Jane Karker -President, email@example.com
Jane Karker, president and founder, comes to publishing after over 20 years in the printing and publishing industry. In 2005, when digital, short-run printing and binding technology took a huge leap in quality and affordability she founded Custom Museum Publishing Inc. which has grown to be New England’s premier producer of art catalogs and coffee-table quality historical books. In keeping with the tremendous change in the publishing business, and to meet the marketing and distribution needs of self-publishing authors, she looks forward to leading the way into a totally different approach. Jane is a long time resident of Maine and lives with her family in South Thomaston. She spends summer weekends at her north woods camp on Pearl Pond in Maine’s unorganized territory and loves to kayak.
David Allen – Art Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
A Maine native, David Allen received his M.F.A in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College in 2006 and his B.A. in Studio Art from the University of Maine, Orono in 2000. He is a practicing artist and shows regularly at Asymmetrick Arts in Rockland, Maine. David’s Fine Arts background is a great complement to his design experience, creating a graphic artist with a diverse technical skill set and critical eye. Formerly an Adjunct Professor at Thomas College in Waterville, Maine, David continues to exercise his expertise in Graphic Design and Multimedia as our Art Director, and to share this knowledge through local workshop offerings at Maine Media Workshops in Rockport. David lives in Appleton with his wife Ruth and daughters, Elana and Izraelle. www.davidallenartspace.com
Nikki Giglia – Managing Editor, email@example.com
Nikki graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington with a B.A. in English and a minor in Philosophy. Her extensive work with the campus newspaper helped her realize how much she loved publishing. Interning for a semester at a cooperative poetry press cemented her passion for seeing the written word progress through the stages of editing, layout, and finally, print. Born and raised in Maine, Nikki is happy to be able to look out the window from her MAP desk and see the beauty of the Maine coast every day.
Dan Karker , Distribution/Editing Supervisor, firstname.lastname@example.org is responsible for coordinating all shipments to authors, customers, and bookstores, including managing the book warehouse. Dan will continue to work as a copyeditor and proofreader for MAP, which he did prior to becoming the shipping manager.
Dan graduated from Hampshire College in 2011, where he studied economic development and regional integration. He recently relocated from western Massachusetts back to his home state of Maine. He interned for United States Senator Angus S. King, Jr. in 2014. Dan is an avid musician, as well, and has played guitar, drums, or bass in several rock bands over the years.
Kristine Wagstaff, Publishing & Marketing Coordinator email@example.com.
Kristine works with authors to get their books published and also helps organize and manage the many different classes that Maine Authors Publishing offers. She is currently a student at UMA where she is completing her BA in English. In the spring, she was the student editor for the UMA Scholar. After traveling to Cuba with the university, she designed a book of her photography and writings, which ignited her passion for publishing. Prior to joining MAP, she worked a few retail jobs and as an online writing tutor for the University College system. She believes deeply in the importance of the stories that people have to tell, which makes her excited to help authors through the publishing process. Born and raised on the Maine coast, Kristine is happy raising her son on the edge of a blueberry field and working with a fine view of the ocean.
Genie Dailey – Editorial Consultant, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Genie heads our proofreading and editorial department. She is the owner of her own editorial services company and works as an editorial consultant year ’round for Maine Authors Publishing. With over 40 years of experience in the publishing and printing arenas, and a writer herself, Genie acts as a consultant to our authors for manuscript preparation, editing, proofreading and copyright issues. She is the author of one of our best sellers, Mind Your P’s and Q’s, a very handy guide for writers. She lives in Jefferson with her husband, Jim, and enjoys photography, traveling and the outdoors.
Kelly Brooks-Bay, part-time Events Coordinator, email@example.com.
Kelly is a Maine native and earned her Master’s degree in counselor education from the University of Maine in 2009. She has organized large community events and festivals as the president of her school parent group. She has also helped local businesses raise money for families and scout groups in need. Kelly will be working closely with bookstores, schools, libraries, and festival staff to promote the amazing MAP authors. (author of The Rainbow Pants)
Cheryl McKeary – Consultant, firstname.lastname@example.org
In 1987 Cheryl started a desktop publishing and graphic design business creating brochures, catalogs and newsletters for the business community. In 2000 she moved to Washington, Maine and expanded her business to create websites and write marketing plans for small businesses. She joined Maine Authors Publishing in 2010 to develop marketing plans for self-publishing authors’ books, design websites and create ebooks. Cheryl enjoys traveling with her husband, John. They have taken trips in their truck camper where Cheryl has had the opportunity to photograph spectacular scenery across the United States and Canada. Some of her favorite photographs are of the coast of Maine. Cheryl retired in 2015 from MAP but continues to consult and assist with the creation of websites.
Tom Block – Freelance Illustrator, email@example.com.
Tom has a degree in art education from the University of Southern Maine. He has been a teacher for over 37 years and has exhibited watercolors, sculpture, oils and mixed media in various locations in Maine. Tom’s book illustrations includes Togus, A Coon Cat Finds a Home by Don Carrigan and Baxter in the Blaine House by Paula Benoit.