Our Team

  • Bookcase Literary Agency

    Flavia Viotti – Audio and Foreign Rights Inquires

    Flavia is the founder of Bookcase Literary Agency, is driven, determined and quick to see business opportunities, while using her management skills to bring a breath of fresh air into the market. She has always been an aggressive and addictive reader. She believes she has the best job in the world. Flavia has three beautiful teenage girls and is a confessed workaholic.

  • Penny Reid

    Penny Reid


    Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of the Winston Brothers, Knitting in the City, Rugby, and Hypothesis series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

  • Fiona Fischer

    Executive Director

    Fiona Fischer is the Executive Director of Smartypants Romance and a professional purveyor of all things Penny Reid. When she’s not herding metaphorical cats you can find her playing cello, dreaming of Italy, and singing in the shower.

  • Staci Hart

    Covers and Creative

    Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life: a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom to three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, even though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey, and her favorite word starts with f, ends with k.

    From roots in Houston, to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north in Denver, until they got a wild hair and moved to Holland. It’s the perfect place to overdose on cheese and ride bicycles, especially along the canals, and especially in summertime. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, gaming, or designing graphics.

  • Brooke Nowiski

    Universe Administrator

    Brooke has been a rabid romance reader since 2003. That love for reading and happily ever afters led her to a behind-the-scenes role in the indie book community. She loves discovering and supporting new authors while also attempting to tackle her TBR list. This Tennessee girl currently enjoys her own happily ever after in Asheville, North Carolina with her bearded husband, two wild boys, and a really terrible cat.

  • Cameron Kelly

    Administrative Specialist

    Cameron is a full-time college student that happens to love all things Penny Reid. Outside of the classroom she enjoys reading, binging the newest TV releases, and raising guide dogs.

Meet our collaborators

  • Social Butterfly PR

    Jenn Watson

    Jenn has been a lover of words and a social butterfly since the day she was born. As a Marketing Director and Social Media Manager for a boutique publishing company, she honed her skills and knowledge and decided to do what she is most passionate about: help authors build their brand and a platform that will see them through their careers. Jenn specializes in Facebook and Bookbub advertising as well as building your readership with cross promotion and social media marketing. 

    Working side by side with authors and publishers is her dream job, and doing so with her favorite story tellers is the icing on top of a very delicous cake. Jennifer currently lives in Texas where she loves to spoil her eight nieces and nephews.

  • Chris Brinkley


    Chris is an experienced radio personality, emcee, voiceover artist, and NCAA Division I broadcaster. He also co-produced, wrote, and hosted two nationally syndicated radio shows heard on stations throughout the United States. With a varied communications background and extensive vocal repertoire, Chris possesses unparalleled experience and unique, vocal versatility. As a current basketball and football play-by-play announcer, he delivers enthusiasm and excitement. As the voice of several documentaries seen on the History Channel and PBS, he brings a trustworthiness and credibility to his delivery that captures the essence of the filmmaker’s vision.

    Chris currently devotes his time to voiceover acting and audiobook narration, is a sought after speaker and emcee for a variety of live events each year, and produces and writes the Quizzigory Podcast and Quizzigory books and audio books. As a voice over artist, he is an elite talent who puts a priority on making sure the client is 100% satisfied. He is willing to visit with the client over the phone, by email, or even Skype to enhance the collaborative effort needed to create the perfect vocal delivery.

  • Becky Hamm

    Web Developer

    Becky builds websites. Keep the proverb “the cobbler’s children have no shoes” in mind while visiting her website, metricslice.com.

  • Michelle

    Copy/Line Editor
    Michelle Millet is a freelance editor specializing in romance. She can often be found wandering the beaches of Northern California and dreams of hiring a housekeeper, cook, and butler in order to spend more time reading.