Founded by Meredith Wild in 2014 as a romance publisher, Waterhouse Press first published the #1 New York Times bestselling author and has since expanded to help introduce other talented authors to the rapidly growing demographic of romance readers. Waterhouse stands apart as a publisher that not only appreciates a strong and memorable story, but one that focuses on creating powerful, lasting brands for each of its authors. Our team prides itself on providing a highly-tailored publishing and marketing experience to the selectively chosen authors on our roster. Collectively, we think big, aim high, and always exceed expectations.
Meredith Wild is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of romance. After self-publishing her debut novel Hardwired in September 2013, Wild used her ten years of experience as a tech entrepreneur to push the boundaries of her “self-published” status, becoming stocked in brick-and-mortar bookstore chains nationwide and forging relationships with the major retailers. In December 2014, her fourth book in the Hacker Series hit #1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers lists, a rare feat for an indie author. Under her own imprint, Waterhouse Press, Wild went on to sell over 1.2 million ebooks and 200,000 trade paperbacks before signing a deal with Hachette’s Grand Central Publishing for the acquisition of her five Hacker Series novels. Today, Wild splits her time between writing romance and working behind the scenes at Waterhouse, helping discover, publish, and promote other talented authors. Living on Florida’s Gulf Coast with her husband and three children, she refers to herself as a techie, whiskey-appreciator, and hopeless romantic.
|David Grishman joined the Waterhouse team in early 2015 as its Chief Executive Officer. David began his career in corporate banking, but his professional interests quickly shifted toward the publishing industry with his ground-level involvement in growing the Meredith Wild brand. He now brings his financial and team management experience to the Waterhouse talent pool, ensuring that the company stands out as a well-capitalized publisher capable of taking each of its authors to the top of their genre. When he isn’t scouting his next romance author, David enjoys live music and early breakfasts (and lots of coffee) with his wife Amy and two boys.|
|Shayla Fereshetian is the Director of Publicity for Waterhouse Press. Being a details person, Shayla focuses on coordinating the many intricacies around each author’s publishing schedule and the execution of his or her unique marketing plan. She ensures that authors’ needs are met at every stage of the publishing process. Shayla often enjoys getting lost in a good book, drinking coffee or tea (she’s kind of addicted to caffeine), and Instagramming her Bengal kittens.|
|Jonathan Mac is the man behind the marketing magic that sets Waterhouse authors apart from the rest. After a decade-long career as a firefighter and co-owner of a software development company, Jonathan shifted his focus to publishing and the vast opportunities emerging in this rapidly changing industry. When he isn’t managing his newest ad campaign, Jonathan is spending quality time with his author wife and their three very rambunctious children, coaching soccer, or blowing off steam at the gym. Unlike his cohorts, he has recently sworn off coffee.|
|Scott Saunders serves as Managing Editor for Waterhouse Press, overseeing the publishing calendar and coordinating the editorial team’s efforts to ensure Waterhouse’s standards remain at the apex of editorial professionalism. Scott has spent the past two decades performing writing, editing, and formatting services for numerous publications and some of the world’s best-known brands. If he’s not poring over a manuscript, he’ll be enjoying time with his wife and two young boys, to whom he reads the Waterhouse Press House Style and Formatting Guide at bedtime.|
|Kurt Vachon is the Production Manager for Waterhouse Press. Having started his career as a web developer, Kurt brings a breadth of technical skills to the process of transforming manuscripts to professional ebooks and print formats. Kurt also oversees the development of our forward-facing brands, business intelligence, public-facing and internal infrastructure. When he is not working, Kurt enjoys sharpening his design skills and exploring the beaches of Florida's Gulf Coast.|
|Yvonne Ellis is the Creative Director for Waterhouse Press. Having started her career as a graphic designer, Yvonne brings a breadth of artistic skills to the process of transforming stories into designs and brands. Bringing a great attention to detail and branding expertise, she is integral in the creation of the authors’ forward-facing brands, including print, web, social media, and ad design. When she’s not designing, Yvonne often enjoys spending time on the water by beach or boat with her husband, family, and friends. She’s also an avid traveler and foodie.|
|Jeanne De Vita is the Developmental Editor for Waterhouse Press. Jeanne is a second generation author/editor. Her mother was a best-selling romance author who dragged Jeanne to her first romance-writers conference when Jeanne was fourteen years old. Jeanne began editing and learning professional acquisitions in 1998 while a graduate student in the Creative Writing M.F.A. program at the University of Notre Dame. Since that time Jeanne has taught writing, edited more than 250 books of fiction and nonfiction (and counting!), and served as the managing director/acquisitions editor for a small indie publisher for three years. She writes and publishes under a pen name and holds in addition to the M.F.A from Notre Dame, a B.A. in English from Iowa State University.|