Founder, Pink Umbrella Books
When Adrienne published her first novel through a small press publishing house in 2015, she fell in love with the whole process. She knew she wanted to help other authors hold physical copies of their own books.
Adrienne already had design and marketing skills from her studies in communications through the University of Phoenix, so she got to work learning the ins and outs of online publishing and distribution. Since then, she and her team of equally book-obsessed publishing professionals have been transforming rough manuscripts into beautiful final copies and getting them into readers’ hands.
Now the author of five books (and counting), Adrienne lives in California with her family.
Adrienne’s areas of expertise:
- Cover design
- Interior layout and design
- Publication and distribution
- Amazon advertising
The Pink Umbrella team
Marnae’s flair for detail and in-depth analysis make editing her superpower. She also loves to use her content writing and web design experience to help authors get ready for launch. She currently lives with her husband and son in Pennsylvania.
Merry Gordon is silently correcting your grammar. A freelance editor and writer, Merry also has over two decades of experience teaching English at the high school and junior college level. Merry is a book geek, a Netflix binger, and a connoisseur of all things chocolate. She lives with her husband and children in Arizona.
A talented video editor, Jake is excited to help you put together a visually stunning and highly shareable book trailer. Jake is also an avid gamer and music enthusiast. He currently lives in Utah.
Shalece Fiack has loved painting and drawing since her childhood. She is the illustrator for the Rat Tuesday series and an acrylic painter. In 2015, Shalece completed 100 paintings in 100 days. Shalece continues to paint soft, colorful pieces in her home studio in Arizona, where she lives with her family.
Alex Smith lives in Litchfield Park, Arizona, with her parents, sister, and two pet rats. She works as a mixed media studio artist and is so excited to have illustrated her first children’s book (this very one!). If you give her a big, empty box, she will most likely paint on it. Her work can be seen on Facebook at Illuminations: Alex Smith.
Tony Pham is a local artist in Arizona with skills ranging from traditional art involving pencils, pens, and markers to digital 3D and 2D art. Whether working on his laptop or sketching whatever he sees in his surroundings, he’s always creating something.
Ashley Berensen is a watercolorist from Juneau, Alaska. She graduated in 2019 with a BFA in illustration from BYU-Idaho. After graduation, Ashley spent a year teaching at that same university while illustrating her first book. Now she works full time as a freelance illustrator, living in Idaho with her husband and two goldfish.