Who We Are
So who are these people, anyway?
Glass Spider Publishing was founded by a small group of professional writers and editors with a passion for storytelling and a desire to share the secrets of our success with others. In addition to self-publication services, we offer standalone services such as manuscript proofreading and editing, which is absolutely necessary if you're seeking to shop your book to agents or major publishers.
Vince Font is a professional freelance writer with more than 10 years of experience developing highly readable, dynamic content for clients throughout the world. A frequent contributor to such high-profile publications as Renewable Energy World and TechnologyGuide, he is also the author and publisher of the book American Sons: The Untold Story of the Falcon and the Snowman. He founded Glass Spider Publishing to share his knowledge about independent publishing with inexperienced and aspiring writers.
Jane Font is the former owner of Pandemonium Art Gallery and the creator of the adult coloring book of the same name. In addition to her work as an advocate for the arts, she is a skilled artist and graphic designer with numerous book cover credits to her name. Jane specializes in interior book design, ensuring every book we publish has a sleek, professional appearance. When she's not busy arting, she can usually be found geeking out over Excel spreadsheets and running her successful YouTube channel, Painting with Jane.
Stephanie Simonson has an English and creative writing degree from Weber State University, and eight years of editing experience. She's loved creative writing since before she knew how to spell "creative," writing her first story at age five and finishing her first novel at 15. Equal to her passion for her writing is her love of reading others' works, and helping authors put their best feet forward. When she's not working on her long-gestating novel, she also edits for the tech website Top Ten Reviews.
Bryan Denson is the author of the critically acclaimed book The Spy's Son (Grove Atlantic/2015). A Pulitzer Prize finalist, Bryan spent 33 years as an investigative reporter with five daily newspapers, including The Oregonian. He has won scores of national and regional journalism awards, including the George Polk Award for national reporting, and the Michael E. DeBakey Award. Bryan helps authors and aspiring authors plot narrative arcs and find the souls of their stories. He offers intensive and in-depth developmental manuscript review for both fiction and nonfiction manuscripts.
Cindy Jones has been writing professionally for over 10 years and turning reality into works of fiction since she can remember. She specializes in web content, press releases, and marketing campaigns. Several of her news releases have been picked up by major publications like the San Francisco Chronicle, Yahoo News, and CBS News. As a creative soul herself, she understands the innate difficulty writers face in promoting themselves, and uses her business degree and marketing experience to help fellow writers bring their works into light.
Jessica Beifuss has been helping writers polish their work for 10 years in a variety of roles. She’s passionate about collaborating alongside writers, not simply marking changes. She has edited novels, newspapers, SEO, and technical manuals. Jessica can provide a basic copy edit with a light touch or a deeper review for story continuity and flow. She has a bachelor’s in linguistics from the University of Utah and can’t decline a game of Boggle. She’s currently based in the Sacramento area.
Chelsea Maki is a freelance graphic designer with over five years of experience. She specializes in print-based promotional materials and particularly enjoys working on projects associated with the arts, humanities, and education. Chelsea has designed print media for theatre productions, book covers, improv comedy troupes, and others. In 2016, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and Art from Weber State University. She currently resides in Ogden, Utah. View her portfolio here: chelseamakicreative.com
Don Wilmshurst entered the publishing world through his author alter ego, DW Adler. The author of a number of novellas and short stories, Don is also a budding graphic artist and video editor, creating covers and book trailers for indie authors. He is the caretaker of the website Castle of Spirits and serves as the narrator/editor of the associated ghost story podcast, which is available through iTunes, Podbean, and YouTube.
Judith San Nicolas
Book Cover Design
Judith San Nicolas is a Barcelona-based graphic designer with over ten years' experience. In addition to her work designing compelling book covers, logos, and eye-catching graphics for book websites and social media, Judith also performs album cover and movie poster design. For a look at her impressive portfolio, visit www.judithsdesign.com.