Founder and Publisher
Some Of Marta’s Work
Marta began working as a freelance writer, author, and coach in 2003 after taking time to raise her family. She spent several years writing for local newspapers and magazines in San Diego, California. Many of her articles are award-winning and most of them can still be found online. After a catastrophic loss from a 2007 wildfire in Southern California, as her children were heading to college and her marriage of more than 20 years ended, Marta turned her pain into a novel that truly opened the door to the publishing industry where she built bonds with a few leaders in independent publishing.
“This,” says Marta, “is what I am meant to do. I love helping people, and working with authors who are experts or who share their experiences and write books that help others is truly an honor. We’re now also publishing fiction from immensely creative authors as well. This is my third career where I use every skill and all the training that I have had over the course of my life. It’s an honor to champion our authors’ most impactful or creative stories.”
Her first career was with G.T.E. Corporation where she worked in Information Systems and Accounting, progressing from Analyst to Strategic Planning Director in twelve years. All of those jobs required writing letters, system and staff documentation, business summaries and much more.
A native Texan, Marta graduated from the University of Texas, El Paso in 1979 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. She eventually “retired” from full-time work after the birth of her second child, Rob. After Rob’s birth, our C.E.O. had the pleasure of forging a path for Part-Time Professionals as the first salaried part-time employee for GTE Florida until her third child, Kate our Creative Director, came along
While raising children, Marta loved being involved with her children and in the community. Philanthropy and involvement in the community are an important part of life and something that keeps our Founder very grounded. Being able to help good people write good books is a late-in-life dream come true! This is the final career, for sure!