After years of studying the craft of writing, Lori is thrilled to now be embarking on her publishing career, both as an author and as a publisher. Lori gives workshops, has been a founder as well as a presiding member of several chapters of RWA, a non-profit international writing organization, has organized book festivals and writing conferences. She loves to help other writers in any way she can.
Lori loves thrillers, mysteries, Regency-set historical romances, contemporary romances, and is willing to look at anything containing a sense of humor - and the juxtaposition in the dark and gritty.
Doug Burmeister attended the University of Maryland on an athletic scholarship, playing football there for five years. He is a distinguished graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and served as a federal police officer for sixteen years, protecting the United States Capitol. After 9/11, it was time for a change and Doug made his move into business sales. Having sold in numerous highly competitive markets, he is confident in his sales and Social Media expertise and loves working with authors.
Doug is also currently expanding on his Social Media skills by spearheading a new comedic Podcast, "Live With Doug and Cathy Lee".
Doug especially enjoys science fiction, dystopian, and fantasy novels.
Trifecta Publishing House has been in business for just over five years and we’ve been exploring our future, looking down the road on where we feel we should be.
Five years has taught us all a lot – not just to us as publishers, but also as authors. We’ve so enjoyed finding new writers and exploring new genres. It’s been a tremendous learning experience and we feel we are much better prepared to move into our next decade. The Publishing Industry as a whole is continuing to go through tremendous changes and the pace doesn’t appear to be slowing. We know we also have to be fluid and watch the market.
The partners have looked at the financial figures and sales in general and have realized we can provide greater support to the genre we originally had all our previous decades of experience in, Romantic Fiction.
We have worked in romance publishing for over twenty years so understand the evolving $1.8 Billion dollar industry. There are over 29 Million regular romance readers with 84% being women. And of those millions of readers, 46% read at least one book per week, with 41% between the ages of 30-54.
The sub-genres we are now accepting submissions for are
Contemporary Romance Romantic Suspense Paranormal Mystery/Thrillers
Young Adult New Adult Erotic Romance Historical Romance Cozy Mystery
We are open to submissions in all sub-genres in novel and novella lengths. For more details on our submissions policy, please visit our website at:
We hope you will all support our authors and our new Romance direction in 2020 and beyond!
Lori Lyn ~ Diana Ballew ~ Doug Burmeister
Trifecta Publishing House locations ~ Port Angeles, WA and San Diego, CA
Director of Acquisitions
Director of Marketing
Diana attended Seattle University in Seattle, Washington. She has been involved in the writing business for over twenty years. She is a published author of several historical romance novels, an Amazon Bestselling Author, and a member of the Published Author's Network (PAN) for Romance Writers of America. During 2010, Diana accepted an internship for the boutique publisher of historical fiction, Fireship Press, in Tuscon, Arizona. There, she learned the complicated process of turning an author's treasured manuscript into a published novel. She is the co-founder and past vice-president of the Evergreen chapter of Romance Writer's of America in Everett, Washington. She is a member of Greater Seattle RWA, the Independent Book Publisher's Association, IBPA, and Publishers and Writers of San Diego.
She is currently looking for all genres of fiction but has a personal interest in paranormal, historical and women's fiction.
Director of Social Media
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