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
Owner & Publisher
Sheri Williams has worked in the publishing industry for over 25 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. She’s not ashamed to admit she’s addicted to coffee, true crime, and horror. She’s also an arts and crafting freak when she’s not working on any one of her WIPs or binging a series on Netflix. She is a mom to four grown children (Granny to 6.5 grandchildren) and a couple of four-legged dependents.
Senior Editor, Acquisitions
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).
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. YA is also a growing passion for her as her two children get older. Ashley is a Navy wife who lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Please send any queries to email@example.com.
William (Liam) Lassiter is an editor with a passion for stories – the telling, the making, and the beauty therein. Liam has been a writer ever since he could pick up a pen, and took that into his professional life where he later got his Bachelors in English Literature with a minor in Creative Writing from the University of Richmond. His passions soar wherever storytelling is involved, but has a particular passion for LGBTQ+ stories and multicultural backgrounds; stories that historically have not gotten the attentions they deserve, he will give undivided. Of course all genres being equal, fantasy is his tried and true favorite; to Liam, every story could benefit with a dragon.
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.
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.
Adrian enjoys reading books containing vivid sensory details, an intriguing plot, compelling characters, and a plot twist—when executed well. He writes and edits his own short stories, and crafts and publishes blog posts. With a BA in Communications, he aspires to work in publishing to enhance his skills as a writer and editor. He dislikes sloppy writing with grammatical errors, improper punctuation, and dull descriptions.
Kaitlyn Kelley is a technically minded editor who loves the fantastical. After getting degrees in both Aerospace Engineering and Professional Writing, she was drawn to the writing and editing aspects of any job. Kaitlyn has edited and written everything from proposals and white papers to poems and memoirs. Got a sci-fi novel? She’d love to check the math for your orbital mechanics. Kaitlyn often edits from her dining room in Colorado with a cat on her lap and a dog.
Eleonora Masala is an Italy-based, multilingual editor who loves books that make a difference. After receiving her degree in Publishing, Media and Journalism, she moved to the UK and worked as a literary assistant and publishing consultant helping authors sharpen their storytelling and advocating for their stories. Her favorite genres are literary and contemporary fiction, but she also loves thought-provoking non-fiction. She’s looking for stories that encompass psychologically complex and unique characters who have something to say, stories that dare to be controversial, real, and free of stereotypes, and stories that don’t settle for easy narrative standards.
Gina Denny, Associate Editor
Eleonora Masala, Associate Editor
Stephanie Marrie, Associate Editor
Madeline Bussmann, Associate Editor
Emma Shirley, Associate Editor
Liana Imparato, Associate Editor
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.
Brittni grew up in Upton, MA and now lives in that same small town with her husband and their two young daughters. She received a BFA in modern dance from UMass Amherst, after which she danced professionally for a contemporary dance company for five years until having her twin girls. Since then, she has been delving into her passion for children’s books and all things visual art. She is currently working on writing and illustrating a couple of her own books, as well as a fun mural commission. She also works as an intricate carver in Providence, RI’s annual Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular art show. Brittni is thrilled to have the honor of bringing stories to life through illustration at Touchpoint Press.
Taylor Gillion Stahr
Taylor Gillion Stahr is not only a talented artist, she is a growing author of sci-fi and fantasy novels such as her forthcoming series The One Called Mignonette. She was born in Greenwood South Carolina, spending her younger years in the countryside. She now lives in Virginia Beach with her hubby and children. Her creative side extends well past her love for writing. She enjoys her day job working as a dog groomer and spends her free time painting and drawing with her children.
TouchPoint Press also works with other freelance illustrators and designers. Interested in joining the team? Apply here.
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