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

author
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.

Stephanie Morrill

author
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

author
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.

Jennifer Murgia

author
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 sophomore at Oklahoma State University majoring in psychology and working as a research assistant in a lab studying cognition and memory. She plans to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology and start a therapeutic practice. Her writing, editing, and public relations skills still benefit Birch House Press in her role as our most savvy publicity manager. 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.

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