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About Us

Determined with a mutual desire to open the doors to a new world of publishing for authors while inviting a whole new generation of bibliophiles to discover magical new worlds and ideas through books, friends of 27 years, Stacee and Brooke created Paperclip Publishing.

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Stacee 

COO  

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who loved to write, draw and paint. In second grade, her first somewhere along the way, she lost her voice and stopped writing, falling into the grasp of the world’s version of what she should be, instead of what she could be. One day a still small voice whispered into her ear, it’s time to write again, and soon the book, The Secret Messages of Birthmarks was born.

Inspiring, bubbly, & straightforward, Stacee Magee is a thought-provoking speaker, entrepreneur, author, and part-time philosopher. With two patents to her name, a degree in animation, and running a successful Children’s product company, Boingo Baby, she is a serial entrepreneur. After being asked to mentor others in their business, she discovered a love for coaching and is now a certified Life Coach and Reiki Master. When she is not inspiring others, you can find her on hikes in the desert with her seven kids, holding her husband’s hand as they explore life together.

Brooke

Chief Executive Officer

Brooke has been a creator and entrepreneur since she was young. She loved reading and books at a young age, sometimes going through a book a day from her love of reading. Spending time writing poetry and music on the piano in her free time and wrote her first book in middle school called Charlies Life. 

 

She was always fiercely independent and always seeking new opportunities. 

With her love of animals and caring for people, she became a nurse early on in life and then went on to receive her Masters and became a Nurse Practitioner over 11 years ago. She is now a CEO and runs a healthcare company that brings healthcare to the elderly and disabled. She wanted to go back to her roots and creative side to help create Paperclip as well as with one of her best friends of 27 years who loves to create as much as her. She enjoys spending time with her children and family at home when she is not developing some new ideas, books, or discovering new authors.

Jes

Chief Editor

Jes wrote their first book at age two, providing illustrations and dictating the words for "Lolo Zookeeper, Hiding Crocodile." They went on to publish hundreds of home-printed masterpieces at Lolo Press, the pretend publishing company inspired by their childhood nickname. Jes' love of stories and books grew as they got older, and they continued to read and write voraciously into adulthood. One BA in Creative Writing, one Master's in Library Science, four years working retail, and five years as a librarian later, Jes is finally revisiting their original love of words and the way they fit together as an editor for Paperclip Publishing.

 

Currently, Jes lives in Arizona with their partner Sydney and a very old and loud, but somehow endearing, dachshund named Winnie. They are active in the LGBTQ+ community, mainly facilitating informal education programs for youth and young adults. They also love to knit, craft, blog, make spreadsheets, podcast about early-2000's TV shows, and consume horror content of any kind. 

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Jesse 

VP of Marketing & Strategy

Jesse graduated from West Virginia University in 2003 with a degree in Business Administration, Marketing.  Jesse has over 17 years of professional selling and marketing experience.  Some highlights of his professional career include: Increasing an equipment leasing vertical revenue from $300k to $3million in five years and playing a major role in increasing an organization's overall revenue from $7million to $21million over a five year period.  Jesse has been with LTi Technology Solutions for nine years where he is currently their Director of Sales.  He is responsible for new system sales throughout North America.  Jesse currently serves as a member of the ELFA Service Provider Committee and has previously been on the board of directors for NEFA, NEFA membership committee chair, and conference chair.  He spends his nights and weekend consulting with local small businesses.  His main focus is on helping authors create successful books through marketing and business planning.  He also coaches his son’s little league baseball team in the spring and fall.

Kaylene

Assistant Editor

Kaylene has always had a love of the written word. She started writing as early as the second grade and was asked to participate in a school writing contest. As a child, she would frequently get into trouble with her parents because she would stay up way past bedtime reading. Her favorite genres are adult fantasy/horror and women's fiction. When not writing or reading, she spends her time running and is currently training for the Boston Distance Medley. She currently resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband and fur kids (two dogs and 4 cats).

Elliana

Editor

I answer to “Elliana”, and I am an editor, writer, and literary enthusiast with expertise in informative and narrative non-fiction, poetry, and journalism. I have collaborated in workshops and newsroom settings since 2014 and have had multiple works published across literary journals since 2008. Away from the notebook and laptop, fire dancing, traveling, and cooking fuel my soul. 

 

As a multifaceted creative inspired by the mundane and metaphysical, I strive to empower other writers to express their truths confidently and effectively. Together, we can work to ensure that your message will be read and received by as many as possible in an authentic manner that matches you as a person, all the while fulfilling the needs of yourself and potential readers. 

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Ryanne

Editor

Ryanne McLaren graduated from Biola University with a B.M. in piano and organ
performance. She was also a top scholar in the Torrey Honors Institute, where she fell in love with interdisciplinary studies. She is especially fascinated with the search for the sacred in science fiction, especially within the works of her favorite author, Ray Bradbury. Ryanne is currently completing her master’s in “Theology and the Arts” through the University of St. Andrew’s, Scotland.
A lifelong musician, Ryanne is also a professional pianist and organist. Ryanne
especially concerned with the interaction of text and music in vocal literature, further evidencing her deep passion for poetry. Much of Ryanne’s original writing can be found on ABookishCharm.com, which proclaims her mission of promoting and exemplifying an “active and imaginative life.”

Shaun Cochran

Illustrator

Shaun is an artist, illustrator and designer currently living in Tucson, Arizona.  He has a BFA with a Drawing focus from Arizona State University, and has done freelance illustration and design work since graduating in 2009. Shaun is passionate about animation and graphic arts, and about art as a storytelling device; he has a lifelong love for comics, animation and illustrated books.  Shaun has illustrated the Sanford Harmony program’s “Z series” of educational books for children, as well as several books for Handersen Publishing such as “Hole in the Wall”.

Amber

Graphic Designer

Amber has been drawing since she was able to hold a crayon. Coming from a family of creatives, it’s no surprise that she followed her own path to becoming a graphic designer, earning her associates degree in advertising and graphic design in 2007. Since then, she has operated independently as a freelancer providing branding services to a variety of clients in various industries ranging from crafters and photographers to holistic health practitioners, authors, and counselors. She is especially excited to offer her services to philanthropic endeavors and has an intense passion for volunteering.

When she’s not busy being a boy-mom, she can be found reading, plotting her next tattoo, or volunteering with a local non-profit that aims to crush the opioid epidemic by promoting harm-reduction and connecting individuals struggling with substance abuse disorders to recovery resources.

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We are looking for amazing new people to join our team! Click the link below to see the positions we are hiring for now!

David Calvert

Graphic Designer

David has always had a passion for art. He enjoys drawing and taking photos any chance he gets. After discovering the graphic design world and it’s endless amount of possible creativity, David went to trade school at East Valley Institute of Technology for graphic design. Later, he graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelors in Graphic Design / Web Design. After finding his path, David has gone on to produce innovative, creative and one of a kind creations. He has been able to use his many skills including drawing, photography, illustration and branding. Being a designer, he looks to influence people’s views while making an impact in their lives through his work. 

When he is not creating, he has many hobbies and passions. His hobbies range from drawing to binge watching the newest tv show. He’s also enthusiastic about collecting and listening to records, watching movies and has a niche for the comic world.  

Devin Alexis

Social Media & Junior Illustrator

My name is Devin Alexis. I am an artist originally from NYC.
I have a background in Comics & Animation from Art & Design HS and FIT. I also attended Cooper Union for Sculpting on a scholarship.
I have experience in other areas of art as well, such as tattooing.
I have been a Makeup & FX Artist professionally since 2012 in LA where I worked in film and tv.
My other hobbies include charity work like Advocacy for the JDRF, doing Pinup Competitions, Creative Directing, and Commercial Modeling, Singing (8 years of opera training), and watching Wrestling with the love of my life and our furbabies!

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Ashley De Vor 

Illustrator

Illustrator

Ashley De Vor is a self-taught freelance artist specializing in commissioned art works. She has created a myriad of work ranging from portrait painting to sewing to mural work. The benefit of doing commission work is having experience with a multitude of mediums such as ink, watercolor, fabric paint, acrylic, charcoal, ceramic paint, graphite, digital illustration, and oil based paints. She has two very distinct styles: smooth vibrant watercolors and bold ink work with a minimalist palette, both of which are meticulously detailed.  Her favorite subjects are animals, food, portraits, botanicals and anything and everything spooky. Ashley loves film, video games, cooking, and being a couch potato with her dog Sputnik. 

We are looking for amazing new people to join our team! Click the link below to see the positions we are hiring for now!

Diane Serpa

Graphics/Illustration

Diane Serpa, aka Dot, has been drawing and creating typographic art since she was five. Since she discovered graphic design through 80s music album covers she has been designing books, magazines, marketing and branding for more than 20 years.

An avid comic book and sci-fi/fantasy novel reader, Dot also collects nerdy toys.

Meeting new people fills up her energy tank.

Dot advocates for all animals, domestic and wild as well as environmental and social issues.

She’ll take dancing to new wave music over exercising, any day, though you might see hiking South Mountain or riding her lime green Electra Cruiser around Mesa canals. Look for the watermelon helmet.

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We are looking for amazing new people to join our team! Click the link below to see the positions we are hiring for now!

Ghost Writer

Bio Coming Soon! 

What We Do...

As an Author centered publisher, we work with some of the world's greatest authors to bring their books to the world. We are currently looking for new authors, click here to submit your book. 

Indie authors are forces to be reckoned with as they blaze new trails and write amazing books. Yet no author is an island, and we are here to support your journey. Click here to see how Paperclip Publishing can help you successfully share your story with the world.

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Paperclip Publishing LLC

1840 E Baseline Road Suite A-1

Tempe, AZ 85283

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