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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Ellee Cooper

Acquisitions Manager and Commissioning Editor

Ellee joined the SmashBear team in the autumn of 2021 while studying an MA in Publishing. She is keen to explore as many areas of the fantasy genre as she can, though she has a particular soft spot for dark 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 & Commissioning 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.