The Team

Founder: Dianna Gunn

Dianna Gunn is a freelance SEO writer, digital marketing consultant, indie author, podcast producer, and about 18 other things. Her dark fantasy novel, Moonshadow’s Guardian, is available through her Ko-fi store and all major ebook retailers.

When she isn’t working on her own books, Gunn helps other indie authors navigate the complex world of business and marketing. To accomplish this, she published her first workbook, Branding for Fiction Authors, in 2019.

In 2021, Gunn launched the Author Marketing Club, a 100% free educational initiative for authors overwhelmed by marketing.

Administrative Assistant: Jade Benjamin

Jade Benjamin

Jade Benjamin is a Canadian writer and editor who is fiercely in love with language, words, and magical worlds. After acquiring a double undergraduate degree in English (and Environmental Sciences), a Postgraduate Certificate in Book Publishing, and interning as an Editorial Assistant at Fitzhenry and Whiteside Ltd. (Markham, Ontario) she discovered that finding a permanent paid position in Canadian traditional publishing was easier said than done. 

Jade now works as a freelance editor, fitting work for independent author clients around her 9-5 expenses-paying job. She has a penchant for collecting interesting names and a fondness for projects that expand her knowledge of story structure and use of evocative language. 

When she isn’t working, writing, or editing, Jade can be found reading, keeping up with an inordinate number of podcasts, adopting furry family members, and contributing to Weeknight Writers events. 

Contributor: Sophia Beaumont

Sophia Beaumont is an Ohio native who currently resides mostly in the Pacific Northwest, and occasionally in fantasy worlds and the late 1800s.

Sophia’s first training was as an artist, which she quickly learned was no longer her passion. It did, however, provide a gateway into historical research which has been instrumental in her writing. She is the author of seven novels and several knitting patterns, which are produced through her company, KnotMagick Studios, which ties together fantasy and textiles. Sophia writes contemporary and urban fantasy with a side of humor and mental health. Her book All For One was the 2017 ShoreIndie runner up, and she has contributed to several knitting magazines, websites, and podcasts as an author of nonfiction and historical researcher.

When she isn’t plotting horribly ambitious projects, she can usually be found pinned under one of her four cats, probably with a good ghost story on the tv.