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Dr. Jennifer Lowry holds a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Christian Ministry. She's the owner of Monarch! Jen's a homeschool momma too! She's an author of over thirty books, a speaker, author coach with the WWJs, and a Teaching and Learning Specialist - ELA Secondary. Jen started Monarch in 2021 to publish clean reads. Monarch is growing, and we're blessed you're with us on the journey! We are constantly striving to build our collection of Monarch books for you! We love our authors and their stories. Our books matter! We're so glad you've found us. Check out our collection of clean reads for K12 readers today! Thanks for supporting a small publishing company with a big heart for books that matter!
Jen's favorite author is Kate DiCamillo. She loves absolutely everything by her and feels magic happen to the world when she reads Kate's work. Jen's favorite book by Kate is The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. The Trumpet of the Swan and Stuart Little by E.B. White, The Story of Jumping Mouse by John Steptoe, and so many books have a way of transporting Jen to joyful places. Jen adores Tolkien, Bradbury, and the list goes on and on. Horror and Thrillers are her favorite! Her list continues to grow as she surrounds herself with books that matter! She's looking for the next Beverly, Bilbo, Scout, and Jamie.
Jen has the help of her amazing family, who she leans on for support and guidance. Her #TeamMonarch authors are truly phenomenal. They've rallied around Monarch and the mission!
We believe that providing high-quality clean reads that matter for our K12 readers is worth all the hard work it takes to build our company. Every publishing company has to start somewhere ... and here we are. We've never been a hybrid or vanity press. Monarch has always been a traditional publishing company. We love that we can also provide free educational resources for our readers with content ratings for every book! We're so thankful for your support of our authors! Happy Reading!
Samuel is our tech intern. He's also Momma's one stop for all things Monarch as we talk titles, read queries together, and share in the love of literacy. He helps manage the behind-the-scenes operations with our Discord book club, listening to book concepts, and helping with social media. He goes to publishing events with his mom and talks Monarch like a pro Thanks for putting up with Momma about all things books!
Samuel's all about fantasy, dystopian, and anime. His favorite books are LOTR, Fahrenheit 451, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Samuel is a Native American singer and drummer in Young Waters Drum Group. Sam dances Eastern War and Eastern Woodland. Catch Sam at the next powwow! Samuel is a high school junior and has plans to be a diesel, heavy equipment mechanic after high school. He's also an amazing writer. Trust me when I say, his mom has tried her best to get him to write the next fantasy novel you'll love. Maybe one day he'll get there! *Update - YA Dystopian in the future!
Stephanie Cotta is part of #TeamMonarch! You may recognize her as our YA Fantasy author of THE IRON KINGDOM SERIES. THE CONJURER'S CURSE (December 2022) and THE WRAITHS OF ARJUN (December 2023) are only just the beginning of Stephanie's amazing author career. We're blessed she's on our editorial team. Reach out to Stephanie here for your next editing project: https://sdaniellacotta.wordpress.com/
Ashley White is part of #TeamMonarch! You may recognize her as our MG Fantasy author of THE IMPOSSIBLE GIRL. Ashley's imaginative storytelling and heart for books that matter makes her a perfect fit to join our line of freelance editors. We're blessed she's on our editorial team. Check out Ashley's website and contact her here for your next editing job: https://ashleywhitewrites.com/
Sally Shupe has a BA in English, is a member of ACFW, and has been a freelance editor for over 10 years. She lives in southwest Virginia with her family and a whole bunch of pets. Sally loves genealogy, running, and crocheting.
Kelly Martin is an author, developmental editor, ghostwriter, and teacher. She also is the wife of one handsome dude, mother of two cats, mother of three kids, and grandmother of the cutest little kitten in the world. With over forty books as an author under her belt, Kelly has worked with several editors and publishers through the years. She uses that knowledge to give her developmental edits the personal touch that the best editors gave her. Her favorite things about developmental editing are the brainstorming process to fix plot holes and the excitement of working with other authors. Kelly loves all things paranormal, keeps ghost hunting shows on repeat, and spends most of her time trying to keep her cat off the keyboard. Check out Kelly's website and meet your next favorite MG Horror author (She's ours!): http://www.kellymartinbooks.com/
Before turning to writing for children, Carol Baldwin published Friendship Counseling: Biblical Foundations for Helping Others and Teaching the Story: Fiction Writing in Grades 4-8. Carol enjoys teaching writing and has presented at many educators and writing conferences. She has published widely in newspapers and magazines and along with Rebecca Wheeler, co-publishes Talking Story, a newsletter for educators and media specialists. She served as a SCBWI-Carolinas critique group leader and the blog coordinator for many years. In addition, she manages the Write2Ignite blog; a group dedicated to inspiring and educating Christian kidlit writers. Most recently, she became a volunteer publicist for Monarch Books. Find her thoughts on the writing process, book reviews, and giveaways on her blog. When she isn’t writing or blogging, you’ll find her golfing, walking, biking, or enjoying spending time with one of her eight grandchildren.
Half-Truths, a young adult-historical novel that takes place in Charlotte, NC in 1950, will release with Monarch in 2025. She is currently working on a graphic novel, Nightmare in Nuremberg.
Tish Bouvier is a haiku poet and a cozy mystery writer. She enjoys creating book covers and graphic designs. Tish lives in Houston, Texas with her hubby, whom she often refers to as her boyfriend of 30 years, and together they have three daughters. Tish adopted an imaginary cat, Mister Bud The Wiser, who’s featured in her first cozy mystery series. She’s a coffee enthusiast who enjoys hanging out at bookstores and coffee shops.
Monarch Educational Services opened in 2021 and is committed to publishing the highest quality fiction that readers can trust. We are a boutique traditional publishing company focusing on clean reads for K12 audiences. All of our books have a content rating. Buyers can check out what topics are covered prior to purchase! Thanks for supporting us at Monarch. We love our authors and our books. We believe books matter.
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