Meet Our Staff
Melanie Fountain - Owner/Editor in Chief
Melanie has more than 30 years of experience in Business Management and Domestic and International Marketing. She is also an author (under a pen name) and a professional editor. She has four grown children and eight grandchildren. She lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California with her wonderful husband and three dogs.
Ron Bagliere - Acquisitions Editor
Having been involved in writing for over 30 years in several different genres, Ron has a
solid understanding of what motivates readers to keep turning pages. As a founder and
past president of the Syracuse Writer’s Roundtable and associate member of the Central
New York Romance Writer’s Association, Ron has been actively involved in mentoring
aspiring writers for the last 15 years and is always on the lookout for a new and fresh
Rob Leiske - Senior Network Administrator
Rob's technical experience spans many years. He mastered his first software program at the age of four, built his first desktop computer at nine, and began writing computer code and creating programs at fifteen. He is our Tech-Man. He lives in sunny California and has two small boys.
Linda G. Hatton - Editor
Editor for Fantasy, Paranormal, Mystery, Thriller and YA
Linda is open to editing any genre, but I tend to be drawn towards fantasy, paranormal, mystery,
thriller, and YA.
Linda comes to FBP holding a copyediting certification from University of California, San Diego,
as well as in developmental editing, novel, poetry, and short story writing. Both her background
and her education in acting from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts have given her a
good understanding of character development. She also has nearly four years experience as a
managing editor of Mouse Tales Press. Visit her website at Ink Tracks Editing.
Jenna D'Angelo - Editor
Jenna’s main genres of choice are Romance, Supernatural, and Fantasy. She is also interested in
Steampunk (science fiction), Historical Fiction and Adventure stories.
Jenna D’Angelo has been a reader all her life. Her love of reading guided her in becoming an English major
at Arcadia University. Becoming an editor has been Jenna’s goal since middle school and she has been
working to achieve that aspiration ever since then. Another major interest of hers is traveling; her love of
traveling has taken her to many places including: England, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, and Mexico.
During her college career, she even studied abroad in both Scotland and China for a semester each.
Susan K, Earl, M.Ed - Editor
Susan is open to editing adult, young adult, or children's fiction and non-fiction. She
particularly enjoys mystery, historical fiction, and non-graphic romance.
Susan loves writing and teaching writing and comes to FBP holding a B.A. in History, B.A in
Education, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, and is currently working on a doctorate in reading
and literacy education. Currently, Susan teaches writing at Tarrant County College, and has spent
many hours editing student papers, as well as teaching students how to effectively revise and edit
their own work. Her teaching experience spans twenty years in Texas public schools, including four
at TCCD. Susan has two published novels, Moon Dance and Ghost of Johanna. Even though both of her
novels are historical fiction, she also loves to read mystery, romance, adventure, and fantasy novels.
Susan’s other interests lie in her love of travel, discovering new and wonderful places, yoga, and
taking her dogs for long walks.
Kris Franklin - Editor
Kris’s personal preferences are: mystery, action/adventure, horror (both supernatural and thrillers),
romantic suspense, plus mainstream/character-driven and humorous mainstream. He is slightly less
interested in, but open to historical, westerns, fantasy/urban fantasy and suspense related erotica,
and not especially fond of category romance, erotic romance or hardware-intensive sci-fi.
Kris holds both bachelors and master's degrees in English and has authored 50+ short stories and nonfiction articles. As a staff writer and humor columnist for Pagosa Springs Sun (CO) he brings a journalist quality to his work. And when he’s not teaching or writing columns, he’s a novelist. Author of 3 nationally and internationally published novels: Silvercat (Bantam), published in English in the U.S., Canada and U.K.
published in 5 languages. The High San Juan (Bantam), same English language publications, foreign rights
in Japan. Relentless (Kensington) optioned for film rights.
Janice Lynn Sheridan - Editor
Editor for Women’s Fiction, Literary Fiction, Up-market Fiction, Historical Fiction,
Creative non-fiction, Poetry, Christian Fiction/issues, YA and Children’s
J.lynn Sheridan writes, blogs, and edits in the Chain O'Lakes area of northern Illinois. She is a
graduate of the Christian Writers Guild Apprenticeship program, a member of The Christian Pen,
and is on the advisory team for Wordsmith Studio. She writes about poetry, women's issues, and
the plague of dementia. Her poems have been published in Beyond the Dark Room, Three Minus
One, Four and Twenty Literary Journal, The Plum Plum, Garbanzo, Poetry Quarterly, and she
has placed in several Writer's Digest challenges. J.lynn has just completed her first novel.
If you have any questions or would like to talk to us feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.