We are Sinister Smile Press
CEO and Editor-in-Chief
R.E. Sargent is the author of several novels,as well as a handful of novelettes. R.E.'s novels include Relative Terror and The Fury-Scorned series.
At a young age, R.E. fell in love with books. While many of the other kids were playing sports, he was reading as many books as he could. He quickly got hooked on mysteries and suspense. It was his love of books and storytelling that led to his passion for writing. One of his biggest inspirations is Dean Koontz.
R.E. currently lives in Oregon with his wife and their two fur-children, Riley and Mason. Riley is a Chocolate Lab and Mason is a Bernese Mountain Dog.
COO, Managing Editor and Creative Director
Steven Pajak is the author of novels, such as the U.S. Marshal Jack Monroe series, the Mad Swine trilogy, as well as short stories and novellas. When not writing, Steven works as an administrator at a university.
He continues to be an avid reader of Stephen King and Dean Koontz, John Saul, Richard Matheson, and many other favorite authors in the horror, suspense, thriller and general fiction areas.
Steven lives in the Chicagoland area with his wife and two teens.
Jessica Meigs is the published author of the critically acclaimed The Becoming Series and an editor who has been working in the publishing business for ten years. Since she began freelancing for an assortment of independent authors, she has amassed a sizable collection of clients, ranging from indie authors to mid-sized publishers in a wide variety of genres, including horror, SF&F, romance, mystery, thrillers, and more.
Jessica currently lives in Demopolis, Alabama, where she works at a day job in EMS in order to keep her rotund cat Butters in his ridiculously expensive cat food.