Founder aka Chief of Sweeps
Since starting his own book marketing agency at the age of 25, Ryan has been fortunate to work with thousands of authors across virtually every major genre, helping to make their books known to new audiences — and giving readers a chance to discover great authors they might otherwise have missed. A recent transplant from NYC to Portland (Oregon), his favorite authors include Junot Díaz, Franz Kafka, Milan Kundera, and Jonathan Safran Foer. He also maintains a soft spot for the Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.
Morgan's constantly on the hunt for new and inventive ways to take great books to the next level and is thrilled to be part of the BookSweeps team. She has also authored and published eight paranormal and contemporary romance novels under a pen name. She currently lives in New Orleans with her partner and their two (very cuddly) dogs. Her favorite genres are romance, mystery & thriller, and science fiction. Her (current) favorite authors from her never ending TBR pile are Talia Hibbert, Gillian Flynn, and N.K. Jemisin.
For 15+ years, Tamara has gained experience from working in the fields of photography, graphic, and web design. She has been always a devoted lover of good books so working in BookSweeps as a graphic designer was always a challenging experience that has helped her to expand her views and her design knowledge in many ways. She currently lives with her partner and her son in Europe. In her free time Tamara likes to do mountain trips, making her own soaps, listen to good music, and, of course, reading her favorite authors: Haruki Murakami, Isabel Allende, Erlend Loe, and many others.
Renae tells people she's pretty sure she was born with a book in one hand and a pencil in the other. When she's not reading through her personal library or writing Contemporary YA novels of her own, she can be found watching Harry Potter with her two kids - aka her nerds in training. A resident of California and longtime contributor at MuggleNet.com, Renae's outsized geekery and love for books came in handy when she joined the BookSweeps team in 2018.
Since her days of memorizing picture books, Emma has chased any means of sharing her love of books — which is why she was so excited to start working with BookSweeps in 2018. Based in Boston, Emma (aka emmareadstoomuch) is a YA book blogger, occasional bookstagrammer, and Goodreads Best Reviewer. Under any name, she’s a cookie fiend. Her favorite authors include Jane Austen, Sally Rooney, Lemony Snicket, Roald Dahl, and Emily Henry. She also admits she may have followed Alice down the rabbit hole one too many times...
Little Sweep (aka Intern)
Elayna Mae Darcy is a queer writer & filmmaker from Philadelphia, PA. Whether it is marketing copy or poetry, she has a deep passion for storytelling. She is the author of UNRAVELING LIGHT, a poetry collection which she published in 2018. Her short stories have been featured in Wizards in Space literary magazine, and she formerly served as a podcast producer and social media specialist for MuggleNet.com. These days she can usually be found engaging with the #writingcommunity on Twitter, writing YA novels, or excitedly contributing to BookSweeps.