, authors, and agents.
Anita Orr, Executive Assistant to the Publisher, Contract Manager, Author Liaison
Anita Orr is the Executive Assistant to the Publisher, Entangled’s Contract Manager, and also supports HR and Administration. Before joining Entangled in 2013, Anita led operations and finance for a boutique technology consulting firm. She has also held administrative, technical and financial positions with various organizations. Anita has extensive experience in the fields of administration, management, human resources, web programming, marketing, information technology, and client services. She is an accomplished, self-taught cook and photographer with a passion for outdoor life, travel, and business. Anita likes to use her free time to explore culinary diversity through cooking, grow delicious edible gardens, and participate in non-profit organizations.
Alethea Spiridon-Hopson, Editorial Director of Indulgence
Alethea Spiridon Hopson was an editor for Harlequin Books in Toronto for almost seven years, working with writers such as Bobby Hutchinson, Roberta Gellis, Lori Foster, Cathy Yardley, Lori Wilde, Jill Shalvis, Anne Stuart, and Pamela Morsi to name a few. She worked on anthologies, continuities, special projects, and some series. She enjoys a fresh, fun, flirty voice, and anything that can make her laugh and see the lighter side of life. That being said, she’s also drawn to contemporary alpha male stories. Jane Porter, Sherryl Woods, Rachel Gibson, Heather Webber, Julie James, Cindi Myers, Sarah Mayberry, and Vicki Lewis Thompson are some authors she enjoys reading. For the past five years, Alethea has been a freelance editor and writer and has edited everything from historical romance to paranormal romance, non-fiction titles, plays, and even some poetry. She runs creative writing workshops for teens, and has plans to pursue her MFA in creative writing. Find her on Twitter at @aletheaspiridon.
Danielle Poiesz, Editorial Director of Entangled Select and Entangled Edge
Born and raised in rural New Jersey, Danielle Poiesz is more than just a bibliophile. While a large chunk of her life has certainly been spent reading or writing, she also has a penchant for billiards and travel, a deep-rooted love of music and film, an obsession with dessert (she even has a cat named Cupcake), and mean skills in the kitchen (mushroom risotto is her specialty). Since graduating from Boston University, Danielle Poiesz has run the publishing gamut: sales and editorial, to business development, digital/online, and self-publishing, to strategic innovations and tech; from Macmillan to Simon & Schuster to Penguin to freelance work. One thing has always stayed the same, though: her love of books. Danielle’s passion for helping writers grow, and helping readers find the books that touch them or even change their lives, has always been the driving force of her career. Now, as an Entangled editorial director and senior editor—and a continued freelance editorial specialist and blogger—she is even more poised to help fill the world with eye-opening, meaningful, and, of course, entertaining literature. Find her on Twitter at @daniellepoiesz.
Nina Bruhns, Editorial Director of Entangled Suspense
National bestselling author Nina Bruhns has earned numerous awards for her more than thirty books. When fieldwork in anthropology and Egyptology became too dangerous, she started in the industry as an editor for one of the very first e-publishers. After her writing career went stellar, she also became a popular speaker and sought-after workshop presenter. Nina’s foundation in screenwriting placed her in the position to work with Hollywood legend Blake Snyder, as well as writing guru David Freeman. Alongside her NY print career, she was one of the pioneers in the world of e-publishing. Nina’s vast experience and knowledge bring a fresh eye for content and a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her position as Editorial Director.
Alycia Tornetta, Managing Editor of Bliss
Alycia Tornetta started at Entangled as an intern for Stacy Cantor Abrams before moving to an assistant role. She previously interned at Hodder Children’s Books of Hachette UK, Penguin Press UK, Octopus Books, BMJ, and D4EO Literary Agency. She earned her Bachelor’s in English Literature at California State University Sacramento and her Masters in Publishing at the University of the Arts London. She currently lives in a small town where, in the land of trucks, her mini cooper is the smallest car around. You can follow her on Twitter at @weechagirl.