BLP was founded in 2015 as a way of bridging the chasm that each writer traverses on the journey to becoming a published author. Often, no matter how good an author’s story is, many never see a publisher’s press. As a small, independent press, we were able to offer publishing opportunities to writers who pushed the boundaries and explored unconventional themes, but also found it difficult to be heard by mainstream publishers. Our original focus was on liminality, but over the last 5 years, we have grown and added a new print focusing on more mainstream themes. Although we’ve continued to grow, our focus remains on bringing the best to our readers.
Meet the BLP team
Abby Macenka (co-founder/Sales and Marketing)
Abby (email@example.com)has been writing since she was a teen, penning anything that came to mind. She has a closet filled with journals holding her thoughts, story ideas, and her dreams. She cut her writing for public consumption teeth on various fan fiction and created a virtual cafe for other authors to showcase their work. She holds a BA English and Creative Writing. After several years working as an editor for a variety of publishers, Abby branched out on her own.
Morgan Bliadd (co-founder/Art and Design)
Morgan (firstname.lastname@example.org) is an award-winning photographer, archaeologist, and hoarder of lore. He has always been drawn to the weird and fantastical. His academic research has him firmly ensconced in the liminal world, acting as a bridge to the past. Morgan brings that passion to life while creating concept art and enjoys working with our authors in bringing their words into a visual landscape. You’ll find his photographs on several Liminal Book covers.
Jace Martell (Marketing Coordinator)
Jace Martell’s (email@example.com) old-soul personality turned out to be a perfect match for the life she ended up with: being raised by her grandmother in a retirement town in southern Arizona. As an avid reader, she started to notice how books were being marketed and realized that she had a knack for seeing books from a different perspective. Jace creates unique marketing plans for each book that is lucky enough to find its way to her desk.
Deb Alix (Acquisitions Editor)
Deb Alix (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a storyteller across mediums, from the stage, to steel, and the written word. A natural “fix it” person, she is dedicated to helping her artists, authors, and peers improve their chosen crafts. She is constantly drawn to the need for improvement, which would explain her editorial hunger. Deb is a Hoosier at heart, and adores stories that unabashedly unearth ignored truths.
Misty Mount (Mentor Program)
Misty (email@example.com) is an award-winning author of several books exploring liminal spaces, including The Shadow Girl. She’s expanded on her experience as a developmental editor and runs BLP’s Mentor Program. Through this unique program, Misty is able to work one on one with first time authors as they weave their way through the publishing process.
Steve Cross (Editing/Proofreading)
Steve is both an educator and author of multiple books, plays, and screenplays. Over the last few years, he has seen several of his plays brought to life. His main genre is Young Adult where he explores adolescent mental health.