The SFK Team
APRIL FORD: Associate Publisher
An author herself, April loves assisting others through the book-making process. At SFK Press, she works closely with writers to prepare their manuscripts for publication, from substantive revisions to conceptualizing cover designs to setting up author platforms and purchasing ISBNs. She manages production schedules and liaisons with designers, printers, and distributors, ensuring that SFK’s marketing and media divisions have everything they need to support and promote SFK authors to the fullest.
Gisele Firmino: Marketing
A Brazilian native and an author herself, Gisele Firmino earned a BA from Pepperdine University and an MFA in Fiction from Queens University of Charlotte. Aside from her helping SFK authors reach as many readers as possible, Gisele also serves as the Program Coordinator for Queens University of Charlotte’s MFA in Creative Writing, as well as the Managing Editor for Qu: a literary magazine.
ALISON McCONDICHIE: Audio Book Producer
Alison is a musician and sound engineer, currently studying to become an entertainment attorney. She has a deep appreciation for the arts and creativity, and a driving desire to help artists pursue and achieve their creative goals. Within Southern Fried Karma, she assists writers and visual artists through the legal processes of publication in The New Southern Fugitives zine, and produces audio books for SFK Press titles. In whatever work she does, Alison always has the same goal in mind: To spread the gift of creativity.