Steve Soderquist & Laura RangerWe first met in 2013 through Facebook during a writing game. Finding many common interests and goals, it didn't take us long to partner up to co-write the novel, 'Rogue' that was published through Mélange Books, LLC. Soon after, our relationship became something more and we’re happy to report our upcoming nuptials, date to be announced. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!
SteveI started writing when I was seventeen but had bigger dreams than abilities. After some very humbling experiences, I took the time to learn the craft and threw myself into studying all aspects of first English 101, then how creative writing fit into those often rigid rules. With that, a writer and editor was born. I wrote and published my first novella nine years ago, then had my first novel published a year after that. (Both horror stories!) I was briefly with Damnation Books, Eternal Press, LLC as a Staff editor before going freelance. I’ve since edited for numerous talented and now published authors, whose works range in genre from science fiction, to romance, to horror, to young adult. This has increased my own flexibility in writing, which in turn opened doors to create published works that include paranormal, science fiction, children and young adult. Between 2013 and late 2018, I’ve written and published four more books while working as an editor. Now, even with the responsibilities of Director of Operations and Chief Editor and formatter with this great publishing company with Laura, I am still actively involved in the writing community by holding training seminars and webinars, teaching the finer points of the 'how-to's' when writing, editing, formatting, and marketing.
LauraI’ve been weaving stories all my life. I could be considered an author who was twenty years in the making when I began writing my first novel. I took the leap and put a short story in an Anthology with seven other authors in 2013, due to Steve’s encouragement and belief in my ability. That year I began writing Rogue with him. I’ve since completed another novel, Deception due out by June 2016 and have two more fully underway, with several others at various stages. I love to write and remember the first time I saw my story in print. I want to do the same for other writers. I want to help them feel the joy and excitement I felt.
I’ve been an Administrative Assistant almost all of my adult life and look forward to engaging those skills in this company. It’s important to me to help others who have either never had their story published, or have been published only to watch their dream fall flat due to not being helped to get their work seen by the masses. There are so many publishers out there who don’t give their authors the attention we believe they deserve. We want to do things differently. For myself, I want to build a world where I can help fellow authors reach for the stars and feel the thrill when they catch them.