Soul Mate Publishing Editorial Staff
Founder and Senior Editor Deborah Gilbert graduated from Nazareth College, magna cum laude, with a B.S. in English and an M.S. in Reading. She taught high school English for sixteen years and joined RWA in 1998. Noting the tightening New York market and the trend toward digital publishing, she opened Soul Mate Publishing in October, 2011. She is currently seeking submissions in all areas.
Contact Debby at Debby@SoulMatePublishing.com
Graduating with a B.S. in Clinical Dietetics, Tamus spent five years as a registered dietitian before obtaining a position as a medical transcriptionist after her first child was born. She, then, spent the next 14 years transcribing and editing physicians’ reports. During this time, she began homeschooling her three children, which she continues to do to this day.
After having quit her job as a transcriptionist when she moved to sunny Florida, Tamus began looking for an avenue for her love of language and writing. She has been able to write product reviews and informational articles which have been published online, as well as unit studies for homeschoolers. She is also working on her first novel.
She is thrilled to have the opportunity to use the skills she has acquired over the years to edit and encourage other authors in their journey, as she is aware of the time and effort that goes into producing a great book. Her favorite genre is historical fiction but is willing to edit other genres. She prefers the heat level to be on the mild side.
Contact Tamus at Tamus@SoulMatePublishing.com
After nineteen years of analyzing, selling, and marketing books within the wholesale industry, Cynthia turned her love for reading into writing and now editing. She’s looking for fresh voices in Chick Lit, Women’s Fiction, Contemporary and Historical romance - all heat levels. (No erotica, F/F, M/M or multiples.)
Contact Cindy at Cindy@SoulMatePublishing.com
Char Chaffin studied Journalism and English Literature at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She has over twelve years’ writing and critique experience, belongs to several writing groups and is a member of RWA, including Alaska Romance Writers, and Central NY Romance Writers. She is an avid reader with a fondness for horror and science-fiction as well as romance and erotica.
As an editor, Char welcomes all genres, and is constantly on the lookout for imaginative, edgy, romantic passion that will sweep her away. Paranormal/fantasy is also a favorite of hers.
A multi-published author, Char writes mainstream/contemporary romances with strong yet flawed heroes and heroines who find each other against all odds. She is currently working on her fourth novel. Char and husband Don divide their time between two homes: Fairbanks, Alaska, and Upstate New York.
Contact Char at Char@SoulMatePublishing.com
Janet earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Black Hills State College, and Post Baccalaureate hours in English Literature from the University of Houston. When not spending time with her family and friends, working out at the gym, or traveling, she consumes copious amounts of chocolate, which is strong motivation to head back to the gym.
Janet is on the lookout for manuscripts with the potential to become legends in the industry. Give her intelligent, crisp romance with well-motivated characters, then crank up the emotion, and you’ve got her attention. Favorite genres are American Westerns, Historical, Regency, Contemporary, Romantic Suspense, Time Travel, and light Paranormal.
Contact Janet at Janet@SoulMatePublishing.com
Garrett graduated studying English and creative writing at the University of Oregon. He has worked as an editor for literary journals, as a freelance manuscript editor, and is himself a writer of fiction. He attends local writing groups and is a member of the Wordos science fiction and fantasy group.
With seven years of editing experience, Garrett seeks only one thing in fiction: good writing. Every genre, every style is welcome as long as it is written well. He enjoys strong characters with depths, and stories that stand to test these characters.
Contact Garrett at Garrett@SoulMatePublishing.com
Samantha McMahon lives on the family farm in Washington State. Teaching kids to ride and know about horses since 1967, she finds in many cases, she's taught three generations of families. She left the farm to attend Washington State University where she graduated with B.A. degrees in English and History in three years. Her life experiences span adventures to dealing cards in a casino, attending graduate school to get her Masters in Teaching degree, being a substitute teacher, and serving in the Army Reserve— all leading to her second career as a published award-winning author and editor.
Currently, Samantha seeks Young Adult, Coming of Age, New Adult, and any romance genre, but especially Western Romance because who doesn’t love a hot, sexy cowboy and a great horse?
Contact Samantha at Samantha@SoulMatePublishing.com
"Tell me a story."
Janine Phillips has been writing and editing professionally for more than two decades, beginning as a cub reporter on Long Island and ending as an editor for a local newspaper in Upstate New York.
In addition to her non-fiction publishing career, Janine has been writing and publishing fiction online, and has been a member of CNYRW and RWA since 2004.
Her sense of detail and her desire for strong character development and moving plot, combined with her quest for the perfect happy ending, keeps Janine busy reading, writing, and editing.
Currently Janine is seeking any romance genre, but she is interested in contemporary, paranormal, and time travel romances with strong characters and believable story lines.
"Write what you know . . . and then tell me a story."
And don't forget the happy ending.
Contact Janine at Janine@SoulMatePublishing.com
Violetta Rand holds a bachelor's degree in Environmental Policy and a master's degree in Environmental Management. She has served as an environmental scientist and technical editor in the state of Alaska for over seven years.
As an editor, Violetta welcomes historical romance (fantasy elements just fine) and will consider some contemporary romance, too.
Contact Violetta at Violetta@SoulMatePublishing.com
Born a stone’s throw from the Acropolis, transplanted to the Texas Gulf Coast, Stella is descended from refugees and rednecks.
She’s looking for compelling characters, tension, new situations, and a story that resonates.
“Give me a character I can feel, then drop them in some hot water. Now get them out. I love tension. Any kind of tension—inner and outer.”
She welcomes authors with a fresh voice or a new approach. All heat levels, all story lines are acceptable.
Contact Stella at Stella@SoulMatePublishing.com
After quite accidentally stepping into an entry level dream job reading Romance manuscripts for the editor-in-chief of the Doubleday Book Club, Caroline is now into a twenty-plus-year career in book publishing. Her lively and productive years as an Editor at Pocket Books brought her into close working relationships with some of today’s most beloved Romance novelists, including Carla Neggers, Karen Robards and JoAnn Ross.
Caroline is a much sought-after freelance editor, offering her breadth of knowledge about popular fiction and structural/ developmental editing, to writers at all stages of their creative journeys. She is a long-standing member of RWA and often appears as a guest blogger on romance sites and as a speaker at conferences.
She looks for natural storytelling ability, characters and plots that come alive immediately and never let go of the reader. Smart and creative love stories make her very happy. She enjoys Romantic Suspense, Chick Lit, Historical Romance, Contemporary Romance and all the Sub-genres within Paranormal Romance.
Cheryl Yeko received her Administrative Assistant Degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College, in Wisconsin, as well as a Paralegal Certification through the American Institute For Paralegal Studies. She has over twenty-five years as a Legal Assistant, involving the drafting of legal correspondence and court documents. She belongs to several writing groups, and is a member of RWA.
Cheryl lives in Wisconsin with her husband Patrick. She loves to read, play piano, and spend time with family and friends. She enjoys novels with fast-paced action and steamy romance, protective alpha men and strong heroines.
Her debut novel, Protecting Rose, won the 2012 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence in the Romantic Suspense category.
As an Editor, Cheryl welcomes Romantic Suspense, Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Contemporary, and Erotica.
Contact Cheryl at Cheryl@SoulMatePublishing.com
Please find the submission guidelines through the link on our home page.