Meet the Team

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Loredana Carini

Founder & Publisher

Loredana founded SmashBear Publishing in 2020, seeking to carve out a safe place for people to come and enjoy literature and enjoy publishing.

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Zola Copeland-Monehen


Zola started with SmashBear Publishing not long after it was founded. She loves everything romance and paranormal and is our resident paranormal romance expert.

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Belinda Stiles

Commissioning Editor

Belinda has been with SmashBear since the beginning, working on almost every project we've published. Belinda continues to push for LGBTQIA+ representation in fantasy.

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Bianca Carini

Commissioning Editor

Bianca is the newest addition to team and focuses on everything that goes bump in the night. A lifelong fan of horror, she loves tales that are sure to scare.

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Megan Amato

Acquisitions Director & Editor

Megan joined the SmashBear team this summer in acquisitions and has quickly worked her way to the top. She has a love for fantasy and folklore and is keen to explore these in publishing.