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 4 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
Cherie Macenka (co-founder/Sales and Marketing)
Cherie (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 show their work. After several years working as an editor for a variety of publishers, Cherie branched out on her own.
Morgan Bliadd (co-founder/Art and Design)
Morgan (email@example.com) 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.
Senior Acquisitions Editor:
Tamara Beach (firstname.lastname@example.org) began her love affair with words at age three, when her mom taught her how to read. She thought she’d pushed Tamara too hard too early, but little did she know that it would lead to not only a love of reading, but many spelling bees, honors English classes, and a career in editing and proofreading. Tamara started her editing journey after receiving a certificate in copy editing from UCSD; she edited books for friends and acquaintances, and her first earnings consisted of an enchilada dinner.
Fast forward four years, and Tamara has worked on many books, articles, websites, business proposals, press releases, marketing materials, and training decks…the list could go on, but it gets boring after a while. Her freelance editing/writing career is keeping her busy, as she also writes blog posts, articles, and short stories. She may even pop out a novel one of these days.
Tamara is thrilled to be editing for Between the Lines, as fiction is and always has been her passion to work on. She loves working with different authors and looks forward to what the future holds!
Simone Salonnière holds an MA in philosophy, is an accomplished performer, and author in her own right. She has taught all-levels of creative writing for individuals as well as at the university level. She specializes in short story editing and has a collection of short stories releasing in 2018. She is a global wanderer and brings those experiences to her writing and editing.
Jace Martell’s 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.