MEET OUR TEAM

Ryan Zee

Ryan Zee

Founder

 

Morgan Hufstader

Morgan Hufstader

Marketing Assistant

 

Tamara Milosevic

Tamara Milosevic

Graphic Designer

 

Spencer Greene

Spencer Greene

Social Media Intern

 

Teresa Conner

Teresa Conner

Contest Coordinator

Ryan Zee

Ryan Zee

Founder

A lifelong reader, Ryan discovered shortly after graduating from college that book publishing was an industry in which living people were actually employed — a notion which completely changed his life.

Since starting his own book marketing agency at the age of 25, Ryan has been fortunate to work with thousands of authors across virtually every major genre, helping to make their books known to new audiences — and giving readers a chance to discover great authors they might otherwise have missed.

When he’s not thinking about ways to make BookSweeps a more welcoming place for book lovers, Ryan enjoys traveling, reading, and talking about the books he’s read (ideally, while traveling).

A resident of New York City, his favorite authors include Junot Díaz, David Foster Wallace, Milan Kundera, and Jonathan Safran Foer. He also maintains a soft spot for the Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.

Tamara Milosevic

Tamara Milosevic

Graphic Designer

Since Tamara first set her eyes on the pied patterns of her “blankie”, design has been an extricable part of her life, and a passion which she has turned into a successful career spanning over 20 years in both Europe and the United States.

Over time, Tamara’s design interests have led her to explore everything from haute couture to printmaking and published media, including posters, flyers, magazines, and book illustrations. Her true love, however, is graphic and web design.

Tamara currently lives in Serbia with her partner and her always smiling, newborn baby boy. When she’s not in the office, she enjoys practicing yoga, hiking, as well as soap making and reading books.

A fan of literary fiction, philosophy, and thrillers, her favorite authors include Haruki Murakami, Khaled Hosseini, Sue Monk Kidd, Isabelle Allende, Jostein Gaarder, and Erlend Loe.

Teresa Conner

Teresa Conner

Contest Coordinator

Introduced to the works of Jane Austen as a pre-teen, Teresa has been enamored with books and publishing ever since. She’s been a librarian assistant, author assistant, proofreader for Dreamspinner Press and Evernight Publishing, and editor at Sexy Little Pages.

Teresa loves discovering new authors and helping them reach a broader audience, and was excited to join the BookSweeps team in Summer 2017. She also currently freelances as a book cover designer.

When not learning all she can about marketing, she can be found curled up with a romance or young adult book — or feeding her addiction to Marvel Comics (#teamspidey). Her favorite authors include Carrie Vaughn, Alisha Rai, Megan Hart, Charlotte Stein, and Angie Thomas.

A hybrid author, Teresa has independently published short fiction in both the romance and erotica genres, alongside works published by HarperCollins UK, Cleis Press, and others. She currently resides in Alabama with her tabby cat, Parker, and is working on her first full-length novel.

Morgan Hufstader

Morgan Hufstader

Marketing Assistant

Morgan has been passionate about reading and writing her whole life. Originally from New York City, she graduated Sarah Lawrence College with a creative writing degree and attended a writing intensive program in Bath, England.

Now she’s constantly on the hunt for new and inventive ways to take great books to the next level and was thrilled to join the BookSweeps team in 2018. Previously, Morgan served as the managing editor of Allwrite Publishing for three years, was a member of the Romance Reads marketing team, and interned at Waxman Literary Agency.

Morgan has also authored and published eight paranormal and contemporary romance novels under a pen name. She currently lives in New Orleans with her partner and their two (very cuddly) dogs.

When she’s not writing, she’s avidly reading anything she can get her hands on. Her favorite genres are romance, mysteries & thrillers, and science fiction. Her (current) favorite authors from her never ending TBR pile include Talia Hibbert, Gillian Flynn, and N.K. Jemisin.

Spencer Greene

Spencer Greene

Social Media Intern

A lover of storytelling in all forms, Spencer is a graduate of Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA, and spends most of his time re-reading Harry Potter, and writing short stories and poetry of his own.

A native New Yorker, who has spent the last few years familiarizing himself with the art of book publishing and public relations, Spencer is dedicated to making sure that talented writers are recognized.

Ryan Zee

Ryan Zee

Founder

A lifelong reader, Ryan discovered shortly after graduating from college that book publishing was an industry in which living people were actually employed — a notion which completely changed his life.

Since starting his own book marketing agency at the age of 25, Ryan has been fortunate to work with thousands of authors across virtually every major genre, helping to make their books known to new audiences — and giving readers a chance to discover great authors they might otherwise have missed.

When he’s not thinking about ways to make BookSweeps a more welcoming place for book lovers, Ryan enjoys traveling, reading, and talking about the books he’s read (ideally, while traveling).

A resident of New York City, his favorite authors include Junot Díaz, David Foster Wallace, Milan Kundera, and Jonathan Safran Foer. He also maintains a soft spot for the Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.

Tamara Milosevic

Tamara Milosevic

Graphic Designer

Since Tamara first set her eyes on the pied patterns of her “blankie”, design has been an extricable part of her life, and a passion which she has turned into a successful career spanning over 20 years in both Europe and the United States.

Over time, Tamara’s design interests have led her to explore everything from haute couture to printmaking and published media, including posters, flyers, magazines, and book illustrations. Her true love, however, is graphic and web design.

Tamara currently lives in Serbia with her partner and her always smiling, newborn baby boy. When she’s not in the office, she enjoys practicing yoga, hiking, as well as soap making and reading books.

A fan of literary fiction, philosophy, and thrillers, her favorite authors include Haruki Murakami, Khaled Hosseini, Sue Monk Kidd, Isabelle Allende, Jostein Gaarder, and Erlend Loe.

Teresa Conner

Teresa Conner

Contest Coordinator

Introduced to the works of Jane Austen as a pre-teen, Teresa has been enamored with books and publishing ever since. She’s been a librarian assistant, author assistant, proofreader for Dreamspinner Press and Evernight Publishing, and editor at Sexy Little Pages.

Teresa loves discovering new authors and helping them reach a broader audience, and was excited to join the BookSweeps team in Summer 2017. She also currently freelances as a book cover designer.

When not learning all she can about marketing, she can be found curled up with a romance or young adult book — or feeding her addiction to Marvel Comics (#teamspidey). Her favorite authors include Carrie Vaughn, Alisha Rai, Megan Hart, Charlotte Stein, and Angie Thomas.

A hybrid author, Teresa has independently published short fiction in both the romance and erotica genres, alongside works published by HarperCollins UK, Cleis Press, and others. She currently resides in Alabama with her tabby cat, Parker, and is working on her first full-length novel.

Morgan Hufstader

Morgan Hufstader

Marketing Assistant

Morgan has been passionate about reading and writing her whole life. Originally from New York City, she graduated Sarah Lawrence College with a creative writing degree and attended a writing intensive program in Bath, England.

Now she’s constantly on the hunt for new and inventive ways to take great books to the next level and was thrilled to join the BookSweeps team in 2018. Previously, Morgan served as the managing editor of Allwrite Publishing for three years, was a member of the Romance Reads marketing team, and interned at Waxman Literary Agency.

Morgan has also authored and published eight paranormal and contemporary romance novels under a pen name. She currently lives in New Orleans with her partner and their two (very cuddly) dogs.

When she’s not writing, she’s avidly reading anything she can get her hands on. Her favorite genres are romance, mysteries & thrillers, and science fiction. Her (current) favorite authors from her never ending TBR pile include Talia Hibbert, Gillian Flynn, and N.K. Jemisin.

Spencer Greene

Spencer Greene

Social Media Intern

Plainly said, Spencer is a lover of story-telling. A graduate of Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA, Spencer spends most of his time re-reading Harry Potter, and writing short stories and poetry of his own.

A native New Yorker, who has spent the last few years familiarizing himself with the art of book publishing and public relations, Spencer is dedicated to making sure that talented writers are recognized.

WANT TO WORK WITH US?

Apply here for an internship or send us an email with your resume and a cover letter describing your ideal position.

All applicants are encouraged and evaluated on their merits. In the aim of diversifying the overwhelmingly homogenous industry we love and work in, we are especially interested in hearing from people of color and candidates from other underrepresented groups.

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