Around 1975, at a Convention, Jacqueline Lichtenberg met a young lady who, although they didn't know it at the time, was to become a huge part of the Sime~Gen family.
Karen MacLeod was editing a Star Trek fanzine at that time, and was pleased to meet Jacqueline, head of the Star Trek Welcommittee. Jacqueline was pleased to meet someone who equaled her love of fandom and who could edit fanzines. House of Zeor had just come out, and Jacqueline gave Karen a signed copy.
Naturally, Karen was hooked.
In 1978 the first issue of "A Companion in Zeor" was published. It is the only Sime~Gen magazine still accepting submissions, which makes it almost 40 years old.
Meeting Jacqueline gave Karen the opportunity to go from fanzine editor to working with authors preparing books for publication. Karen's keen eye for mistakes made her an invaluable member of the Sime~Gen team, and from there Karen met, and worked with, many other authors.
Outside of Fandom and editing, Karen's interests are varied. She loves cats and horses, and rode for many years with the Atlantic Riding Center for the Handicapped and the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (now known as Path International). Karen is now a supporter of Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding Program Inc., and Hearts Therapeutic Riding Center, LLC in New Jersey.
Karen MacLeod - Consulting Editor to Sime~Gen Inc.
"It's always best for the writer to work with an editor she trusts and is comfortable with. Makes for a better novel." -- Pam Seres, Publisher/Owner, The Dark Castle Lords.
Jacqueline Lichtenberg and Jean Lorrah
- TO KISS OR TO KILL, written by Jean Lorrah
- THE FARRIS CHANNEL, by Jacqueline Lichtenberg,
- THE STORY UNTOLD AND OTHER SIME~GEN STORIES, by Jean Lorrah
- PERSONAL RECOGNIZANCE, by Jacqueline Lichtenberg
Copyediting of the Anthology: VAMPIRE'S DILEMMA
Editors: Jacqueline Lichtenberg and Jean Lorrah
- Those of My Blood: "Tales of the Luren" Book I, By Jacqueline Lichtenberg
- Dreamspy: "Tales of the Luren" Book II, By Jacqueline Lichtenberg
- Molt Brother and City of A Million Legends by Jacqueline Lichtenberg for reprint
- "Vampire's Friend" by Jacqueline Lichtenberg in HEAVEN AND HELL, an anthology of humorous stories
- SAVAGE EMPIRE: DARK MOON RISING by Jean Lorrah.
- SAVAGE EMPIRE: PROPHECIES by Jean Lorrah and Winston Howlett. Contains 2 novels, one with Winston Howlett. Escape (Flight) and Sorcerers of the Frozen Isles.
- Immortal State by Barry Nove
- Nowhere to Go But Mars by Barry Nove
- Crossroads of Sin by D.H. Aire
- Time Out by D.H. Aire
Works by DONNA FERNSTROM
- SECRETS (Short Story)
Patric Michael --- all are male-male romance
- "Night Moves" in the Dreamspinner Press "Sindustry" anthology
- Novella: THE SANTA MUG
- Bugs Before Bedtime --- Susan A. Sack
- THE MYSTERY OF THE AIRWHALE ART by Lois June Wickstrom and Lucrecia Darling
- The Magic Seeds, a children's book, by Teraab Ankhnu Feaster, and Rochelle Campbell
- THE RELUCTANT SPY by Lois June Wickstrom
- The Anna Mae Mysteries: The Golden Treasure by Lillian Cauldwell
Civil War historical article for David Schultz of Dana Point, CA. 92629 - "Benner's Hill: What Value? Andrews' Artillery Battalion and the Heights East of Town"
- The Hammer of the Smith by J.T. Sibley
- BLOOD ON THE HEATHER by Rob McCubbin
- Frey's Saga by L.K. Hill
- An early draft of Pieces of You -- A Literary-Speculative Christian Novel, written by Joyce F. Elferdink
- Deluge: one man's journey toward redemption in the midst of turmoil -- by Peter Red
- The Devil in the Bottle by Carol Buchanan
- Merchants and Mages by D.H. Aire
- Human Mage by D.H. Aire
- Highmage by D.H. Aire
- Well Armed Brides by D.H. Aire (release date: tentatively March 15, 2015)
- Dare 2 Believe by D.H. Aire (release date: tentatively May 1, 2015)
- Terran Catalyst* by D.H. Aire (*forthcoming)
- Highmage's Plight --- proofing of second printing
- Flights of Fantasy, Volume One, edited by Colin Neilson, featuring the stories of D.H. Aire and Barry Nove
- The Ellis Island Experience: A Sampling of Stories and How You Can Research Your Own by Barry Nove
- CASTLE IN SPAIN
- ENCHANTED CASTLE
- GABRIEL'S QUEST FOR LOVE
- A MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE
THE ICE PALACE by Bill Haworth
Editing of an early draft manuscript of
INSUFFICIENT MATING MATERIAL -- A Futuristic Romance for author Rowena Cherry. INSUFFICIENT MATING MATERIAL has won several awards, including 2007 The Romance Studio CAPA Award.
- LEAPING OUT ON FAITH
- FURY FROM HELL
- "Making Dollars and Sense Work: A Financial Primer for Single Moms & Dads Plus College Kids, Too!"
- The Caring-Shell
- Once Upon A Cloud
- Walls of Ancient Stone
- Orgasm Incorporated --- books 1 and 2
ROMANCE AT HEART PUBLICATIONS - November 2006 to 2009
- Navajo Dreams -- Kate Hofman, Nominee -- The Romance Studio CAPA Award 2007 Nominee
- A Greek Love Story -- Kate Hofman, Winner -- CataNetwork's Reviewers' Choice Award, 2007
- Greek Fire -- Kate Hofman
- A Sensual Seduction -- Kate Hofman
- A Greater Love -- Kate Hofman
- Queen of Hearts -- L.H. Young
- Dance of Hearts -- L.H. Young
Echelon Press - January to May 2005
- WHEN ANGELS FALL -- Jamie Summers
- DREAM KILLER -- Jamie Summers
NovelBooks, Inc.Dates Employed: 05/2001-January 1, 2005
Publisher closed its doors on this date
- Lions of Judah -- Elaine Hopper
- Apology for the Devil -- Stuart Thomas
- Tyburn -- Stuart Thomas
- Married by Mistake -- Laurie Alice Eakes
- Allude To Murder -- Emma Kennedy
- Angels Unawares -- Priscilla A. Maine
- Head over Heels -- Cindy Procter-King ---- Lories Winner, 2002
- An American Redneck in Hong Kong -- Michael DellaRocca
- Pleasures of the Heart -- one of many editors of this short story anthology
- Golden Prey -- Charli Sheer
- Written in Sand -- Rob McCubbin
- Since All Is Passing -- Elizabeth Delisi
- Because of Joe -- Liz Flaherty