About Our Team

BHP Editor, Authors, and Staff

Laura Anderson Kurk

managing editor and author
Laura is the author of Glass Girl and Perfect Glass. She also works with BHP authors to select manuscripts to consider. She oversees the editing of manuscripts (under contract with authors) and is a pro at letting an author’s unique voice speak.

Rajdeep Paulus

Rajdeep is the author of Swimming Through CloudsSoaring Through Stars, and Seeing Through Stones. Her hard-hitting fiction confronts tough social issues and is well-known for its diverse, realistic characters and emotional content.

Hannah Paulus

Publicity Intern
Hannah, a high school sophomore, coordinates BHP social media accounts. She enjoys marketing our authors and books on Instagram and Twitter and keeps us all up-to-date on the technology that reaches our teen audience.

Stephanie Morrill

Stephanie is the author of the Ellie Sweet series, as well as the Reinvention of Skylar Hoyt series. She’s the founder of Go Teen Writers and loves talking to teens about their writing projects and aspirations.

Laura L. Smith

Laura is the author of two popular series–the False Reflections series and the Status Updates series. Her books tackle issues at the heart of what it means to be a teen girl today. Laura’s readers love her honest, authentic style and she enjoys engaging with them through frequent speaking events.

Naomi Downing

Book Club Coordinator
Naomi coordinates our BHP Book Club, conducting interviews with our authors and interacting with readers who have questions. She’s great at reaching teens who like to engage with the authors of their favorite books.

Jennifer Murgia

Jennifer is the author of Between These Lines and two popular young adult series–the Hedge Witch series and the Angel Star series. She is the co-founder of YA-Fest, a huge annual book festival held in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Amelia Kurk

Publicity Manager
Amelia is a senior in high school and the editor-in-chief of her large school’s award-winning newspaper, The Catamount. She works with BHP authors to coordinate publicity through social media and other marketing avenues. She’s a pro at developing beautiful images that showcase our books.

As a Team

We work together (editor, authors, and publicity interns) to ensure the quality of the BHP brand and to market BHP titles to young adult readers. Would you like to join our team?

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