Amberjack Publishing is a publishing company based in Idaho with a strong vision and passion for books. We have officially been telling stories since 2014, but we were born storytellers. We are committed to sharing the literature of the individual that dares to stand alone, one who isn't afraid to challenge the status quo, to be different—to be more, not less. We want to help writers tell these stories and to help readers discover them.
Dayna Anderson, Publisher
Dayna Anderson joined Amberjack Publishing in 2014. She holds a degree in Political Science and previously worked in government affairs, lobbying, and campaigning. An avid reader since childhood, she’s grateful for such a serendipitous career change. When Dayna’s not in the office, she can be found exploring the mountains with her family.
Cassandra Farrin, Managing Editor
Cassandra Farrin joined Amberjack Publishing in 2018 but has worked in the publishing industry since 2010. She is also a writer herself, represented by Jill Corcoran Literary Agency. A US-UK Fulbright Scholar, she mastered in the history of religion at Lancaster University in England. She has an abiding love of diverse Asian-Pacific cultures, especially Japan, and, when she isn’t writing, she’s reading anywhere from five to ten books at any given time, usually a mix of historical fantasy, literary fiction, and poetry. Otherwise she can be found geeking out over anime or road-tripping with her identical twin and their adoptive children.
Joel Bartron, Marketing & Publicity Manager
Joel Bartron joined Amberjack Publishing in 2018. A marketer with 10 years of experience on the agency, client, and freelance circuits, Joel has served as an editor, senior copywriter, marketing director, and content and editorial manager, among other roles. A Pushcart-nominated writer, his fiction, nonfiction, and other work has appeared in The Chattahoochee Review, The Moth, Salon, and at the Sun Valley Film Festival. In his down-time, Joel co-produces a podcast (“You Know The Place”) for Boise State Public Radio, travels with his wife, and serves as a judge for the annual Scholastic Writing Awards.
Jeff Stone, Sales & Business Manager
Jeff Stone joined Amberjack Publishing in 2017. A publisher with over 30 years of industry experience, Jeff enjoys a comprehensive view of publishing, from sales and marketing, author, agent, and editor relationships, digital media, and brand development. Working with authors as diverse as Julia Child, Toni Morrison, and Salman Rushdie, he has served as publisher of Vintage Books and Bantam Books Trade Division, senior vice president for Random House and A.A. Knopf, and co-creator of the bestselling Chic Simple book series and Body for Life brand. Jeff is an Idaho native who is happy to be back in the city where he got his first industry job at an independent bookstore.
Cherrita Lee, Editor
Cherrita Lee graduated from The College of Idaho in 2010, where she read and wrote in exorbitant quantities, exiting college with a well-rounded education that honed her editing and research skills. She is what you might call an "avid indoorswoman" and can be found reading anything from ancient Greek literature to manga. Delighting in indulging her nerdy side, she is a huge fangirl of Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Anime, Sherlock, Supernatural, and all things British and Korean . . . and the Oxford comma. Blessed with great coworkers who really care, employee-set hours allowing her to work wherever and whenever she needs, and getting to read books for a living, Cherrita truly feels like she won the lottery when she was hired at Amberjack Publishing in 2014.