ROBERT H. PRUETT, president and publisher, has worked with a long list of writers (professional and amateur) and published hundreds of books in diverse genres since founding Brandylane Publishers in 1985 and Belle Isle Books in 2010. He taught writing and literature at the college level for 20 years, and in 1985, launched Brandylane from a farmhouse in Virginia's Northern Neck. As a writer, he knows the challenges of the craft and the publishing market well, and loves working with writers. He holds a M.A. in English and interdisciplinary humanities from Virginia Commonwealth University. He lives in Richmond. Contact Robert.
TOM TRENZ, art director and designer, has been with Brandylane Publishers since 2004. Tom is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, has worked for regional and national clients and created several award-winning campaigns. He also taught in the School of Mass Communication at Virginia Commonwealth University. He lives in Richmond with his wife, Amy, and daughters, Taylor and Zoe. Contact Tom.
TAMURLAINE MELBY, assistant editor, is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and has been with Brandylane Publishers since early 2009. She edits titles for Brandylane and Belle Isle Books and is a frequent contributor to Pleasant Living magazine. In addition to being interested in the gritty details of punctuation and grammar, she is an avid writer, potter and painter and loves the creative process, particularly as it pertains to bookmaking. She enjoys working with authors to bring out the best in their books. Contact Tamurlaine.
TIM HAGOOD, publicist, is a proud graduate of James Madison University and joined the Brandylane team in 2013. He promotes Belle Isle’s library of titles and enjoys collaborating with enthusiastic authors. When he’s not tracking the latest developments in the publishing industry, Tim can be found reading, writing, and rooting for his favorite baseball team. Contact Tim.