Burgin Eaves Streetman started her career in books more than twenty years ago as a manager at the old Doubleday Book Shop on Fifth Avenue in New York City. She later worked as the assistant to the vice president of children's books at Barnes & Noble, published books for The Muppets, and was director of marketing and publicity for Artisan Books, an imprint of Workman Publishing. There she promoted titles by such culinary visionaries as Thomas Keller, Alice Medrich, Eric Ripert, and Barbara Kafka.
Lee Ann Sparks has twenty-five years financial management, accounting/bookkeeping, inventory management, budgeting experience in various industries including publishing, retail operations, real estate, and property management. She is a native of Texas.
Steffanie Mortis has previously worked in book sales for the Twig Book Shop and as a writing tutor and teacher. Her areas of interest include Southwest and Native American literature, and she has presented at the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association Conference. She is a graduate of the University of the Incarnate Word and a native of San Antonio.
Tom Payton has been in the book and publishing industry for more than 25 years. Payton has served on industry boards and committees for the Publishers Association of the South, the Georgia Center for the Book, and other organizations. He has participated in or moderated discussions at an array of literary conferences, book festivals, and continuing education classes nationally. He previously worked for the University of Georgia Press, Hill Street Press, American Institute of Architects, Oxford Bookstores, and several consulting clients.
Sarah Nawrocki has been an editor for fifteen years. She worked at the University of North Carolina Press and at the University of Texas at San Antonio before joining Trinity University Press in 2003. Over the past two decades she has worked as a developmental editor, copyeditor, and proofreader for various trade and university presses. In 2000 her short story collection, Camping with Strangers (Boaz Publishing), won the Violet Crown Award for fiction.