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We are the novels division of Asmodee Entertainment,
to deliver on the Asmodee slogan:

“Great games, amazing stories!”

Marc
Gascoigne

PUBLISHER

Publisher (ie boss) of Aconyte Books. A sci-fi / fantasy lifer, previously known for running Angry Robot,­ Games Workshop’s Black Library, Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, as well as dozens of books and games. Still insists that the best thing he ever worked on was a Sonic the Hedgehog novel. Lives in Nottingham, but often to be found at the top of somewhere breezy in the Peak District with his beloved.

Favourite mollusc: the colossal squid.

Lottie
Llewelyn-Wells

EDITOR

Lottie is a bibliophile who took a wrong turn in the wardrobe and ended up as an editor – luckily it was the best choice she ever made. She’s a geek and fangirl with an addiction to unicorns, ice hockey and ice cream.

Favourite dinosaur: the diplodocus.

Gwendolyn
Nix

EDITOR

A book dragon from the beginning, Gwen has amassed a hoard of science fiction and fantasy stories and is always hungry for the next tale to devour. Once upon a time, she’d been a marine biologist, but through a series of events, has ended up as an editor. Like Sasquatch, she can be found somewhere in the Rocky Mountains writing her next novel, researching things that go bump in the night, and taking the road less traveled.

Favourite shark: thresher.

Anjuli
Smith

MARKETING AND
PUBLICITY MANAGER

Anjuli is a super-nerd with a deep and unbreakable love of RPGs and storytelling. Always the Dungeon Master, never the Rogue, she spends her free time playing games, painting miniatures, and walking in the park with her corgi, Sadie Fox-Face.

Favourite monster: the Beholder.

Vanessa
Jack

ADMINISTRATion & business coordinator

Addicted to lists and easily excited by spreadsheets and formulas. Ness recently moved to Nottingham to be closer to family as it turns out twins can be quite demanding! Likes escaping into a good book, sorting her MTG cards for the 900th time, and playing games with the husband who is a bad loser and an even worse winner.

Favourite cartoon: Danger Mouse.

North American Sales Manager, Joe Riley

Joe
Riley

North American
Sales & Marketing Director

Joe has worked for over 25 years in the publishing industry at Hazelden Publishing, 1517 Media, and North Star Editions and has done everything from foreign and domestic rights, domestic and international sales and marketing to ensure the forecast is over plan and expenses are under budget. Joe enjoys a good beer and a good book (not necessarily in that order) and is a lifelong fan of RPG games.

Favourite RPG weapon: Halberd.

Amanda Treseler

Amanda
Treseler

US Marketing
Coordinator

A lifelong lover of books and stories, Amanda is excited to dive headfirst into the fantastical worlds of Aconyte! As a former bookseller, she has a passion for connecting readers to their new favorite story. When she isn’t selling books, reading books, or talking about books, Amanda can be found singing, painting, crocheting, or cuddling her kitty George.

Favourite musician: dodie.

Nick
Tyler

BOOK PRODUCTION
COORDINATOR

Internal and external book design, but also fills in the gaps between words with systems and webstuff. He lives happily detached from reality, in a largely imaginary domestic world of cats, science fiction & fantasy, LEGO, and improvisation with MissImp. Creator of The Improvised Star Wars Show, and occasional Nanowrimo winner.

Favourite Lego minifigure (today): Portal Emperor.

Our Lovely Office​

Asmodee Entertainment is based in an amazing building in Nottingham, England. The Star Brewery opened in 1852, producing beer for Shipstones until 1991. Now it contains us (and a range of other businesses). It’s a pretty cool home, featuring four-foot thick walls and more metal stairs than you can imagine.

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