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.


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The Founder


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 boys, Andrew, 3, and Benjamin, 1.   Shayla Fereshetian is the the Marketing Manager 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.   Helen Hardt is the the Managing Editor for Waterhouse Press. Helen has been professionally editing fiction since 2008, both commercial and freelance. She counts among her clients New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors, RITA winners and finalists, and EPIC winners and finalists. She is also an award winning author. She holds a B.A. from St. Olaf College and a J.D. from University of Denver College of Law.

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 authors’ forward-facing brands, including web, social media, and ad design. When he is not working, Kurt enjoys sharpening his design skills and training his Goldendoodle, Frankie.   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.
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 boys, Andrew, 3, and Benjamin, 1.

Shayla Fereshetian is the the Marketing Manager 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.

Helen Hardt is the the Managing Editor for Waterhouse Press. Helen has been professionally editing fiction since 2008, both commercial and freelance. She counts among her clients New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors, RITA winners and finalists, and EPIC winners and finalists. She is also an award winning author. She holds a B.A. from St. Olaf College and a J.D. from University of Denver College of Law.

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 authors’ forward-facing brands, including web, social media, and ad design. When he is not working, Kurt enjoys sharpening his design skills and training his Goldendoodle, Frankie.

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.