Meet the Team


SmashBear Founder:

Loredana Carini

Loredana is the Founder of SmashBear Publishing. She graduated from the University of Winchester with a BA Hnrs in Creative Writing and an MSc in Project Management. She is an experienced editor and publisher, having worked on every project SmashBear has released. 

She enjoys all genres that SmashBear publishes, but Urban Fantasy and Fantasy are her specialities.

A list of some of her interviews:

Zola graduated from Solent University in 2020 with an honours degree in English and Creative Writing. She is an experienced freelance editor and avid reader of fantasy and romance.

Publishing Assistant:

Zola Copeland-Monehen

Marija Katiliute

Marija holds a postgraduate degree in Publishing from the University of Stirling. She was the Treasurer for SYP Scotland for two years up until 2020 and has experience in editorial, print production and marketing. Her favourite genres are fantasy, horror and sci-fi.

Publishing Assistant:

Marija Katiliute