Peggy Sue Martinez
EDITOR IN CHIEF
As an expert on all things Gilmore Girls, and with a deep love for a good zombie thriller, Peggy has published several novels over the years through small and medium presses and via self-publishing. In 2015, Peggy founded a subscription box business geared towards readers. What started as a tiny Kickstarter, later flourished into a full-fledged community and fandom brand. In just over a year Peggy took a few thousand dollars from the Kickstarter and turned it into a million-dollar-a-year business. What she is most proud of, though, is the wonderful community of readers and fangirls she fostered during that time.
Armed with her knowledge and experience in publishing, running a booming business, building an online community, and utilizing innovative marketing methods, Peggy and One Odd Bird Press aim to bring a much needed breath of fresh air to the publishing industry.
If you’d like to know about what types of books she’d like to acquire, check out her current wishlist here.
Lateia Elam Sandifer
Lateia Elam Sandifer is an award-winning USA Today Bestselling author who writes as Blaire Edens, and has published several novels through both indie and large presses. With degrees in Horticulture and Classics, with an emphasis on Latin, she was never close to being “normal”. Fluent in German, she’s never met a language she didn’t like, a tea blend she didn’t want to try, or an obscure documentary she didn’t want to watch.
As an experienced editor, she’s a sucker for books that change her perspective, introduce authentic and quirky voices, or make her laugh. Clever puns are not required for submission, but are greatly appreciated.
Lateia lives in a tiny town in Western North Carolina near the farm that’s been in her family since 1790. Of mostly Scottish descent, she’s partial to men in kilts, and she cries every time someone plays Amazing Grace on the bagpipes. If she ever goes missing, you can probably find her at the nearest yarn store sourcing materials for her next knitting project, or on the floor of the local bookstore surrounded by stack of must-have paperbacks.