Briefly describe your publishing house and the areas you oversee.
Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas launched its general book publishing division in 2007. Our authors include Christy Award winners, debut novelists, and nonfiction writers. LPC has several imprints, ranging from romance to speculative fiction. I am the managing editor for Brimstone Fiction, LPC’s speculative imprint, acquisitions editor for general fiction, and development executive producer for LPC Media Group, LPC’s production division.
Do you publish first-time authors?
Yes. We also publish authors who do not have an agent. We do recommend having an agent, though.
How can a writer best prepare for an appointment with you?
Have at least the first chapter or a sample of your writing with you during the appointment.
Anything else you would like to add or any specific current needs?
I am currently looking for speculative fiction in Fantasy, Science Fiction, or Horror that is not preachy and has a compelling story.
Write-to-Publish will be held June 3 – 6
in the Chicago area.