Meet the Team

EmmaNelson.jpgEmma Nelson

Editorial Director

Emma worked for over a decade as an account and project manager, and she’s been a technical, fiction, and academic editor for even longer. She has a BA in English and Editing and an MA in Literature.

She’s equally passionate about fiction and nonfiction, with a particular soft spot for pop culture and folklore. As Editorial Director, Emma works with books from acceptance to publication—and long after. She spends countless hours, late into the night, plotting the best ways to give each author a unique path and make their stories as successful as they can be.

Hannah Smith.jpgHannah Smith

Acquisition Editor

Hannah has a BA in History, has worked for several years as a freelance editor, and is an educator. She spends all her spare time escaping between the pages of a book, and a foray into editing seemed like the best way to channel that energy.

She lives in rural Virginia with her husband and four rambunctious children. As Acquisitions Editor, Hannah discovers new talent and acquires manuscripts for OHP. She is also the co-editor of their yearly anthology series.

ohp-carolinegeslisonCaroline Geslison

Publicity Manager

Caroline has a BA in Education and a strong background in sales and event planning. She loves bringing her passions for books and marketing together in innovative ways to provide books with the best exposure possible.

When she’s not in the bookish world, Caroline loves throwing elaborate parties, playing all the sports, and spending time with her husband and two adorable children.

As Publicity Manager, Caroline works with authors in their publicity, marketing, and events. She’s also leading OHP’s ongoing efforts to build relationships with bookstores, foreign rights, and distribution channels.

Calista Perazzo.jpgCalista Perazzo

Content Editor 

Calista is a lifelong inhaler of all things fiction. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in History and English Teaching, attends writing conferences, and loves sharing books with friends and family.

When not reading or writing, she can be found listening to Ed Sheeran while jumping on the trampoline with her husband and two children.

As a Content Editor, Calista works closely with authors to make plots, characters, and narrative arcs the very best they can be.


Sabrina Lotfi

Content Editor 

 jacque-reineriJacqueline Reineri

Editorial Assistant

Jacqueline Reineri is a 21-year-old English Major at Lindenwood University. She has been writing since she was a sophomore in high school. Some of her favorite genres include YA fantasy, contemporary, historical fiction, and suspense. She previously served as an editorial intern at St. Louis Magazine, and currently runs a website and blog under the pen name Claerie Kavanaugh, on which she routinely posts short stories, writing tips, and hints about her current projects.

She is a St. Louis native and lives with her mother, sister, and one very sassy cat. As an Editorial Assistant, Jacqueline contributes to OHP’s social media presence, interacts with authors, and assists in finalizing manuscripts before release.