Judy Katz, Founder and CEO
Judy Katz is a book collaborator, ghostwriter, publisher and marketer. She has helped develop storylines for prospective authors, and has successfully completed, published and publicized 50 books so far. After graduating from UC Berkeley, where she had her own column, “Meaning’s Edge” on The Daily Californian for all four years, she wrote for a medical ad agency and two McGraw-Hill Magazines before becoming PR Director for Madison Square Garden, the New York March of Dimes and Director of Special Projects for the National MS Society.
Entrepreneurial, Judy then established and ran her own PR firm, Katz Creative, Inc., until 2005, when she found her true calling: helping people become authors. In addition to her close ties to top literary agents, Judy also has a self-publishing imprint, New Voices Press, for prospective authors who want to get their books out quickly, and understand that even with a traditional publisher, the marketing is their responsibility. Fortunately, in her one-stop-shop, Judy and her team are also able to help promote her authors’ books to serve them as “the ultimate marketing and reputation-building tool.”
Judy is a proud member of the Author’s Guild, PEN America, and many other prestigious professional and networking organizations.
Kai Flanders, Senior Writer
Kai Flanders began his writing career as a staff writer with the LA Weekly, The Village Voice and Vice Magazine where he penned hundreds of articles. In 2014 he completed a Master’s degree at Columbia University, studying with literary titans and gaining a unique insight into the New York publishing industry. After an internship at the prestigious Sterling Lord Literistic and publishing a novella with Small Smile Press, he joined Katz Creative in 2015. Over the course of seven years in publishing, he has been the lead ghostwriter on many titles sold to major publishers such as HarperCollins, Little, Brown, and Company, and Harper Leadership.
Kai can be reached at 310-953-7752 or email@example.com
Layla Báez, Associate Editor
Layla was born and raised in Manhattan. She is proficient in all aspects of computer technology and Word, and can create amazing PowerPoint presentations, promotional materials and other graphics. She is also an excellent researcher. In 2016 she graduated from Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York, based in the South Bronx, with an Associate Degree in Communications. In her free time she enjoys creative photography and cooking, and is an ardent animal lover. She has been Judy’s personal assistant since 2012 and Judy can’t imagine a life without Layla. Many people have tried to steal her, but thankfully so far no one has.
Layla can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tony Iatridis, Creative Director
Tony Iatridis, an honors graduate of Pratt Institute, is a Graphic Designer and Illustrator. For 17 years he served as Art Director of the Special Marketing division of Hachette Filipacchi Media USA, producing creatives for titles such as Car and Driver, Elle, Mirabella and Woman’s Day amongst others. His work has been published by the likes of The National Audubon Society, Public Citizen and Viacom. Tony taught Graphic Design classes for four years at the Parsons School of Design in New York City. He has started a new pet project to help authors promote one another, independentauthorsforum.org, a free to join consortium and meeting ground for independently published authors. With Katz Creative, Tony works on all things visual, including cover and interior design of your book, ebook, companion website and promotional materials. He is also an artist, producing all types of drawings and illustrations.
Tony can be reached at email@example.com
Sheryl Kayne, Affiliated Ghostwriter
Sheryl Kayne is a seasoned professional and college professor who helps writers find their true voice as authors, and learn how to handle media and live presentations. As a researcher and editor she has worked on diverse subjects, including Accounting, Feng Shui, Dieting, Carbon Caps, Business, Investing, Psychology, Parenting, Child Development, Health, Wellness, and more. She teaches editing, writing, and speaking on the college level and particularly loves the culinary arts, adventuring, listening, helping others, and talking. She is the author of two award-winning travel books. The first, Immersion Travel USA: The Best & Most Meaningful Volunteering, Living & Learning Excursions, was awarded the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation’s Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award in the Best Travel Guidebook category. Her Volunteer Vacations Across America was named to Amazon’s List of Best New Travel Books. Her children’s books include Queen of the Kisses, Queen of the Kisses Meets Sam Under a Soup Pot, and Scary States of Mind Terror in Texas. Currently at work on a series of domestic thrillers, she’s included in two recently released anthologies: Frankenstein Anthology: Imagining Monsters and Lucky at Love.