About Us

Wild Ink Publishing LLC’s focus is on helping aspiring authors take that first step in achieving their publishing goals. We know the frustration of getting your foot in the door, which is why we exist. While new to the publishing scene, we have a passion and dedication that is unstoppable. We will help you in making your dreams come true. We publish literary anthologies, offer classes, and provide coaching. Reach out to us for kind, considerate help as you take your first step.

We work remotely out of south-central Pennsylvania, and love working with writers from all over the globe.

Abigail Wild, MFA
Owner / Creative Director

Abigail has been teaching english and creative writing for thirteen years. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing: fiction, with a graduate certificate in online writing instruction. As a young adult novelist, Abigail has a three-book contract through Cable Creek Publishing. Her first book, The Art of Drowning, was a best seller in its category. Her second novel, More Than One Way to Breathe, is currently in revisions while she works hard plotting her third.

Abigail has coordinated ten literary anthologies, showcasing work from an international group of authors and poets.

Before becoming an author and publisher, Abigail spent twenty-five years as a graphic designer. She completed work for the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as joint venture programs for the Executive Office of the United States, The Holocaust Museum, and the U.S. Department of Education. She has also performed design work and photography for the National Institutes of Health. As a freelance designer, Abigail has a myriad of clientele, ranging from coffee shops, churches, and several non-profit agencies. Her passion lives within creating covers for authors.

Brittany McMunn
Operations Manager / Editor / Anthologist

Brittany brings years of leadership and project management experience to Wild Ink. But, her expertise doesn’t stop there. She is an editor with a deep passion for helping writers achieve their dreams. As a graduate student receiving her MFA in Creative Writing, Brittany saw the need novice writers had for someone to assist them in refining their works. This need is what drove Brittany to create an online writing community for MFA students aspiring for publication, as well as branching out into freelance editing through her LLC, The Paraphraser. Brittany has an undergraduate degree in communication, is receiving her graduate degree in creative writing as well as being a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English honor society. Brittany is our lead anthologist, providing ways for authors to gain new publishing credits.

Laura Wackwtiz, Ph.D.
Lead Editor

Laura is an author, editor, instructor, and writing coach working with both creative and academic writers. She combines her love of structural and developmental editing with an eye for detail to help improve document impact while preserving each writer’s unique voice. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia and has over twenty years of experience coaching writers and editing documents.

Emily St. Marie
Illustrator / Designer

Emily started studying Russian folk art as a young child and continued her studies through her tenure at the University of Alberta, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics. She creates lively covers and illustrations for children’s books and middle school and young adult fiction using mixed media in both traditional and digital methods. Her favorite media include ink, ink wash, watercolors, gouache, pastels, acrylics, and collage. Her latest picture book Meet the Mermaid Babies is done in her signature style, using ink and watercolors.

Joseph Baia
Operations Consultant

Joseph Baia comes to Wild Ink Publishing after having studied Project Management at Ohio Christian University, and Information Technology Management at Harrisburg University. He has over twenty years of IT and management experience. In his evenings he is a travel soccer coach, where he enjoys passing the love of the “beautiful game” on to children. He is happy to assist Wild Ink with project coordination and other managerial duties so that all other “Wild Inkers” can focus on the written word.

Noah Baia
Developmental Editor / Acquisitions

Noah studied literature, philosophy, and the classics at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland. He has taught graphic novel writing and worked with large groups of teens as a theater director. He also tutors students in writing and physics.

He brings joy for the love of the written word and a desire to help artists find their stories.

Ian Tan Ying
Developmental / Line Editor / Writing Coach

Ian boasts a bachelor’s degree in English with a Creative Writing concentration from Messiah University. He has worked as a literary judge with the creative writing contest Ink and Insights since June 2020, honing his analytical and editorial eye through the various submissions he has received. In 2021 he has been pursuing his own novel projects, has begun offering coaching and developmental edits for novel manuscripts, and is eager to take on more.

J.C. Flynt
Editor / Proofreader / Ebook Layout

J.C. is a lifelong bibliophile who proofread and formatted her first book thirty years ago for a retired professor of microbiology (University of Florida). Ten years ago she began transcribing old texts for digital usage. She has found her way back to proofreading and copy-editing recently to assist writers, students, and charities. J.C. enjoys researching topics and putting the final polish on manuscripts. She has worked on projects such as young adult novels, tech manuals, legal documents, theological writings, and cultural histories.

Fatimah Jan
Editor / Proofreader

Fatimah Jan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in social work and has experience editing and proofreading creative writing pieces, professional writing, and newsletter articles. She spends her time working and volunteering with vulnerable populations in her home city of Harrisburg, PA and enjoys immersing herself in different cultural experiences. Much of her passions lie in helping authors bring to life their creative capabilities and ensuring there is always a focus on cultural sensitivity when writing about people and their lived experiences. 

Patrick Read
Poetry Editor

Patrick Read is a poet and author who has been writing for the better part of thirty-five years. He was born in California but currently resides in Indiana. He has published three books and will soon be publishing his fourth. He is also a United States Army veteran with three children in their twenties. He has run his own publishing company for seven years but is excited to join Wild Ink as a new Poetry Editor.

C.L. Williams
Publishing Intern

C.L. loves the written word. He is passionate about ideas and is working diligently on his first novel. He has a wide range of novel ideas and plans to write them all. But his passions don’t end there, he’s been called a “true renaissance man,” based on the number of projects he catapults into existence. He looks forward to a long career in writing and publishing and is starting by shadowing Abigail as she builds Wild Ink.

Jacob Baia
Marketing Intern

Jacob is a college freshman majoring in Business Administration – Marketing. Having been a theatrical actor (appearing in front of thousands of spectators) he does not shy away from speaking up as a way to make a difference. His personality and creative ideas will serve him well as he learns about the business and marketing world.

Sam Fischer
Publishing Intern

Sam has always wanted to be a published author. She use to dream of holding her own published book in her hands. Following this dream, Sam is working toward her BFA in creative writing with plans to enter an MFA program in the future. Her goal? The best seller moniker.

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