TouchPoint Press, a traditional royalty paying publisher of digital and print fiction and nonfiction, strives to be innovative and energetic in all we do from acquisitions to promotion before and after publication.
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Our staff is comprised of professionals whose collective experience in publishing, editing, journalism, design, and marketing set the stage behind our growing list of fiction and nonfiction titles.
Meet the TouchPoint Team:
Sheri Williams has worked in the publishing industry for over 20 years. A former literary agent, Williams began her publishing career working as a freelance assistant to an Oregon agency. She has held a number of positions including writer, editor, copy editor, copywriter, proofreader, reviewer and research specialist for many online and print media including Harcourt. She has created strong connections in both the publishing and entertainment industries. Her educational background is Journalism, Creative Writing, Business Administration, and Criminal Justice. Williams is a founding faculty member of the Pitch Me! Workshops for fiction and nonfiction writers and owner of Criminal Justice Professionals, an online group with more than 65,000 members. Sheri is also a Benefits and Training Consultant with AmeriPlan®, the nation’s leading discount healthcare benefits company, where she is able to apply her passion for helping others. She is a mom to four grown children (and three grandchildren) and a number of four-legged dependents.
Ashley Carlson has been a book lover from an early age. She studied Journalism for two years before she realized that publishing was her true passion. She earned a BA in English Literature from Grand Canyon University. She is an attentive editor who uses her background in customer service to create a comfortable experience for authors. She also uses her knowledge of social media to ensure a strong presence for TouchPoint, its authors, and their books. Ashley has a passion for the Lord and is excited to help build the new Faith Imprint. Ashley is a Navy wife and the mother to a precocious little boy and a sweet baby girl.
With over ten years’ experience in editing, Kimberly Coghlan is a veracious editor who knows how to make every word count. Kimberly has worked as an editor for several publishing companies, and she owns a small writing company in Mississippi. Before opening her own company, Kimberly worked in secondary education as an English teacher. She has a BS in English Education and an MA in English. She still teaches writing courses at her local community college. Kimberly lives in Mississippi with her husband Craig, daughter Riley, and two furry children, Rookie (a Miniature Schnauzer) and Rebel (a Boxer).
Melody isn’t afraid to say that she has been a huge book nerd her whole life. Her dream was always to become a fiction author, so it only seemed right that she should pursue a career in book publishing. Melody studied English and Technical Writing at Stephen F. Austin State University. After graduating college in 2014, she spent a brief amount of time working as a freelance writer and editor. She joined the TouchPoint Press team as an editorial intern shortly after marrying fellow book nerd Kevin in April 2016. Now she uses her love for the written word and her writing background to help TouchPoint Press authors polish and perfect their dream.
Madison fell in love with the written word when she was a child. Her favorite genre is fantasy, though she will read anything you put in her hands! In the rare moments when her nose isn’t stuck in a book, you can find her rooting for her hometown Boston sports teams, stopping to pet every dog she sees, or exploring the Chesapeake Bay. Madison graduated from Salisbury University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s in Communications. She is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, and is currently pursuing her Master’s in English and Creative writing at Southern New Hampshire University, scheduled to graduate May 2018.
In her youth, Oma Ryan attended College of the Ozarks in Branson, Missouri, where she focused on sociology and journalism. She has had a varied career, encompassing child care, customer service, and food service. Most of her working life, however, was spent at National Notary Association, where she helped out in the editorial department, writing and editing books related to notary public law and practices. She even wrote a regular column featuring the unlikely subject of notary public humor. Semi-retired, she has returned to the bosom of her family in Missouri, where she works part-time as a proofreader and copyeditor.