Editor-in-Chief: Jaynie Royal
Jaynie Royal is the editor-in-chief at Regal House Publishing. While Jaynie’s academic background is in history and archaeology, she has long nursed a passion for literature. After spending many years navigating the publishing industry, Jaynie decided to start a new enterprise that invested deeply, meaningfully and significantly in its authors: Regal House Publishing. Since, Regal has grown to encompass two imprints: Pact Press and Fitzroy Books. Jaynie is extremely proud of the talented editing team that has been assembled at Regal and thrilled to provide all of our authors with a high level of editorial excellence.
Senior Editor: Ruth Feiertag
Ruth Feiertag is the senior editor at Regal House Publishing. In grammar school, Ruth Feiertag’s father started handing her Great Works of English Literature with the admonition, “Here—read this before they ruin it for you in school.” After that there was nothing for it but to major in English Literature, and Ms. Feiertag got a B.A. from the University of California Santa Cruz and eventually an M.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She meandered towards a Ph.D. but arrived in the realm of independent scholarship and NCIS instead. She finds Medieval and Renaissance literature (mostly poetry and drama) endlessly fascinating, and anyone who wants to be treated to a long monologue should ask her about bastards from the Middle Ages through the Early Modern period. Ruth is the founding editor of PenKnife Editorial Services, and a member of the National Coalition of Independent Scholars.
Editor: Michelle Esquillo
Michelle Esquillo is the editor for our Off the Precipice platform as well as our Pact Press, Fitzroy, and Regal titles. She studies poetry in the MFA Creative Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, from which she also holds a Bachelor of Arts in English. Her work has appeared in UNCG’s student-run arts and literature magazine Coraddi, and in digital publications Elephant Journal and Hennen’s Observer. She currently lives in Greensboro with her wife.
Assistant Editor: Nora Shychuk
Nora Shychuk is an assistant editor for Regal House Publishing. She is a graduate of University College Cork in Ireland, where she received her M.A. in creative writing. Her B.A., from Jacksonville University, is in Screenwriting and English. Her own work has appeared in several literary magazines and anthologies, including The Lonely Crowd and Pact Press’ Speak and Speak Again. She currently lives in New York City.
Assistant Editor: Trey Nader
Trey Nader is an assistant editor for Regal House Publishing. While his academic background is in film and directing, he has held a lifelong passion for writing. Over the course of his professional career, he has been involved in writing workshops and critique groups while working as a copy writer for many online platforms and companies. He lives in New York City.
Marketing Outreach Coordinator: Jessika Saunders
Jessika S. Saunders, born and raised near Chapel Hill, North Carolina, has a degree in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. As her senior thesis, Jessika wrote the first four chapters of her debut novel, Airion: Return to Zire, and continued writing abroad while writing and teaching English in Japan. Jessika completed the second book in her series, Airion: Light and Dawn in 2015 and is now working on the third. In addition to writing, Jessika has been a freelance writer, editor, and book reviewer for nearly ten years. She loves her work and is very excited to join the Regal team.