About Us

Our Mission:

Spark Publishing seeks to provide a place for new authors to publish, established authors to hone their skills, and staff to develop publishing expertise that can grow into opportunities to teach, mentor, and grow a platform for their own careers. Our goal is to release three issues in 2019 with twelve-fifteen new stories in each, including a featured author and a staff author.

Who We Are:

Leslie L. McKee

Leslie McKee
Leslie is a professional editor and reviewer. Books have always been a significant part of her life, and she’s thrilled to have a career where she can read all day. With an eye for detail, she loves assisting writers on their literary journeys. She is a published author (devotionals and YA flash fiction).

As the most recent editor of Spark Magazine, she’s excited to see it live on in a new way, and she’s thrilled to work with her two fellow Splicketeers again.

Kimberly Duffy

Kimberly Duffy
Kimberly is a native New Yorker who found herself following love to Cincinnati, where she had four kids and began writing historical romance and women’s fiction. When she’s not homeschooling her children and making other people’s words shiny in Track Changes, she loves teaching writing, scouring Goodwill for cute outfits to feature on Instagram, and reading good books.

A former editor for Spark Magazine, Kim is thrilled to be stepping into that role once again. She’s represented by Rachelle Gardner of Books and Such Literary Management.

Lindsey Brackett

Lindsey Brackett
These days Lindsey P. Brackett writes southern fiction and mentors writers. Her debut novel, Still Waters, was an INSPY finalist and named 2018 Selah Book of the Year. Formerly she was the Web Content Editor for Splickety Publishing and is an award-winning flash fiction author.

Her years with Splickety expanded her career as an instructor and editor. But she values most the cherished friendships she developed with her fellow Splicketeers.

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Leslie DeVooght

Leslie DeVooght
Leslie writes southern romance set mostly on St. Simons Island, her hometown. Leslie was first published in Spark in 2017 and fell in love with writing romantic flash fiction. Leslie’s flash fiction was also published in the 2018 Writer’s Digest of Short, Short stories.

When Leslie isn’t writing, she serves as Director of Women’s Ministries at her church, cheers on her three children, and enjoys date nights with her husband, who loves that she researches kissing. Leslie is represented by Bob Hostetler of the Steve Laube Agency.

Hope Welborn

Hope Welborn
Hope writes spine-tingling suspense that is sprinkled with romance and saturated with faith. Her first manuscript was a 2016 ACFW Genesis finalist and won first place for romantic suspense at the Blue Ridge Writer’s Conference.

Currently, she serves as Vice President for her local ACFW chapter. She is represented by Jim Hart of Hartline Literary Agency.