The Advisory Board
Entangled Publishing is grateful to the following industry-savvy individuals, whose expertise and guidance are evident in the speed with which our company has grown:
Thom Anderson, CRM with Barnes & Noble
Bio coming soon!
Bob LiVolsi, CEO and founder of BooksOnBoard
BooksOnBoard, founded in 2006, is a pioneering reseller of eBooks and downloadable audio books. In November 2010, BooksOnBoard, in partnership with the Bluefire Reader app, became the first to offer secure Adobe DRM ePUB and PDF titles for the iPad. A forerunner in innovation, BooksOnBoard also was the first retailer to sell ePUB titles from the major publishers, the first to sell eBooks on the iPhone, introduced Qik ClikTM technology to the iPhone in February 2009, and among the first to offer MP3, DRM-free audio book.
Bob spent many years in the high tech field before founding BooksOnBoard, having been the VP of Sales and Marketing for two storage networking companies that achieved # 1 market share and built successful initial public offerings, Colorado Memory Systems and Crossroad Systems. Bob was also the global vice president for mini-cartridge tape drive sales and marketing at Hewlett Packard, and director of global business development and alliances for small to medium-sized businesses at SAP. He also was the VP and General Manager of the Exabyte Eagle division which designed and manufactured storage hardware. He has been on the board of the Quarter Inch Cartridge Committee and of the Storage Networking Industry Association and was an early supporter of IDPF.
Bob also enjoys writing, having won the Writers League of Texas award for best thriller in 2005 as well as being a finalist for best narrative fiction. A former college newspaper editor (Kent State University), Bob remains passionate about a free and unencumbered press.
Laurie McLean, Literary Agent with Larsen-Pomada Literary Agency
At Larsen-Pomada Literary Agents in San Francisco, Northern California’s oldest literary agency founded in 1972, Laurie represents adult genre fiction (romance, fantasy, science fiction, horror, nouveau westerns, mysteries, suspense, thrillers, etc.) as well as middle-grade and young-adult books. She looks for great writing, first and foremost, followed by memorable characters, a searing storyline and solid world building.
For more than twenty years, Laurie ran a multi-million dollar eponymous public relations agency in California’s Silicon Valley. She is passionate about marketing, publicity, negotiating, editing and a host of other business-critical areas. She is also a novelist herself, so she can empathize with the author’s journey to and through publication.
Laurie is also on the management team of the San Francisco Writers Conference, now in its eighth year. And finally, Laurie is the dean of the new non-profit San Francisco Writers University, a social networking hub for writers with online and live classes.
Kevin Moore, Librarian
Kevin Moore has worked in public libraries for thirty-five years with major responsibility for budget, staff, and collection development. She is an authority on mystery and detective fiction, as well as both juvenile and young adult fiction. She has taught children’s literature and genre fiction at the community college and University levels, and has conducted collection development training for library professionals in many states.
Along with the late John Ball (Edgar winner for In the Heat of the Night), she produced a mystery review journal, As Crime Goes By, which published reviews by each of them of each book. Kevin has been guest speaker for Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and other groups and organizations. Her connections include librarians, writers, publishers and vendors for the library market. For several years she also owned and operated a mystery book store.
Sara Reyes, Founder of Fresh Fiction
Sara Reyes has an Executive MBA from SMU Cox School of Business. Her career includes stints at AMR Corporation (American Airlines) as Marketing Manager and several Fortune 50 energy companies. Happily married with two children, two requisite dogs and some fish, she lives in Plano, Texas where she does what she loves best–read voraciously, “play on the computer,” and introduce readers to new authors and great books.
After helping to start Writerspace, in 2004, she created FreshFiction.com, an online and off-line resource for readers of popular fiction: romance, mystery, sceince fiction, fantasy, young adult, and thrillers. By January 2011, Fresh Fiction reaches over 220,000 readers each month via the popular web sites (FreshFiction.com, DFWtea.com and Readers-n-ritas.org), daily, weekly and monthly newsletters and social media. In the North Texas area, Fresh Fiction coordinates over 35 reader events each year including the annual Readers & ‘ritas conference, events with Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Kristin Hannah, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dianna Love, Nalini Singh, Laurell K. Hamilton and many more.
Lori Wilde, NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
Lori Wilde has sold 54 novels and novellas to Harlequin/Silhouette, Time Warner, Avon, and St. Martin’s Press. Her books have been translated into 22 languages, and her work has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Complete Woman, and Simple magazines. She is a four-time nominee for the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award and a former finalist for the Romance Writers of America prestigious RITA award. Lori is a registered nurse with a certificate in forensics and for the past 13 years, she has made her living by writing fiction.