Mara Hodges — Lead Editor

Aside from serving as a Lead Editor at Montag Press, Mara is a founding member of Eastbay Area Reciprocity Network, and is Five Star Copywriter with Interact Media.  She regularly judges the annual Odyssey of the Mind regional and California state tournaments, and is the Problem 3 Captain for the Capital Gold region. Past experiences include editing publications for an environmental consulting company and environmental reporting for Green Answers.

Mara  is a patron of all sciences, especially environmental science and psychology. Mara likes encouraging authors to think outside the box and break the mold to produce thought-provoking literature. She loves authors who are brave enough to say what they really think rather than what they have been indoctrinated to think.

Mara is the Project Editor for Bruce Lee Bond’s Lorelei Trilogy: The Broken Coast, Treasures of the Night, and Girls Gone South, Brandon Nolta’s Iron and Smoke, James Bodden’s The Red Light Princess, J.E Gurley’s Oracle of Delphi, and Pools of Yarah, Paul Bussard’s Stinger Stars and Beyond Hercules, Trevor Richardson’s Dystopia Boy, Nigel Sellars’ The Gonaymne Weapon, Carl Alves’ Reconquest Mother Earth, Gary Adler’s Ecopocalypse, Marcin Dolecki’s Philosopher’s Crystal and Colleen Chen’s Dysmorphic Kingdom. She is the editor of Confessions of a Gentleman Arachnid, authored by Michael Coolwood. She is also the editor of the forthcoming novels by Soramimi Hanarejima and D. Glasheen.

Mara can be reached at


Nicholas Morine — Editor at Large

Nicholas is a novelist and an experienced content writer in both the web and print. He has served as the Feature Editor for Men’s Fashion with Suite101 Media Group, as well as a freelance editor for Vast Interactive and Demand. He has print articles in circulation with Uomo Moda and London Glossy. Nicholas holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature and a Master of Philosophy degree in Humanities — both from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Nicholas values writing styles that are conversational, informative, and suggestive in terms of developing a strong narrative presentation to the reader. Nicholas edited Matt Mott’s Finding WoodsCarrion by Jonathan Rose, Red Swarm by David Massengill and Toy Soldiers by Michael G. Keller.


Zachary Amendt — Short Story Collection Editor

Zachary Amendt lives in Oakland, CA. His stories have appeared in Underground Voices, Saint Mary’s Magazine, Barely South Review, and anthologies issued by Dzanc Books and Phantom Drift. He is a graduate of City University of New York. He is the author of STAY and Liquidating Perry and is the editor of FRESH, an anthology of emerging writer.




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Badger — Book Designer

Badger has been doing book design and layout for over ten years. A longstanding fan of roleplaying games and horror, Badger began working for Chaosium, Inc., publishers of the RPG Call of Cthulhu (based upon the writing of H.P. Lovecraft), and now has more than twenty titles to his credit. One of his most recent works, Cthulhu by Gaslight 3rd edition, won two ENnie awards in 2012. In addition to Chaosium, Badger has done layout and book design for Pagan Publishing, and is on staff at Miskatonic River Press where he’s been project lead, editor, and art director on several book projects.

Badger strives to find a balance between readability and design that’s aesthetically pleasing, and his critical eye is ever scanning for missing commas or horrid uses of “your”. A lifelong geek, Badger still is an avid gamer, and is in the midst of designing his first Lovecraftian-themed card game. He’s also a musician, playing bass for a local alternative metal band called Unbecome.

Somewhere in there, he manages to find time to sleep and eat occasionally.

Badger’s company, Squamous Studios, has a home on the intarwebs.

Charlie Franco — Project Editor & Night Manager

Charlie attended George Brown College in Toronto and he has a graduate degree in Design with a special emphasis in Screenwriting from the UCLA. Charlie has worked as a Production Manager at Bruce Mau Design and as an Art Director at Revolver and Black Walk Films. Charlie has provided content and story editing for Hollywood movies including Chump Change (2000) (2009.) Charlie provided notes on the long delayed Harper Collins’ project The Girl with the Most Cake (20??) and has completed 3 screenplays.

Charlie is the editor of Three Wojewoda Plays (2012), Hooks and Slaughterhouse (2013), The End of Jack Cruz: The Play (2014) STAY (2014), The Autobiography of Buster Keaton (2014), Ventriloquists (2014), Wrapped in Red (2014), Xtremus (2015), The Mountain Devils (2015), Wound & Suture (2015), O My Days (2015), Mount Everest (2015), Sick Dice (2016), Eli the Rat (2016), Wraith of Skrellman (2016), The Apocalypse of Lloyd (2017), Creep with a Camera (2017) Mount Everest : The Play (2017) and Hope: A Play (2017).

At Montag Press, Charlie stays up late into the night managing the demon words and subversive ideas that keep the chauvinists and zealots warm and their book fires stoked. Charlie can be reached at


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