It’s a new year and Patchwork Press is filled with new faces.  We have new authors and new interns and we’d like to introduce you to some new (and some familiar) faces!

IMG_20141022_143638Lily Meade

Age: 20

About me:  I’ve tried a lot of jobs!  i have been a nanny, a barista, even an ice cream lady, but I’ve always circled back to writing.  I really love writing, reading, and interacting with people.  The internet is such a fun resource for passionate fans.  I really love social media.  I have my own website and YouTube channel.  I am really into interacting and helping people.  My ultimate goal is to make a living writing Young Adult books.  I’m super excited to one day have fans of my own to interact with.

Favorite books:  What a hard decision!  I don’t think I could choose just one favorite book, but I’ll say that my favorite Harry Potter book is The Prisoner of Azkaban.

Favorite authors:  Ugh.  Again, I can’t choose.  I’m just going to stay stereotypical and say J.K. Rowling.

Favorite snack while reading:  Anything that won’t stick to my hands.  I’m super strict about the care of my books, so stains and reside is a definite no-no.

Why did you choose to intern for PWP:  I want to know more about publishing.  I really want to improve both my writing and marketing skills and this seemed like a surefire way to help.  I am also hoping to make some new friends.

You can find Lily on her blog and twitter.


Snapchat--6692625453070590398Hannah Davies

Age:  24

About me:  I’m an English Literature and Creative Writing student at the University of Greenwich in London.  I’ve been interested in writing and reading as long as I can remember and my goal is to work in publishing, possibly in an editorial capacity.  I recently started reviewing books on my blog.  I’m lucky that my passions are the same as my work but besides reading and writing, I like to bake, explore and travel, and draw.  I am also obsessed with Pinterest.

Favorite books:  Tough question!  Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie, The Graceling series by Kristen Cashore, the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas, Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater… there are millions more!  The best book I read recently was Tiny Pretty Things.

Favorite authors:  I’ll read anything by Sarah J. Maas.  She is queen.

Favorite snack while reading:  I generally don’t eat while I read but if I do, I eat sweets.  I mostly drink peppermint tea while reading.

Why did you choose to intern for PWP:  Well, I want to go into publishing so it’s the perfect opportunity to get lots of experience and learn how the world of publishing works.  I also feel very passionate about the ‘author-powered’ ethos of Patchwork Press so its a brilliant company to be involved in.  Besides that, the work is very interesting and the rest of the team are wonderful people.  I’ve made some fantastic friends at PWP!

You can find Hannah on her blog and twitter.


10850093_10202902637438050_7387529754941062729_nAyah Assem

Age:  20

About me:  I am a pharmacy student.  I am obsessed with nature and any cute animals.  I have two cats.  If only I could adopt a panda!!!  I have been reading and writing ever since I was able to do these things.

Favorite books:  My current favorite book has to be Splintered by A.G. Howard!  If you love Edgar Allan Poe and Tim Burton movies, then you will really enjoy this!

Favorite authors:  A.G. Howard, Edgar Allan Poe, Lauren Oliver, Lesley Pearse, Cassandra Clare, and this is not the end of the list!

Favorite snack while reading:  I do not usually eat while reading.  If the books is really good, then I will read while eating lunch/dinner!

Why did you choose to intern for PWP:  Because it would be great to know what happens in the backstage of publishing a book.  Being a PWP intern makes me take one step closer to fulfilling my dream of finishing my book and entering the publication world.  Besides, the Patchwork Press family is super friendly!

You can find Ayah on her blog and on twitter.


books phottMadeline Klepec

Age:  18

About me:  Hmmm…. I am a first year college student.  When I’m not complaining about homework and school, I like to catch up with friends, read, write, and on and off try to run.  Emphasis on the word try.  I love to tap dance ( I’m a former dancer ).  My dream is to live near an ocean because I love the beach.  Unfortunately, I grew up in a small town surrounded by corn fields.  Oh, and I work at my local library where I am literally surrounded by books.

Favorite books:  I’m going to pretend you meant to put “favorite books”  Lux series, Shatter Me series, Hunger Game series, Divergent Seres, and Dare You To.

Favorite Authors:  Again, more than one 😛  Jennifer L Armentrout, Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, Katy McGarry.

Favorite snack while reading:  I don’t eat while reading because I catch up with reading before bed or in the middle of the day.  Plus, I don’t want to get food on my books or kindle.

Why did you choose to intern for PWP:  Last year during my senior year of high school, everyone knew what their majors were going to be and I was still in limbo.  So, I decided I wanted to work in publishing:  I want to become a literary agent.  So, I searched for internships and found PWP, which has been a great experience for the past year.

You can find Madeline on her blog and on twitter.


df406683d0f56e9fce671412d5179d6e (1)Dana Cuadrado

Age:  19

About me:  I am a college student, blogger, reader, and TV addict.  I am an English major in my first year of college.  I would like to get a masters degree in publishing.  My dream is to work in a publishing house, in particular the publicity department.  It doesn’t hurt that I live in NYC.  I love to write as well.  I have been blogging on and off, for three years.  It is one of the best things I have ever done and I hope to blog for a long time.

Favorite books: I am going to go with my most recent favorites which were A Court of Thorns and Roses and Simon vs. the Homo Sapien’s Agenda.

Favorite authors:  Sarah J. Maas, Marie Rutkoski, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Alyssa Rose Ivy, Erica Crouch, and Kellie Sheridan are among my favorites.

Favorite snack while reading:  Just going with chocolate for all occasions, preferably in cold weather and with an e-book while radon because that can get messy.

Why did you choose to intern for PWP:  I want to work in publishing, specifically publicity/marketing, so PWP has given me some great experience as well as knowledge that I can put on my resume.  At the same time, it has been a very well rounded learning experience in all aspects of publishing.  I have loved every minute of it!

You can find Dana on her blog and on twitter.


IMG_0199Ashley Shannon

Age:  26

About me:  I’m a work at home single mom to the cutie pie in my picture.  His name is Graham.  I run a blog that is for other moms who are writers too.  I horde books which is one reason I have a Kindle and not many physical copies of books.  My Kindle has over 700 books on it.  My dream job would be to be a full-time writer, either traditionally or self published.  My ultimate life goal is to teach my son to enjoy reading just as much as I do.

Favorite books:  Most of the books I love to read are Young Adult Fiction however my all time favorite book is Gone with the Wind.

Favorite Authors:  J.K. Rowling, Rainbow Rowell, and George R.R. Martin.

Favorite snack while reading:  Tea.  Always Tea.  Or Diet Coke.  Those aren’t really snacks, but when I do snack its usually something sweet.

Why did you choose to intern for PWP:  I recently just finished my first book and I want to learn everything I can about publishing.  One day I hope to be listed on the PWP authors page.  I couldn’t have dreamed I would be working with such an amazing group of talented people.

You can find Ashley on her blog and on twitter.