Cascadia Author Services is staffed by a fun, friendly and seasoned bunch of West Coast folks who love books, love authors, and love the fact that there are so many routes to success in today’s publishing world.
Meet Our Leadership Team
Bennett R. Coles
Founder/CEO, Ghostwriter, Editor
Author of: Dark Star Rising, Fog of War, Winds of Marque, March of War, Twenty Excellent Reasons, Ghosts of War, Virtues of War
Bennett is an award-winning author of six books published through Harper Collins (New York) and Titan Publishing Group (London). He is also the publisher at Promontory Press, editor for multiple bestselling authors (including a NY Times bestseller), ghostwriter for CEOs and politicians and the founder of Cascadia Author Services. With years of experience in both the traditional and self-publishing worlds, he works tirelessly to guide and support fellow authors toward the path to success.
Project Manager, Editor
Michelle is often the first person our authors work with, as she guides them through the many stages of editing, production, and distribution. She knows that every book is unique, and in today’s publishing world that means that each book has its own unique path to publication: Michelle believes in helping authors decide what route works best for them. Her years of experience in the publishing industry have taken her into the fields of literary magazines, traditional publishing, hybrid publishing, self-publishing, freelance writing, and editing. She holds her Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and Publishing.
Heidi (H.G.) Bells
Author of: Sleep Over, Duck, Coping Mechanisms, Monday Matinee Madness, Mirror Twenty-Two, Seven of Seven of Seven
As a traditional author, Heidi specializes at the intersection of science fiction, horror, and fantasy – a fact many of her business-book clients say has prepared her well for business ghostwriting! Her passion for fostering good writing craft is plain to see: she enjoys giving talks, hosting workshops, and moderating large writing forums all around the Pacific Rim. She’s a film school trained screenwriter with multiple book-to-script adaptations and original scripts to her credit.
Iryna has been designing books for more than 30 years, and has always been at the leading edge of technology and trends for cover design, typesetting, interior layout and ebooks. She knows well the studies showing that consumers spend an average of eight seconds looking at a book cover before moving on – her goal is to beat that average with every cover her team creates. Iryna also understands that reading is more than just information gathering. It should be a pleasurable experience, with an easy-to-ready interior using the right design elements, layout and fonts for the subject matter and genre.