Our Team

Heidi Nightengale

Publisher & Editor


Heidi has been writing and publishing in local, regional and national literary magazines for over 25 years.  Her chapbook, Bird Vision, was published by Pudding House Press in 2008.  Heidi has won numerous awards for her writing and her volunteer civic and community work.  Heidi is currently on the faculty of the State University of New York (SUNY) at Empire State College where she teaches courses in writing, reading and writing poetry along with courses in human services.  In 2014, Heidi published her first children’s picture book, What Fragrance is the Moon?  She has been a writer in the schools for her work as a poet and children’s writer in three states and over 80 preschool, elementary, middle and high school classrooms.  She has also conducted local poetry workshops for the public at Cayuga Community College and the Finger Lakes Arts Council.  She has been a featured reader of  her poetry in libraries,  bookstores and coffee house settings throughout Central New York for over 15 years.  When Heidi is not writing or teaching, she spends her time gardening and coaxing faeries to her cottage gardens.

Laura Williams French

Publisher & Director of Publishing Operations


Laura has a M.A. in Literature from SUNY Empire State College and twenty years experience in graphic arts, printing, and small business management.  Laura is a seasoned and expert graphic designer whose projects have included regional art graphic promotions for literary events and not-for-profit marketing and developmentWhile not pondering designs in her mind she can often be found bird watching and reading classic English literatureSince childhood Laura has been an avid reader of all genres and boasts a library of several thousand volumes.


Brianna Walsh

Director of Marketing and Social Media


Brianna has a B.S. from SUNY Empire State College in Business Management.  Her focus is in public relations and arts management.  Brianna has held marketing and promotions positions ranging from a notable theatrical house in Syracuse to creating the entire promotional campaign for several companies.  Brianna has had a deep and abiding interest in the arts since an early age.  She writes poetry, original songs, and sings.


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