Chasidy Renee

Author Personal Assistant

Cheryl Maddox

Author Personal Assistant

Love & Lace Executive Coordinator

​Marketing Director at Dragonfly Ink Publishing

Krystyn has had a love for books from the time she learned to read. Her addiction began with Dr. Seuss and has expanded to much more mature genres.


Once Krystyn discovered the expansive book community on facebook and goodreads, she quickly became friends with a number of indie authors and became a beta reader. She eventually started editing for a select few authors to help them.


Last year her life continued to become busier and busier, she realized she was not able to read as much as she liked and feared she would have to give up her one passion. This is when she discovered to joy of audiobooks and connected with Brandie Lueth, who has fueled her audio addiction.


Since then, she has teamed up with Brandie on a the blog Bookwhore_am_I and the two have gone on to create a new, audiobook specific blog, Audiobook Obsession.
With Krystyn’s love of editing and proofreading, she decided to expand her talents to proofing audiobooks.

Sandy Ebel is a confessed bibliophile.  She loves to read, particularly romances, all genres—contemporary, historical, paranormal, erotic—pretty much any well-written romance story.  

Sandy love words and the millions of stories that can be crafted from them. She wants to make sure the writer’s work says what the writer intends and says it in the writer’s voice with their sensibilities.  

Her job as an editor is to make a story or manuscript better. Better in terms of clarity, enjoyment, logic, flow, and meaning. Better in terms of meeting the needs of the audience.  As an editor, she serves the project, the author, and the reader. 

Sandy is picky, a stickler for what she believes is right, opinionated, and determined. She has a great eye for detail, a strong vocabulary, and knowledge of odd grammar rules. Sandy enjoys working with—and playing with—words. 

She brings a Personal Touch to editing... editing what she loves to read.  

Antonette Santillo

Graphic Designer

Cheryl Maddox is a Virtual Assistant to six different authors. She also works as a personal assistant for authors at Aurora Publishing and Dragonfly Ink Publishing. She loves books and loves to read. Her love for reading is what brought her to working for authors full time. After a chance message sent to one of her favorite authors, Cheryl and the author began building a relationship. It was just friendly at first, but it eventually evolved into working as the author's assistant. 

As Cheryl’s responsibilities increased, she discovered more and more about the author world. During that time, Cheryl gained connections to many other authors and PA’s. What originated as a hobby started to evolve into something more. She began having other authors contact her about what she could do to help them. It continued to snowball, pushing her to learn more about the amazing world that she had come to love so much.

Eventually, Cheryl realized that she wanted to make her PA work more than a hobby. She had already taken on multiple authors, and felt it was time for her to make her work official. She created a website, and everything continued to move forward. Today, Cheryl absolutely loves working with her many talented authors. The joy she feels when watching an author get excited over a new success is overwhelming. She’s amazingly gratified to know that she helped her authors take that next step!

Jennifer Calisi

Editor

Beta Reader

Jenny is an accomplished book editor. She has a Bachelor's degree in English Literature and a Masters Degree in Secondary English Education. She has been editing books for the past three years. She offers developmental, line or copy editing, as well as proofreading. She enjoys reading various romance genres, including contemporary romance, erotica, BDSM, and paranormal romance. Her goal is to help authors put the best possible story out to their readers. 

Brandie got her start in the audiobook world after being an avid listener for years. Audiobooks are her love. Her passion for audio began after her daughter was born four years ago. Working as a Senior Accountant for Coldwell Banker by day, she commutes an hour each way to work, where she listens to audiobooks during her drive. She enjoys almost all romance genres, but got her start with PNR. She is an avid reviewer, and reviews all of the books she listens to. She loves the audiobook community and interacting with so many fabulous narrators and authors.


Through the various author and narrator connections that she's made over the years, Brandie began to branch out into beta listening. ​Eventually, she decided to take her experience and passion for audio to a new level. She had already established a review blog (BookWhore Am I) and had a following. Over time, she transitioned that blog to Audiobook Obsessions, a resource for audiobook reviews, recommendations, narrator features, audiobook news, and services.  

Sandra Ebel

Editor

ABOUT OUR TEAM

​​Classics should have given Antonette her love of reading. However, it didn’t happen that way. Reading was always a chore; Antonette could never get into a book, so she never went to reading for fun. If she HAD TO read a book, it was because it was required for a school report or something like that. She really tried, but every time she would start reading, she would fall asleep.


That was until she heard her sister going on and on about some dude name Christian Grey… Fifty Shades of Grey was the book that started it all. That series opened up a whole new world. She read the series three times before she got the bright idea to seek out others like it, and boy was she surprised at how many there were! She joined Goodreads and thrust herself into different reader groups to talk about and get recommendations of people’s favorites. She then stumbled upon authors on Facebook and that was all she wrote.


She immersed herself into the book world, making friends with other readers, authors and PA’s. Attending the authors takeovers, joining Street Teams to help promote their work, and creating teasers led her to meet more people and network with some of the most talented writers.


The book world embraced Antonette and gave her the confidence to use what she studied in college and start up her own graphic design company, giving her opportunity to bring their words to life by way of teasers, book covers and so much more. She has also had a chance to meet some of the most wonderful people who she now has the pleasure of calling friends.

Brandie Lueth

Owner of Audiobook Obsessions

Audio Beta Listener

Coordinator for Audio Bookfly

Dakota Willink is an Amazon International Bestselling Author. She loves writing about damaged heroes who fall in love with sassy and independent females. Her books are character driven, emotional, and sexy, yet written with a flare that keeps them real. With three published titles and a magazine publication under her belt, Dakota's imagination is constantly spinning new ideas. Her current work in progress is The Dahlia Project, a series of standalone books that will embrace diverse characters and current day world issues.

Dakota often says she survived her first publishing with coffee and wine. She’s an unabashed Star Wars fanatic and still dreams of one day getting her letter from Hogwarts. She enjoys spending time with her super-supportive husband and two witty teenagers, her two Labrador Retrievers, and her spoiled rotten cat. During the summer months, she can often be found soaking up the sun on the Great Lakes with her family.

Lacy Laurel

Audiobook Narrator

​Owner of Tove Productions

​Coordinator for Audio Bookfly

Dakota Willink

Contemporary Romance Author

Owner & Founder of Dragonfly Ink Publishing 

Love & Lace Creator & Content Designer

Chasidy is an avid reader and a lover of books. Reading has always been a passion of hers and fuels her love for blogging.  Chasidy’s love for the book world has lead to her become invested in helping authors in whatever way she can, as a result, she became a personal assistant. Serving four authors, blogging, working full-time, and being a mother are only a few of the many hats she wears.

Krystyn  Stephanu

Owner/Partner of Audiobook

​   Obsession
Audiobook Proofer

Coordinator for Audio Bookfly

Lacy is an audiobook narrator with over 100 titles in her catalogue. She has trained with Andi Arndt and Sean Pratt on text analysis, character voice, delivery and pacing. 

She has a B.S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology from California State University at Sacramento, and an M.B.A. in Healthcare Management Concentration from the University of Phoenix. Along with her own production company, Tove Productions, Lacy is also a narrator for Tantor Audio.


​Lacy resides in California with her husband and five children. When she's not narrating and producing audiobooks, she can often be found at the dojo where her children practice Karate.