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, copyeditor, copywriter, proofreader, reviewer and research specialist for many online and print media including publisher Harcourt Brace. 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 55,000 members. She resides in Arkansas with her children and number of four-legged dependents.
Ashley Carlson, Associate Editor, Media Liaison
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 is a Navy wife and the mother to a precocious little boy and a sweet baby girl.
Kimberly Coghlan, Associate Editor
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, and her two furry children, Rookie (a Miniature Schnauzer) and Rebel (a Boxer).
Melody Quinn, Associate Editor
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 dreams.
Shayne Leighton, Designer
With over a decade of experience in the entertainment and publishing industries, Shayne Leighton is a creative professional with edge and quirkiness. Her debut novel, Of Light and Darkness hit Amazon’s coveted Top 100 overall bestsellers list once during the fall of 2015, and again in the summer of 2016, reaching the #4 spot. Having a background in film science, Shayne has produced book trailers and marketing materials for New York Times bestselling authors and major publishers such as Cynthia Leitch Smith (Tantalize, Candlewick Press), Alex Finn (Towering, Harper Teen), and Kimberley Griffiths Little (When the Butterflies Came, Scholastic Press). She strives to be the Guillermo del Toro of the publishing industry, knowing what works visually and creatively to make stories a stunning experience that is visual, just as it is intellectual. She spends most of her time working on things that excite her, drinking coffee, traveling to the Czech Republic where she always finds new inspiration, and discovering hole-in-the-wall bookstores and coffee shops on her random adventures. Shayne is a Libra and a Ravenclaw. Her favorite book is Night Circus (though soon it may be Six of Crows). Her wand is made out of Hazel wood with a Unicorn hari core 12 1/4″ long and reasonably supple flexibility. Her patronus is a robin. Find out more about Shayne, her books, music, and design work at www.ShayneRocks.com.