Rebecca “Beckie” Gober | Marketing Ninja (Chief Executive Officer)
Rebecca Gober has sixteen years experience in upper level management, leadership, sales, marketing, and business relations. She has a history of finding ways to market outside the box and a passion for social media marketing and customer relations. She’s not afraid to take risks and doesn’t believe in the word impossible. Since entering the publishing world in 2011, Rebecca has co-authored seven young adult novels and has since gone on to open Clean Teen Publishing. Rebecca is continually working hard to make new strides in the publishing world.
Courtney Knight | Chief Know-it-all (Chief Operating Officer)
Courtney Knight graduated from UNT with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. She went on to teach Middle School where she found her love for the Young Adult genre. Courtney is a perfectionist who loves to work behind the scenes in formatting and web design. She believes that the interior formatting of a book should shine as much as the exterior does. Since entering the publishing world in 2011, Courtney has co-authored seven young adult novels and has since gone on to open Clean Teen Publishing. Courtney is committed to making her mark in the publishing world.
Marya (pronounced “Mariah”) Heidel | Graphics Guru (Chief Creative Officer)
Marya Heiman has ten years of experience in customer relations and creative design. In 2011, Marya entered the publishing world when a friend asked for her help in designing their book cover. Soon, she found that she had a knack for image manipulation and an eye for bringing multiple elements together to create a visually stunning cover. Marya decided to do what she loved and began freelancing as a cover designer, and later went on to open Clean Teen Publishing. Marya was recently honored with a RONE Award for one of her covers and has received numerous other accolades for her gorgeous designs. Marya believes that people do judge a book by its cover and she’s determined to make the publishing world a more beautiful place, one cover at a time.
Sherry Ficklin | Managing Editor
Sherry Ficklin is an author and marketing guru. She loves helping new authors find their niche in the marketplace. Her reading preferences are YA, mystery, romance, and paranormal, but she’s always looking for the next knock-your-socks-off novel and believes that, trends be damned, there is always a market for awesome books. Sherry also writes Romantic Fiction under the pen name S.J. Noble and appears as a guest speaker at several conventions annually.
Ethan Gregory | Submissions Editor
Ethan Gregory has worn so many hats through his years in the book-world, he may as well open his own haberdashery. From street teams to beta-reading, Ethan has worked with authors across genres to spread the good word on literature; working with several New York Times and International Bestselling Authors. Ethan is most known for his founding and administrating of his twice Utopia-Con “Blog of the Year”-nominated book blog, One Guy’s Guide to Good Reads. Aside from blogging, Ethan completed an internship with the Corvisiero Literary Agency where he gained special behind-the-scenes insights into the publishing world. While publicity has long been his game, Ethan is honored to accept the position of Submissions Editor for Changing Tides Publishing. When it comes to reading, Ethan doesn’t discriminate. While he’ll read anything, he’s particularly interested in Paranormal, Historical, and New Adult Romance. He’s also searching high and low for the next big ‘sports romance’ series (he is a guy after all).
Melanie Newton | Social Media Trailblazer
A self-confessed twitter spammer and completely #HashTag addicted, when Melanie isn’t fighting the ever-changing algorithms on Facebook, she is usually rummaging through our submissions looking for the next best seller. Reading is her superpower, and she even has a necklace to prove it!
The hostess with the mostess, Melanie loves a good Facebook party and she always says the party doesn’t start until she gets there… probably because she is the one organizing it.
Lauren Dootson | Red Ink Queen
Lauren is the mother of three children – Clay, Sydney, and Beck – and in her ‘spare time’ she’s a student at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College for Marketing/Journalism. She also works as a PR/Marketing Manager and as a staff writer/editor for Telfie Buzz (formerly Voice of TV). Now, she adds the title of freelance editor to her long and impressive resume. She is a firm believer that there is no such thing as too many books, and always has a backup copy of them on her Kindle. She has plenty of hard copies to get her through the Zombie Apocalypse, assuming there will be no electricity.