Hello there!

I am the publisher of 48fourteen. Yes, you read that correctly. I launched 48fourteen in 2011 and since then it’s grown into something amazing. In addition to my wanting to feed my book addiction, the publishing company was created to give amazingly talented authors an opportunity to have their incredible stories published and available for all to read.

And now, I’m bringing you our team along with the experience and knowledge of a publisher. Break Through Author (“BTA”) is exclusively for you, the self-published author. Why keep what we know and can do bottled up? Sharing is caring!

Me? Well, I earned my bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University; English was one of my majors. I’ll admit, I’m obsessed with books, and being involved in the process of taking a manuscript and turning it into a novel thrills me. Everything I do and create is infused with passion and I always aim for the best.

Thank you for stopping by. We look forward to working with you!

Juanita Samborski
Juanita Samborski

MEET OUR TEAM


These are the fabulous people that will help you break through.

DENISE DESIO PROFILE

DENISE DESIO

EDITOR

Denise DeSio is a meticulous editor. She graduated from Brooklyn College with a BA in education and a full Masters course in English Literature. She is a member of the Arizona Author’s Association and the recipient of the notable Soroptimist Award for essay writing. She’s been published as an anonymous contributor in several publications and was the author of a advice column for 6 years. Rose’s Will is DeSio’s debut novel, published by 48fourteen.

MATTHEW BRENNAN PROFILE

Matthew Brennan

EDITOR

Matthew Brennan is a writer and editor. He earned his BA in creative writing from Colgate University and MFA in fiction from Arizona State. He has worked as a manuscript editor with 48fourteen since 2011, and with private clients since 2008. More than 70 of his short fictions, flash fictions, creative non-fictions, and translated poems have been published in journals.

CK BROOKE PROFILE

C.K. Brooke

EDITOR

C.K. Brooke, B.Div, M.MSc, is a freelance editor and published author. She holds eight (and counting) romance and fantasy publications with 48fourteen, Limitless Publishing and her imprint, Elphame Press.

Lyndsay-Johnson

LYNDSAY JOHNSON

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Lyndsay Johnson has a Master’s Degree in Graphic Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She specializes in digital illustration and book cover design for indie authors and boutique publishers. When not designing, she also enjoys writing. Her YA fantasy novel, Fire of the Sea, was published in 2014. Lyndsay lives in Utah with her filmmaker husband and three spirited young children.

Chantal Gadoury

CHANTAL GADOURY

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Chantal Gadoury has a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing from Susquehanna University. While at Susquehanna, she was the co-editor of an on-campus chapbook, and learned about graphics, design, and the art publishing. When Chantal isn’t creating graphics and trailers, she enjoys writing, painting and spending time with her family. She is the author of “Seven Seeds of Summer,” “Allerleirauh,” and “The Songs In Our Hearts.” 

William Faulkner

"Get it down. Take chances.
It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything good."

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