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.
The newest member of the BookSweeps team, Heather has worked in marketing and the publishing industry for over a decade, specializing in brand and partnership management, customer experience, social media, and content management. She’s also an author with fifteen contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and cozy mystery novels published. She has three grown sons and too many spoiled dogs. Heather currently lives in Missouri and enjoys traveling, hiking, and painting. She believes choosing a favorite author is impossible, but Elizabeth Gaskell and Tess Thompson are definitely at the top of the list.
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 reading and playing card games with her two kids. 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. Her favorite authors include Colleen Hoover, Kit Frick, Jeff Zentner, Megan Miranda, and so many others!