FUZE Publishing is a boutique publishing company committed to the belief that well-crafted storytelling crosses cultures, political contexts, and international borders, and has the power to educate and change.
Under that umbrella, we are a collection of fantastic authors, co-founders, and staff. We are a diverse bunch with a wide range of opinions on the publishing industry, authorship, politics, and life The beauty lies in the fact that we all get along despite, and sometimes even because of, our differences.
Meet our contributors:
Ms. Hubbard’s vast experience in the international business circuit brings a hard-boiled, pragmatic depth to the fast-paced narrative of her first novel, SATAN’S CHAMBER, co-written with Molly Best Tinsley.
In 2009, the two authors co-founded FUZE Publishing, a boutique publishing company committed to the belief that well-crafted storytelling crosses cultures, political contexts, and international borders, and has the power to educate and change.
Ms. Hubbard is a sought after speaker whose most recent speaking engagement at the Northern Virginia Chaper of the Virginia Writers Group was entitled, “Authors’ Tool Kit: Breakdown Leads to Breakthrough.”
She is currently at work on the sequel to SATAN’S CHAMBER.
Molly Best Tinsley is a former professor of English at the United States Naval Academy. An established author of fiction, nonfiction, and drama. Dr. Tinsley’s work has received recognition from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Oregon Book Awards, the Pushcart Prize, the Maryland Arts Council, among other awards.
In 2009 she co-founded FUZE Publishing, a boutique publishing company committed to the belief that well-crafted storytelling crosses cultures, political contexts, and international borders, and has the power to educate and change.
Dr. Tinsley is a sought after speaker and workshop leader. Most recently, she gave a lecture and workshop for the Southern Oregon Chapter of The Willamette Writers entitled “Art and Politics, or Taking Back the Creative Process”
She is currently at work on the sequel to SATAN’S CHAMBER.
Dr. Buchanan earned his PhD in Economic Geology in 1979 and taught university level geology for several years before the romance of prospecting drew him back to the field. After several notable gold and silver discoveries, he capped his career in 2006 by winning the coveted Thayer Lindsley Award for the San Cristobal silver discovery.
Karen Gans earned her Masters degree in Early Childhood Development and has thirty-five years experience as an educator, counselor, and consultant working in mental health clinics, schools, and Head Start programs. While the couple lived in Bolivia, Karen taught English in the Quechua village.
Karen Gans resides with her husband, Larry Buchanan, in Ashland, Oregon.
Mark Saunders’ Nobody Knows the Spanish I Speak, a hilarious memoir in the David Sedaris style, tells the true story of how he and his wife sold everything and moved into central Mexico when they should have been old enough to know better.
A playwright, screenwriter, and cartoonist, Mark Saunders specializes in short humorous essays and stories befitting his height and attention span. Saunders is a former winner of the Walden Fellowship, awarded to three Oregon writers or artists each year. Thirty of his plays have been staged or read from California to New York—with several stops in-between—and two plays have been published. With three scripts optioned, his feature screenplays, all comedies, have won awards. Back in his drawing days, more than 500 of his cartoons were published nationally.
Mark resides with his wife, Arlene Krasner, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, along with a spoiled Standard poodle and an opinionated cat with sharp claws.
Addie Greene’s memoir, How the Winds Laughed, recounts the adventure of sailing around the world in a 28-foot boat.
Addie grew up on a small ranch in the Goleta Valley, just north of Santa Barbara, California. An only child, she became her father’s “son.” He taught her the beauty of the land—about the feel of moist loam in her fingers, the taste of walnuts just fallen. He taught her to trap gophers and climb the tallest branches of the avocado trees. In college, she met Peter Eastman, who taught her the beauty of the sea. They were drawn to it, to taste its depths and its glories, eventually taking two years to circumnavigate the globe.
Writing has always been Addie’s passion. After making her living as a journalist and technical writer in southern California for nearly 25 years, she returned to writing fiction after relocating to Ashland, Oregon in 2000.
Natalie Wexler’s comic novel, The Mother-Daughter Show, follows three high-powered women whose problematic teen-aged daughters are poised to graduate from an elite private school in the nation’s capital–so elite that it’s just enrolled the daughter of the newly elected President. When these women team to produce the annual song-and-dance revue for senior girls, what happens? Scheming, backstabbing, physical violence–in short, absolute mayhem. As The Mother-Daughter Show spirals towards disaster, the three main characters each learn something about the strength of the mother-daughter bond.
Natalie Wexler’s first novel, A More Obedient Wife, won two awards. She has worked as a journalist, a lawyer, and a historian, and her essays and feature articles have appeared in a number of publications. She graduated from Harvard College and received a master’s degree in history from the University of Sussex (England) and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was editor-in-chief of the law review. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, and her two children are both graduates of Sidwell Friends School.
Black Wings, by Kathleen Toomey Jabs is a mystery set at The Naval Academy, in which Bridget, a female midshipmen feels compelled to investigate the death of her roommate, who had been the first female fighter pilot before her plane crashed into the sea.
Kathleen is a 1988 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. She served on active duty for six years and is currently a Captain in the Navy Reserve. She holds an MA from the University of New Hampshire and an MFA in Creative Writing from George Mason University. Her stories have been published in a number of literary journals and received several prizes, including selection in the National Public Radio Selected Shorts program. She lives with her husband and two children in Virginia.