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.
Be sure to follow TouchPoint on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Goodreads to stay informed on new releases and updates on your favorite TPP authors. You never know when we’ll have news to share and, as always, fun events for readers like YOU!
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. Sheri received the Most Innovative Publishing Businesswoman (South-Central USA) Award in 2020. Her educational background is Journalism, Creative Writing, Business Administration, and Criminal Justice. Sheri is also a Lifestyle Consultant, where she is able to apply her passion for helping others. She’s an arts and crafting freak and frequently details her projects through posts and amateur (aka horrid) videos with her sister on their Garage Girls Facebook page. She is a mom to four grown children (Granny to 4.5 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 has worked with TouchPoint in some capacity for six years. She started as an intern and moved up to associate editor, followed by senior editor. She also managed the publicity and acquisitions departments. She has loved watching and helping TouchPoint grow and cannot wait to see what the future holds. She would love to see the Faith imprint grow and is a sucker for a good Romance or Historical Fiction novel. YA is also a growing passion for her as her two children get older. Ashley is a Navy wife who lives in Norfolk, Virginia. Please send any queries to email@example.com.
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).
Jennifer Haskin desires to help authors with their writing journey. She spent a few years learning the ropes of the publishing world as a literary agent, and then a publishing consultant, helping authors ready their submission materials to get the best shot at the contract of their dreams. An author herself, she markets her YA fantasy romance trilogy and is always writing a new series, all while blogging her own journey weekly with writing, editing, publishing and marketing advice. Books are pretty much her thing. She runs a weekly writers’ workshop, and is honored to be a judge for the annual Ink & Insights contest. Come find her on social media and say hi @haskinauthor.
Paige Ripperger loved books from a young age. She studied criminology in college, but once graduating, realized publishing was where she belonged. Paige started as an intern at TouchPoint and moved to associate editor. She loves mysteries, YA, and historical fiction. When Paige isn’t working or reading, she loves to bake and go on long walks. Paige lives in New York with her sister and her cat, Cotton.
Living in Ogden, Utah, Stephanie Elisabeth Campbell is a budding illustrator/artist attending art school at Weber State University. As a child, she wanted to be an artist but never thought she was good enough. Later, she realized her love for books and became a published author. After developing schizophrenia and learning she is autistic from a neuropsychologist, she went through a metamorphosis, became closer to God, and began to draw. She learned her true passion was art but never lost her love of books. Now she is both artist and writer and works hard as a children’s picture book illustrator. Her goal is to have one of the picture books she illustrates on the New York Times bestsellers list.
Kiana is an avid reader and a critical thinker with a keen eye for detail. As a recipient of the Canada- CARICOM Emerging leaders of the Americas Scholarship program, she is well-reasoned with an analytical mindset. Upon completion of her BSc. Management degree, Kiana spent a few years honing her skills to enter the world of publishing by reading widely and providing feedback to authors of independent works. She enjoys bringing her experience and editorial skills to bear, placing herself in the mindset of the targeted reader in order to fully appraise the range of emotions, thoughts, visualizations, and experiences you intend for the reader to have. Kiana has a professional and approachable demeanor focused on helping you to create engrossing stories that capture and captivate.
Scott Baptista is an admirer of human imagination and ingenuity. Meticulous and outgoing by nature, he relishes every opportunity to help authors of all genres connect with and inspire those around them. He graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in Anthropology and received a publishing certificate from the Summer Publishing Institute (SPI) at NYU. If he’s not reading or writing, he can usually be found cooking up something interesting, hiking, or watching the stars. Scott started with TouchPoint Press as a Publicity Intern in 2020 and is thrilled to be given the opportunity to continue as part of the TouchPoint Press team.
Kelly Esparza is a California-based editor and writer who holds a B.A. in English and a B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. She has a love of books and is passionate about helping authors get their stories told and their writing published. Kelly has worked as an intern at Sonora Review and Free State Review and as an associate editor at Exposition Review. She is also a published poet, children’s book author, essayist, and professional screenwriter. She hopes to get her first novel published soon and has a soft spot for everything fiction. Her favorite genres to read and write are YA, dystopian, fantasy, and romance.
Kathleen McIntosh is passionate about those things whose enormity both dwarfs your fears and magnifies your potential, from the ancient ocean to modern literature. As an editor, she aspires to support authors in capturing those elusive qualities while exploring diverse human experiences. Kathleen holds a B.A. in English, minor in Psychology, and certificate in Honors Creative Writing from the University of Texas at Austin. She lives in Texas with her husband and young children.
Scott Bury is a professional editor, journalist and writer. Over the past 30+ years, his work has appeared in publications in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. These publications include The Financial Post, Applied Arts, Macworld and Business 2.0. He has also edited books, magazines, newsletters, websites, e-books and other print and electronic publications. Scott has published ten fiction and non-fiction books of his own, including the bestsellers Army of Worn Soles and The Bones of the Earth.
Jennifer discovered a love for books at an early age. As a survivor of childhood abuse, Jennifer became committed to helping others . After some very deep soul searching, she switched her major from Education to English with an Emphasis in Professional Writing. This switch has reignited her passion for all things book related as she became a part of the TouchPoint Press family in August of 2021. Coffee, animals, sunshine and music from the late1970’s are a few of her favorite things. Jennifer now calls Tennessee home with her husband, Zack, their two children, Tanner and Tatum, and their six rescue animals, Liberty, Sunnie, TJ, Phoebe, Joey, and Jett.
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, David began his impressionable life being born into the Smukrovich and Ter-Avanesyan families of well-known fine artists. His natural ability has been passed down from his long lineage of relatives: David’s parents as well as his uncle are established contemporary artists; also his grandfather and great-grandfather were well recognized painters in Europe. In 1989 his family decided to immigrate to the United States. As he grew older, he became mesmerized and intrigued by the graphic arts. He used his early childhood memories to cast new perceptions into his artwork. Soon he began to expand his talents in the field of graphic design. David attended the School of Visual Arts where he received his BFA in Graphic Design. For over 18 years now, David’s main focus has been designing book covers for major publishing companies. His skills are not limited to graphic design, he also has a very keen eye and distinctive hand in etching. Whenever David is not working, he is taking a course to further his etching skills. In whatever craft he is engaging, David has the gift to visualize a masterpiece before he starts working. Once his creation meets fruition, the results are astonishing. In effect, whoever witnesses his work, is left in a state of awe and mystery.