Our Team

Save my children, my husband, and a sprinkling of salt and vinegar potato chips on my vanilla ice cream, there are few things I love more than a good story. There are times when I just can't find enough hours in the day to all the responsible grown-up things that do not require my nose to be buried in a book. And some of my favorite new authors stand tall and proud in the ranks of indie or small press publishing. 

But along with all of the good books I've read, I've also happened upon more than my fair share of duds. And I'll even admit that there are times when even my totally adventurous reader-self balks at the idea of giving up some of my hard-earned cash for an indie or small press book that hasn't come highly recommended. But with so many new authors and books out there, I know that means that I am missing out on tons of great stories. And if there's one thing I believe with my whole creative heart it's that no good story should ever go unread. 

And so, that's what's led me here. My goal and our purpose is to feature only the best independent and small press titles out there. Our internal review team, made up of some of the most ravenous readers on the planet, read each book we offer, cover to cover, to make sure its worthy of recommendation. The writers we support are true writer-craftsman. 

Combine a great book with the opportunity to engage with the author and other readers, well, if book lovers had a heaven, my hope is that it would be something like that. 

Come helps us build this book lover heaven right here on our own little square of the internet. Who knows, you just might find your new favorite author. At the very least, you'll be highly entertained.


Veronica Jorden
Storyteller Alley


Our Curators

Our Critics

  • Brenda Ballard
  • Connie Bergendahl
  • Jillian Bower
  • Joanne Burch
  • Verna Coy
  • Monique Crawford
  • Ann Dunkerton
  • Maggie Fulmer
  • Inigo Gonzalez
  • C Jeevas
  • Kenneth Knepper
  • Courtney Lazore
  • Kino McFarland
  • Brie Paris
  • Rawiya Penuel
  • Chris Pepple
  • Cindy Reynders
  • Amanda Rydberg
  • Kathleen Smiley
  • Anya Smith
  • Sarah Starr Murphy
  • Kimberly Strickland
  • Taylor Vaughn
  • Teri Wesley