Editor and Co-Founder
Rose Solari is the author of three full-length collections of poetry, The Last Girl, Orpheus in the Park, and Difficult Weather (re-issued by ASP in 2014); the one-act play, Looking for Guenevere; and the novel, A Secret Woman. She has lectured and taught writing workshops at many institutions, including the University of Maryland, St. John’s College, Annapolis, The Jung Society of Washington, and the Centre for Creative Writing at Oxford University’s Kellogg College in Oxford, England. Her work as a journalist includes numerous free lance assignments, as well as positions as staff writer and editor for SportsFan Magazine and Common Boundary Magazine. Her awards include the Randall Jarrell Poetry Prize, The Columbia Book Award, and an EMMA for excellence in journalism. She is currently a member of the Advisory Panel for the Centre for Creative Writing at Oxford University’s Kellogg College.
CEO and Co-Founder
James J. Patterson
James J. Patterson was born in Washington, DC, five days before Nixon’s infamous “Checkers Speech.” He’s been lurking about in what he calls “The Capital of the Empire” ever since. As “Jimmy Pheromone” he crisscrossed north America 200 nights a year, writing and performing songs with the satirical art-folk duo, The Pheromones, playing what they called “Pop-Relevant Cabaret.” The ‘Mones were famous the world over for songs such as Yuppie Drone, Grace In The World, This Speech Is Free, and The Galactic Funny Farm. Patterson was the founder and publisher of SportsFan Magazine for ten years, reporting on and fighting for the rights of sports fans everywhere. Today he’s that friendly fellow sitting next to you on the subway, or at the ball game, or by the bar, ready to strike up a conversation. He wants to hear a story. Tell him a good one. He might just write it down.
Associate Editor and Advertising Coordinator
Hannah Grieco is a writer and editor in Washington, DC. Her debut collection So You Don't Hear Me comes out in 2021 from Summer Camp Publishing, and her writing can be read in a wide variety of publications, including The Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, The Rumpus, and more. She is the senior creative nonfiction editor at JMWW, the fiction editor at Porcupine Literary, and the founder and organizer of the monthly reading series "Readings on the Pike." Find her online at www.hgrieco.com, on Twitter @writesloud, and on Instagram at @hannahwritesloud.
Associate Editor and Event Coordinator
Sass Brown is the author of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition-winning volume USA-1000, of which U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo wrote, “These poems purr with the power of the female vision in a domestic universe." Sass received her MFA from Indiana University where she was the Ruth Lilly fellow in poetry and attended the Vermont Studio Center and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference as a Poetry Scholar. Her poetry has appeared in literary journals such as Black Warrior Review, Crazyhorse, Quarterly West, and Hayden’s Ferry Review. She has worked as an education newsletter reporter and editor, assistant English professor, film and t.v. critic, jewelry designer, and the administrator for an arts writing prize. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband, composer Jamie Kowalski.
Business and Marketing Consultant
Sue is a small business owner with extensive experience in retail operations and marketing. She enjoys the rush that comes from helping others to bring their vision to life. Just as owners take pride in their companies, Sue takes pride in watching her clients’ businesses thrive through the use of effective and smart marketing strategies. She is also a Corgi owner and enjoys making greeting cards in her spare time.
Artist & Designer
Randy Stanard has been making visual art for as long as he can remember. Having studied
drawing, painting, and animation, he came to graphic design in the 1990s. He has designed
many websites and logos, and created original art for a variety of businesses, from online casinos to real estate companies, from restaurants to magazines. Randy first worked with James and Rose at SportsFan Magazine, improving the look and feel of the website.
Randy has been with Alan Squire Publishing from the beginning, designing all of the press’s
logos and book covers. He has a unique gift for creating a compelling visual equivalent to the mood of any book, often employing his own art and photography in the process. Lately, he has taken up drone photography, obtaining his part 107 remote pilot’s license in compliance with the FAA. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and cats.
Webmaster, Associate Editor, EIC of ASP Bulletin
Max Barton has worked for Alan Squire Publishing since 2018, his junior year of college. In that time, he has learned under the tutelage of Co-Founders Rose Solari and James J. Patterson the inner-workings of indie publishing. He also updates and maintains the Alan Squire Publishing website. As Editor-in-Chief of the ASP Bulletin, he has overseen the release of three editions of the online magazine. Before working for Alan Squire Publishing, he worked numerous odd-jobs including stints as an assistant horticulturist at an arboretum, a farm-hand on a sheep farm, and a barista.