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Kim, Liz, and Jacqui Davis

Kim Davis

Director, Project Manager, layout and design, editing, administrative

Jacqui Davis

cover design, social media

Liz Davis

metadata entry, clerical

Cat Smith

layout and design, editing

Cat Smith-Cox is an editor and typesetter with a decade of experience in editing and publishing. She earned her MA in English from Sam Houston State University in 2017 and currently edits for a marketing firm and does typesetting and design for Madville Publishing.

Liz Evans

line editing, proofreading, layout

Elizabeth Evans is a journalist-turned creative writer who loves nothing more than curling up with her laptop to work on fiction and poetry. When she’s not writing or copyeditng, she’s painting, cosplaying at comic conventions, or trying to catch up on reading from her overflowing bookshelves. She’s a self-professed nerd in love with all things Marvel, science fiction, and fantasy. She currently resides in Austin with her cat son, Dean.

Mike Hilbig


Mike Hilbig graduated in 2017 from Sam Houston State University with an MFA in Creative Writing, Editing, and Publishing. He lives in Houston, TX, and teaches English at the University of Houston-Downtown and at Lone Star College. His first collection of short stories, Judgment Day & Other White Lies, was published by Madville in 2022.

Matt Bizzell

acquisitions and developmental editing

Matt Bizzell holds a PhD in American Literature and lives in Victoria, Texas, with his wife, cat, goats, and chickens. When he is not reading and writing, he can be found woodworking.

Linda Parsons

Poetry Editor

Linda Parsons is a poet, playwright, and editor. In addition to being poetry editor for Madville Publishing, she coordinates WordStream, WDVX-FM’s weekly reading/performance series, with Stellasue Lee. Her poetry has appeared in The Georgia Review, Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, Southern Poetry Review, The Chattahoochee Review, Baltimore Review, and Shenandoah, among others. Candescent is her fifth poetry collection (Iris Press, 2019). Linda is the reviews editor for Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel and the copy editor for Chapter 16, the literary website of Humanities Tennessee. Her most recent play is SuffRAGE: To Give Voice, written with Jeannette Brown, for Flying Anvil Theatre in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Delaney “Lain” Rose

Madmin (Mad Administrator)

Lain has been a lot of things: a writer of the creative and technical variety, an instructional designer, an academic librarian specializing in forensic science and criminal justice, a caretaker for raptors, and an artist who makes weird things out of Furbies, and now, she does a little bit of everything for Madville and Mad About Writing.

The product of two authors, including Mad About Writing co-host and Madville colleague Lisa Lanser Rose, Lain was destined to write. She grew up on Penn State University campus, meeting people from all over the world, attending protests with her parents from her BabyBjörn and developing a strong social conscience and a deep affection for the underdog.

Haunted by stories of local murders and living on a campus allegedly teeming with ghosts, her childhood desire to understand what scares us and why we find joy in it is integrally tied to her writing.

She has written poetry, short stories, and has been trying to finish her first novel for the last 5 years…maybe she’ll do it some day.

You can find out more about her and her writing on her website.

Luanne Smith

Fiction Anthology Editor

Luanne Smith is a native Kentuckian who now lives in Florida. She is recently retired after 30 years of teaching creative writing and film at West Chester University near Philadelphia, where she also directed the creative writing program for several years. Her fiction, poetry, and nonfiction have appeared in various literary journals and anthologies. She has hosted well-received AWP Conference panels focused on women writers and the challenges women face writing gritty material and badass female characters. She endowed the Luanne and Roger Smith Reading Series at WCU, and she has edited three anthologies for Madville, Runaway: An Anthology, Taboos & Transgressions: Stories of Wrongdoing, and Muddy Backroads: Stories from off the Beaten Path.

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