About Us

Count the first nine stars you see on nine consecutive nights, and on the tenth day, you will find your love…

Welcome to NineStar Press. We’re a boutique publisher of quality LGBTQA romance, erotica, and literary fiction, and we’re located in New Mexico, USA.

NineStar Press is an LGBTQA publisher owned and managed by LGBTQA people. We adore romance and erotic romance, but we also have an enormous interest in showcasing amazing literary works about characters less represented in fiction: ace, aro, trans*, nonbinary, genderfluid, bi, pan, etc. We also like genre-bending fiction, fusion genre, and stories that don’t quite fit into a particular category.

Our Amazing Team

Managing Director

Raevyn
Raevyn
Raevyn is a lover of books…just about any type. She is also Hispanic, panromantic, asexual, and genderqueer, which gives her a different view of the world around her. Her life-long goals have been to make a modest living doing something with books, visit Machu Picchu, and most importantly, build social consciousness in herself and others.

Pronouns: she/her

Cover Artist

Natasha Snow
Natasha Snow
Natasha is a sunlight-hating Canadian who loves cheese pizza, video games, and fluffy critters. She uses way too many exclamation marks in her e-mails, and values good typography in design. Most importantly, Natasha sleeps each night with a childhood stuffed animal named Puppy, and a rainbow alpaca named Cal Pacca.

Website: Natasha Snow Designs

Editors

Ashley
AshleyEditor/Copy Editor
Ashley is a published author, an avid reader, and a voracious movie connoisseur. Recently, she relocated to Austin, Texas, with her chihuahua, a Corgi-Terrier mix she adopted from her mom when she passed away, and her big fat cat, Cleo, who rules the house with her mighty claws. She spends her days editing, writing, reading, and repeat.
BJ
BJ
Barb is a semi-retired Pennsylvania transplant, now enjoying the fresh air and sunshine
of Florida. Reading is her passion, and other than the works of a few long-time favorite
mystery and action-adventure authors, she pretty much exclusively reads LGBTQ
literature and holds a special spot in her heart for MM romance.

A blog-site reviewer and audiobook enthusiast, Barb loves words and enjoys the
challenge of finding the best adjective, adverb, noun, or verb to paint a picture readers
will long remember.

When she’s not reading or editing, she also enjoys walking her little cockapoo, Dora,
riding her bike, or participating in bowling leagues with fellow seniors.

Elizabeth C.
Elizabeth C.
Elizabeth Coldwell is a multi-published author and the former editor of the UK edition of Forum magazine, where she was responsible for publishing a number of now very well-known authors for the first time, as well as honing her own writing.

She lives in East London, is a season ticket holder at Rotherham United, and a keen cook. Her recipe for peanut butter brownies is available if you ask nicely…

Website: www.elizabethcoldwell.wordpress.com

Elizabetta
Elizabetta
I live in northern California, and I love to travel, sing, hike in the redwoods, and hang out with family. I’m a die-hard Giants fan. I’ve been known to yell choice language at the screen or car radio during a game.

One of my earliest childhood memories is of figuring out how to read, sounding out the word “Picnic” on an old movie poster. The word just sounded so cool and clicked in my mouth and conjured fun images. It’s why I love writing and editing— manipulating words to get them to do what we want. Word-nerd, that’s me; it’s been a life-long love affair.

I’m so happy to be part of the NineStar Press editing staff, helping to pass the passion on to others.

Sam
Sam
If there’s one thing you must know about Sam, it’s that she’s just a little bit weird – but in a totally balanced way. She’s a social activist with a love for animals and a master’s degree in helping people. She loves to read and write, and while she’s all for a sunshine at the end of the tunnel, she enjoys the bumpy journey that it takes to get there. Sam lives on the East Coast with her dog, and if there’s an animal nearby, she’s probably somewhere close too. Her favorite color is purple, and she believes that her job as an editor is to help an author make their story shine. Have questions? She doesn’t (usually) bite, so please feel free to send her an e-mail!

Copy Editors/Proofreaders

April
AprilProofreader
April fell in love with books the moment she read The Borrowers by Mary Norton. Reading brought the world to the small-town Ontario girl. It enabled her to travel safely through the jungles and swamps of South America, stroll the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris, through various time periods in British history without losing her head and gave her sleuthing abilities akin to those of Agatha Christie. She always has a book close at hand and can often be found tucked in her favourite chair with her shadow aka small fluffy black dog, and a cup of tea.
Julia
JuliaProofreader
Julia has never met a used bookstore she didn’t like. (Seriously, it’s kind of a chronic problem.) Work-wise, she is a writer, editor, reviewer, adjunct professor, social media manager, and about six other things, but she enjoys fiction-related projects most. Other faves include black-and-white monster movies, red wine, and baseball (go Orioles!). She lives in Maryland, not very far from the Chesapeake Bay, with her family and two cats.
Kody
KodyProofreader
Kody lives in a small town in Alabama with her husband, their sons, and several special needs pets. She loves reading (romance, mystery, light novels, anything really…), coffee, D&D, peanut m&ms, YouTube let’s plays, coffee, silver and purple, sparkly things, cheese, coffee… She runs a website/blog and sometimes even remembers to update it. www.akakody.com
Kristin
KristinCopy Editor
Kristin is a born-and-bred Midwestern American and devoted reader (and sometimes writer) of LGBTQA fiction. Her favorite things in the world are shoes, video games, and her bratty cat and grumpy hedgehog. Her least favorite are typos, places without Wi-Fi, and stealth onions in her food.