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 over a dozen 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.
Meredith Wild is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author. She lives on Florida’s Gulf Coast with her husband and three children. She refers to herself as a techie, whiskey appreciator, and sun worshipper. She has been featured on CBS This Morning and the Today Show, and in the New York Times, the Hollywood Reporter, Publishers Weekly, and the Examiner. Her foreign rights have been sold in twenty-two languages.
|Jesse Kench As Chief Operating Officer, Jesse Kench brings his affinity for Excel sheets, a Masters in Accounting, and more than a decade of financial services experience to the Waterhouse executive team. He oversees all financial operations and triple checks everything. When he’s not crunching numbers, he’s spending time with his wife and daughters, discovering Boston’s best craft beer, and rooting for the team that’s beating yours.|
Founder, Chief Marketing Officer
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 oversees our publishing calendar, coordinates the editorial team’s efforts, and works closely with authors to make sure every story published by Waterhouse Press is in tip-top shape. He’s spent the past couple of decades writing, editing, and formatting many, many words for many, many publications. If he’s not poring over a manuscript, he’s likely at the beach or on a walk with his wife and three young children, to whom he reads the Waterhouse Press House Style and Formatting Guide at bedtime.|
|Kurt Vachon is the Technical Director 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 the Gulf Coast.|
|Yvonne Ellis is the Production Manager for Waterhouse Press. Having previously worked as a creative director, she brings an eye for design and layout, a broad range of technical skills, and attention to the smallest of details to the process of transforming manuscripts to professional ebook and print formats. She also oversees the quality assurance process, ensuring that the final product is immaculately presented. When she’s not formatting, Yvonne often enjoys spending time on the water by beach or boat with her husband and daughter, family, and friends. She’s also an avid traveler and foodie.|
|Robyn Lee Robyn Lee is the Director of Publicity for Waterhouse Press. After beginning her career in copywriting, Robyn shifted her focus to social media management where she implemented marketing campaigns for the special-event and hospitality industry. Her attention to detail ensures each author’s social media strategy is tailored to his or her brand. When Robyn isn’t scrolling through Facebook, she enjoys coffee and embarrassing her two teenagers. She’s addicted to Twizzlers, and typos make her crazy.
|Jennifer Becker is the Publishing Coordinator at Waterhouse Press. After spending the past twenty years selling books as a manager of Barnes and Noble, she brings valuable industry insights to the Waterhouse publishing team. A recent transplant to Florida from Colorado, Jennifer enjoys discovering new restaurants, reading, and exploring the beautiful beaches of the Emerald Coast.|
|Haley Byrd is the Marketing Assistant for Waterhouse Press. She has a degree in Hospitality Management and is a proud Argonaut! Go ahead and Google that. She’ll wait. After working several years in the event and hospitality industry, Haley made the move to the publishing industry and couldn’t be happier. She’s detailed, loves meeting new people, and appreciates a good plan. During her free time, Haley can be found cuddling with her two giant fur babies or scuba diving.
|Amber Maxwell is the Graphic Designer at Waterhouse Press. For over twenty years, Amber has seamlessly blended function and art. She has a background in design that’s been applied to everything from city planning to website layout to magazine publishing and marketing and branding. Having written and published under a nom de plume, as well as being an avid and voracious reader, Amber brings a niche perspective to the readers’ market as a designer. She also has a great love for art history, skiing the White Mountains, and hiking with her fur baby every chance she gets.
|Dana Bridges is the Instagram Content Creator/Photographer at Waterhouse Press. Dana left her 10+ years as a master educator to pursue a life as a creative. She shifted her focus to social media content creating, where she is able to combine her love of photography and connecting other creatives to their audience. Dana believes it’s important to find balance in all aspects of her life, so she enjoys time away from IG by creating artwork for markets and commissions, teaching art classes, and taking beach and lifestyle photographs with her little family of photographers.
|Keli Jo Nida is the Executive Assistant at Waterhouse Press. A Northwest Florida native, she received a Bachelor's degree in Hospitality and Resort Management and recently received her MBA from the University of West Florida. When she is not traveling the world, you can find her curled up with a great book on the beautiful beaches of the Gulf Coast or baking delicious treats.|
|Meredith Wild Foreign Rights||Kimberly Brower||Worldwide|
|Waterhouse Foreign Rights||Waterhouse Press||France, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Netherlands|
|ANA Moscow||Ludmilla Sushkova||Russia|
|Thomas Schlück Agency||Bastian Schlück||Germany|
|ANA Latvia||Tatjana Zoldnere||Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine|
|Casanova & Lynch Agency||Marina Penalva||Spain, Portugal, Brazil|
|Kalem Agency||Nazli Gurkas||Turkey|
|Katai and Bolsa||Reka Bartha||Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Macedonia|
|The English Agency||Hamish Macaskill||Japan|
|The Israeli Association of Book Publishers||Beverley Levit||Israel|
|JLM Literary Agency||John Moukakos||Greece|
|Simona Kessler Agency||Simona Kessler||Romania|