The UUP Team

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Janeen Ippolito
Janeen IppolitoPresident/Editor-in-Chief
Janeen is an author coach and editor by day, a sword-fighter by night and a writer by heart. She has a B.A. in Cross-Cultural Studies and eight years of educational experience in English and ESL. She is also an experienced entrepreneur who actually enjoys leading business ventures as much as writing. One of her goals in life is to eat a fried tarantula.

A rare extroverted writer, Janeen loves connecting with and working with other authorpreneurs. She offers creative breakthroughs (including editing, author coaching, ghost writing, and teaching services) at Janeen Get in touch for networking and creating awesome opportunities!

Sarah Delena White
Sarah Delena WhiteAdministrative Manager
Sarah is a vagabond on a never-ending quest for truth, beauty, and really good lattes. She has degrees in Intercultural Studies and Teaching English as a Second Language, and loves to explore the connections between fantastic stories – both modern and ancient – and the cultures that invent them. Sarah is also a professional ballad singer and a hand-sewn bead jewelry designer. She occasionally remembers to eat and sleep, because those things are apparently important. She also loves chickens.

Find Sarah on her personal website, or check out Royal Vagabond Designs, her line of fantasy-inspired handmade jewelry!

Julia Busko
Julia BuskoExecutive Assistant & Design Consultant
Using her years of Ballet and Modern dance, Julia creates dynamic illustrations that tell stories and allow readers to delve deeper into the worlds she’s drawing. She has a BFA in illustration in from Pennsylvania Academy of Art and Design and is under the mentorship of award-winning cover designer Kirk DouPonce. She also works at a professional art gallery. She loves combining modern aesthetics with different art histories to create unique visual cultures. Her natural habitat is cuddled up on a couch with a sketch book, often with a blanket over her head.

Find Julia on her personal website.

Sarah McConahy
Sarah McConahyCommunication Liaison/Editor
Sarah was born and raised in New York on a retired farm. Educated by Focus on the Family Radio Theater and shelves packed with books, she has always loved a good story and frequently wrote her own in notebooks that will never see the light of day. She graduated from Geneva College with a BA in English and Sigma Tau Delta honors, and is an active member of the Editorial Freelancers Association. Wife of one, mother of two, and a daughter of the High King. She reads the last chapter of a book before she starts the first.
Sophia Heotzler
Sophia HeotzlerMarketing Supervisor/Assistant Content Editor
Sophia is a Maryland native transplanted to western Pennsylvania. She graduated from Geneva College with a BA in English literature in 2014 and has edited, written, and worked in the communications field. She is currently taking editing classes with the EFA and hopes to someday become a full-time freelance editor and publish her own work. She can often be found reading, a cup of Starbucks in hand, and her pets, Lupin and Ryder, nearby. Once she gets her letter from Hogwarts, she plans to go scuba diving with the sharks.
Bethany A. Jennings
Bethany A. JenningsAcquisitions Editor
Bethany A. Jennings is a science-fiction and fantasy author, a sandwich aficionado, and a chronic night owl. She is endlessly passionate about the power of speculative fiction to shape hearts and cultures and unveil hidden realities. Though worlds and stories are always dancing in her head, she is often found wrangling her younglings, running Twitter events, editing, and doing graphic design. Born in SoCal, Bethany now lives in southern New Hampshire with her husband, four kids, zero pets, and a large and growing collection of imaginary friends.

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