The Wordsmiths Launch Party
Help Hollow Oak Press, a new local publisher, celebrate the release of their first novel, “The Wordsmiths”, at the Oil City Library on Saturday, October 7th from 11 am – 2 pm. This event will include guest speakers, appetizers & more! Free & open to the public. Join us for the entire time or drop by when you can!
Amanda PicaFounder & Editor-in-Chief, Hollow Oak Press
Amanda is a speculative fiction writer and founder of Hollow Oak Press. She is a dog-lover and peanut butter enthusiast who lives in a state of what-if. Amanda loves nothing more than when life bends around the corners of her expectations. Her work has been published by F(r)iction’s Dually Noted, Story Nook, and Wyld Flash, and she is a submissions editor and regular contributor to Humour Me Magazine.
Austin GrayLayout Editor, Hollow Oak Press
Austin is a writer with a focus on the fantastical. He finds joy in the new and the now, and seeing a fresh idea come to life. When he isn’t chugging coffee and writing in a dark corner, he can be found hiking or making music. His works can be found in Every Day Ficition and RockScissorsPaper. Some of his favorite authors are Stephen King, Guy Gavrial Kay, and Terry Pratchett.
Jessica RitcheyAssociate Editor, Hollow Oak Press
Jessica enjoys all things with a touch of dark magic and spends as much time as she can daydreaming about life’s what ifs. As the daughter of a librarian, literature was the backbone of her youth and continues to be one of her greatest passions. She enjoys devouring stories from her favorite authors, which include Naomi Novik, Glenn Duncan, and Hannah Whitten. Aside from her love of books, Jessica can frequently be spotted consuming frightening amounts of caffeine, crocheting, pretending to have a green thumb, snuggling her fur babies, and playing chauffeur for her mini-mes.
Scott RichardsCreative Consultant, Hollow Oak Press
Scott is the author of The Legend of Paper Monkey, and the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Humour Me Magazine. When he’s not immersed in his favorite role of being a dad, you can find him starting another side project. Scott is dedicated to making people laugh, and to helping others feel a little bit of sunshine in a bleak world.