Omnific Staff

Elizabeth Riley, Publisher/President Elizabeth Riley started Omnific Publishing in 2010, after several years cultivating amateur writers in the world of fanfiction, where she participated in multiple fandoms and ran the largest Twilight fanfiction site, It is her mission to give new, talented writers a platform for their voice to be heard and help launch their careers as professional authors. She enjoys reading, writing, and editing, and loves nothing more than to share a great story with anyone who will listen. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.

Lisa O'Hara, Operations Director Lisa O'Hara discovered that she loved good books at a young age. She earned her bachelor's degree in French from California State University, Chico. When she is not spending time with her husband and children, Lisa loves to read most anything, but some of her favorite authors include Maeve Binchey and JK Rowling. Lisa's background as Acquisitions Director and Acquisitions Editor for Omnific, combined with her knack for organization and experience in project management, make her perfect for the role of Operations Director for this growing publishing company.

Micha Stone, Marketing and Creative Director With more than twenty years of marketing, design, association management and event planning experience, Micha brings a well developed understanding of the importance of niche and viral marketing plans. She has planned and executed marketing strategies for small businesses, special events, celebrity events, professional associations, as well as local, regional and state funded environmental programs nationwide. Micha has designed and launched traditional marketing plans but specializes in social and individualized marketing. She has a profound belief in Omnific Publishing and its mission and is excited to lend her skills and experience to such a promising venture. Micha is a fifth generation Texan who lived in Colorado for many years before moving to Miami Beach. 

Colleen Wagner, Associate Editorial Director/Senior Editor Colleen Keough Wagner's reading life began with Munro Leaf's The Story of Ferdinand, the bull who loved to sit under his favorite cork tree and smell the flowers. Though her professional life began with a B.S. in Finance at the University of Illinois, she realized books have always been her way of smelling the flowers, so she left the corporate bullfight to earn her M.Ed at DePaul University and instruct in literature and writing at the secondary level. From financial analysis reports to research and literary analysis essays, from creative writing to expat blogging, Colleen has been an avid writer and proofreader of fiction and nonfiction alike. Presently residing with her husband in the literary capital of London, she is elated to join Omnific as an Editor, helping to cultivate new authors' works such that they bloom in the printed word.

Kimberly Blythe, Copy Editor Kim graduated with a B.A. in English where she focused on Regency and Victorian Literature. She followed that with an M.A. in Applied Linguistics, enjoying her study of the history of the English language, slang and dialects. For the last twelve years she has lived abroad, teaching classes on the English language, world literature and linguistics at the college level. Since she was one of the few native speakers of English available, by default she began editing grants and marketing materials from the universities she worked for and began to familiarize herself with the various style manuals. Her last job required her to guide thesis students in MLA documentation style and preventing unintentional plagiarism. She enjoys helping authors learn all of the little quirks of grammar and punctuation found in the English language.

Jennifer DeLucy, Senior Editor Jennifer DeLucy is a published author who was born and raised in Northeast Pennsylvania, where she developed her love of reading, writing and the arts. A lifelong writer, she began her editing career as an editor for community organization publications and progressed to short fiction and full novel editing in recent years. She continues her study of creative writing and the English language, always looking to learn so she can pass that knowledge on to her writers. Jennifer is pleased to work with Omnific as a Developmental Editor, and is especially enthusiastic about books with a positive, inspiring message and good character progression. Among the covers she has worn ragged are Jane Eyre, The Five People You Meet In Heaven and The Hobbit. In her spare time, Jennifer writes her own fiction and performs musically in the local community.


Sean Riley, Senior Editor Sean Riley comes to Omnific Publishing after a lifetime of wanderlust and strange travels. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in History from San Francisco State University, but please don't hold that against him. He has been to Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, and Belgium, but he currently calls California home. He spent a number of years working as a library clerk, where numerous romantic titles would pass by his desk, featuring pictures of medieval Scotsman and damsels in varying degrees of distress. Sean dabbles in writing himself, having recently finished a children's book, as well as an epic fantasy novel that may or may not ever be truly complete. Sean's literary tastes tend toward the esoteric and bizarre, but he enjoys reading talented writing in any genre.

Sarah Allan, Senior Editor Sarah Allan was born and raised in Connecticut, where her parents encouraged her to read whatever she could get her hands on. She has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Connecticut, and has held varied jobs including call center rep, insurance adjuster, and financial analyst. Sarah discovered that her true passion lies in reading, editing, and writing her own stories, and counts herself as one of the lucky ones who finally found what she wanted to do when she grew up. Sarah and her husband currently live abroad, and she is proud to be an Editor for Omnific Publishing.

Jessica Royer Ocken, Senior Editor Jessica is a freelance writer and editor based in Chicago and has a master's degree from the Missouri School of Journalism. She has covered topics from technology to teenagers and worked with writers on text for dissertations, academic publications, websites, museum wall text, and steamy novels. In addition to editing fiction, she is currently at work on a history of the Northern District of California federal courts. Jessica is excited to be a part of the Omnific editing team.

Natalia Jaster, Senior Editor Natalia has an M.A. in Creative Writing and is delighted to join Omnific. She spent a bunch of fun years basking in fanfiction before becoming a published author, loves all types of YA and NA, and especially loves when a novel takes risks within its genre. She's drawn to captivating settings, everything from whimsy to angst, from sweetness to hotness, and relationships where opposites attract. The first-kiss scene is always her favorite part of reading a story.

Kateasa Langston, Senior Editor Kateasa grew up in Nashville and began reading at the age of three. When her mom noticed she would try to steal her textbooks, she knew she had a future bookworm on her hands. Kateasa continues to build her collection of over 400 books, and reads at every opportunity. She has a strong passion for writing, creative story-telling, and helping put art into the world. Kateasa is studying English and Creative Writing at the University of North Texas.

Cindy Campbell, Copy Editor Cindy Campbell comes to Omnific with over twenty years in the education field, both at the secondary and the university level. Her own education culminated with her doctoral coursework. Teaching college writing and critiquing students' written work has helped her develop a strong knowledge base in the mechanics of writing. Cindy's passion is helping writers improve their work and learn from their errors, whether it be her college students or authors working with Omnific. Cindy enjoys Contemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense, but occasionally serves as an Editor for Omnific's Paranormal Romance line as well. Her attention to detail and love for exciting plot twists make her job as an editor a perfect fit.

Melissa Simmons, Copy Editor Melissa discovered her passion for reading at a young age with Anne Rice novels. The passion was rekindled as an adult when she came across Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. Her other favorite authors include JR Ward, Charlaine Harris, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Jeaniene Frost. Though her degree is in Business, her passion for the written word as well as her certification in proofreading and copy editing have led her to her position as a Copy Editor for Omnific. She is so excited to be a part of Omnific family.

Coreen Montagna, Production Coordinator Coreen Montagna has a doctorate in Pharmacy, but is an artist at heart. Even while working on her degree from the University at Buffalo, she took as many art classes as she could on the side: ceramics, photography, art history. Cory has been a voracious reader since elementary school, and was heartbroken when she discovered that there are people who never read books if it isn't required for work or school. As Omnific's Production Coordinator, Cory combines her love of art and words in a wonderfully unexpected way.

Traci Olsen, Publicist Always an avid reader, when Traci Olsen was eight years old she read "The Tell Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe and was so scared she didn't sleep for a week. Oddly, this didn't stop her from reading anything and everything she could get her hands on. Raised in the deep woods of northeastern Massachusetts, she managed to wriggle free of the East Coast long enough to earn a BFA in Studio Art from the University of New Mexico. She and her family now live in a Massachusetts, where she co-hosts a popular political podcast and uses her skills as a social media maven to promote authors of both fiction and nonfiction.



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