Since 2008 when she secured her own first book contract, Melissa Miller has become the head of one of the fastest growing mid-market publishers in the USA. In 2014, she capped her achievements by being announced an International Best Selling author, under the pen name Lizzy Stevens, and two of her books were optioned for film.
As Chief Executive Officer of Solstice Publishing, based in Farmington, Missouri, Melissa is paving the way for other budding authors to bring their creations to e-readers and print.
Kate Collins is the Chief Operations Officer for Solstice Publishing. Beginning as an author, she accepted the position as Editor in Chief for their fantasy/scifi/paranormal line, Solstice Shadows in 2013, and as Executive Assistant to the CEO, Melissa Miller. She was promoted to Chief Operations Officer in January of 2014 and now, among her numerous duties, oversees the Editorial staff.
When not working, she is an international best-selling fantasy author writing under the name of KateMarie Collins. She graduated from college in California with a bachelor’s degree in drama, is an avid history buff, and a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism. She resides with her family in what she affectionately calls ‘Seattle Suburbia’.
Born and raised in Southern California’s Los Angeles basin, K.C. Sprayberry spent years traveling the United States and Europe while in the Air Force before settling in Northwest Georgia. A new empty nester with her husband of more than twenty years, she spends her days figuring out new ways to torment her characters and coming up with new tales from the South and beyond.
Her time in the military was spent doing mostly technical writing, where she honed skills from a childhood of writing stories in her diary. Once she decided to become a fiction author, she honed her editing and proofreading skills by owning and managing two online critique groups. In 2014, she accepted the position of Editor-in-Chief of Summer Solstice Publishing, and still continues to pump out her own stories.