The Editorial staff of HCS Publishing

The team at HCS Publishing is a group of individuals dedicated to promoting Steampunk, Fantasy, and Sci-Fi literature of the highest quality. We are dedicated to not only entertaining you but also towards publishing high quality works. Our Editors bring a high level of skill, experience and passion for what they do.

Editor in Chief
Jeanne Wilkins

Editor in Chief

Author

Hi, my name is Jeanne Wilkins, and I am passionate about quality literature, especially of the speculative variety. I hold a BA from Queens University in Charlotte, NC, where I was accepted into Sigma Upsilon, a national writer’s fraternity. I have been published in a few small press literary magazines, including “The Fardleferd Herd” out of Elgin, IL. I served as a first reader, then an editor of Bookman Publishing out of Honolulu, HI, until moving to Virginia. Since then I have been a tutor of English and creative writing, and an independent editor. I have managed two bookstores, in Red Lodge, MT and Suffolk, VA. 

Nicole Ordway

Editor

Author

Nicole obtained a BA in English from Christopher Newport University in 2009. While studying she completed freelance editing work as well as editing a novel for Mairi Campbell. She prefers to read fiction, and loves sci-fi and fantasy in particular, but will read anything with a compelling story. Her short story, “Selkie of the Shoals,” was featured in Panglossian Productions’s “Blackout: Theatre in the Dark” and her debut novel, Hollow Thunder, was published under HCS Publishing in the fall of 2013.

D.M. Patterson

Editor in Chief, Children's Division

Editor

Author

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D.M. Patterson began writing stories and poetry at an early age. While her heart is in picture books, she enjoys dabbling in many genres. She lives in Virginia with her husband and family. She has an MFA in Children's Literature from Hollins University.

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Heather Hahn

Editor

An academic turned writer/editor, Heather often went MIA with a fantasy novel as a kid and later made literature her living. She earned a PhD in Comparative Literature (MA in philosophy) while on a Fulbright Fellowship in Germany and has taught writing across the disciplines of literature, philosophy, and gender studies for 20+ years. Her editing skills were forged in the fire of a humanity professor's desire to get students to evaluate the ideas of others and to articulate their own. As a typical comparatist, she’s taught a diverse range of texts and genres from all over the world. Along the way, she was the founding editor of an online journal for Girls Studies, as well the advisor for a high school literary magazine. Her work also includes German-English translation. She loves editing projects that open up a conversation with the author on ideas and the writing process itself, while helping the author usher the best version of his or her manuscript into the world!

Angela Bellamy-Knowles

Editor

Angela grew up in a military household where manners and grammar reigned supreme.  She once came home with a “C” in penmanship and the daily exercises in cursive writing and grammar commenced!  Those exercises came in handy when Angela wrote several medical-legal reports and case studies while obtaining her license as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant.

 

Presently, Angela serves as an editor for HCS Publishing and is a home health case manager.

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Michael Parodi

Editor, Author

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