About Us 2018-04-20T09:15:23+00:00

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

BJ
BJ
Barb is a semi-retired Pennsylvania transplant, enjoying the fresh air and sunshine of Florida. Reading is her passion, and other than the works of a few long time favorite authors, she pretty much exclusively reads MM romance. She also enjoys walking and playing with her little cockapoo named Dora.
Cora
Cora
Cora Walker is a Seattle area editor, writer, MFA student, and canon bisexual. She is currently tormenting her neighbors as she learns to play the violin.

Pronouns: she/her

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: https://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.

Jason
JasonEditor/Copy Editor
Jason has always been an avid reader and writer. He grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and now lives with his family in Forth Worth, Texas, where he works from home. Since 2011, he has worked at multiple publishers as both an editor and EIC, as well as releasing a book of his own, and feels he has found his dream job, being paid to read and write.
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

Jennifer
JenniferCopy Editor
Jenn is a bisexual writer and editor living in Knoxville, TN, on the edge of the Great Smokey Mountains, with her husband, their son, and their two retired greyhounds. She loves reading, writing, hiking, yoga, and cookies. Lots and lots of cookies.
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.
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.
Elizabeth L.
Elizabeth L.Proofreader
Elizabeth is an Alabama native who is still coming to terms with her parents doing that to her. She spends most of her time binge watching things on Netflix, screaming about Gimli and Legolas’ friendship in Lord of the Rings, and scrounging through the film section at the local library.
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.
Liz
LizCopy Editor/Proofreader
Liz Borino has been immersed in the publishing industry since 2010. She’s edited for everyone from bestselling independent authors to authors getting their start with a small press. In addition, she has published several books herself. Liz is owned by two cats. On the rare occasions that she’s able to pry herself away from them, Liz enjoys traveling, visiting abandoned prisons, and attending Broadway musicals.
Sera
SeraCopy Editor/Proofreader
Sera Trevor has been a fan of gay romance from probably too early an age. (You know those buttons on certain websites that you have to click to verify you’re over eighteen? She would totally click them before she was eighteen. Please don’t tell her parents.)

She lives in California with her laptop, Kindle, and several hundred books. Also, she has some kids and a husband.

Marketing / Promotions / Quality Assurance

Alison
AlisonQuality Assurance
It is common knowledge to all who know her that Alison needs to ingest at least two cups of coffee–strong and black–and the sun needs to be midway through its arc before she can truly be considered human. Though she tries to live a relatively quiet existence in northern New England, her family and three cats usually have different plans. When she is not working her RL job or reading obsessively, she enjoys crocheting while watching movies, usually something “geeky” like Star Wars or Star Trek.
IndiGo Marketing
IndiGo MarketingPromotions
From proofreading to marketing…we’ve got your book marketing and promotion covered. Whether you are self-published or just need a little extra promo, we’ll design a targeted approach to reach the right audience for your books.

Our marketing strategy is geared toward focused exposure in the right group, on the right blog, and in front of the right audience.

Chris
ChrisQuality Assurance/Technical Assistant
Chris works behind the scenes to make sure the website is always up and running. He also assists with graphics and technical book content.