Patricia Marshall, owner/editor

Patricia-MarshallPatricia is a writer, editor, and publisher with a passion for helping authors produce the best books possible.

She is the former editor of Forest Magazine, published by a national conservation group located in Eugene, Ore., and she has extensive experience producing marketing and promotional materials, both for print and online. She is currently writing a non-fiction book about Burley Design Cooperative.

Patricia has a degree in journalism from the University of Oregon, an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College in Baltimore, and a certificate in Digital Journalism from Media Bistro in New York. She is a member of the Northwest Independent Editors Guild, Willamette Writers, and the Eugene Chamber of Commerce.

Claire Flint Last, graphic designer

Claire-FlintLastClaire Flint has been an accomplished graphic designer, illustrator, and fine art painter for almost twenty years. She has executed design and illustration work for many high-profile clients including Coldwater Creek, PhotoTidings, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Princeton HealthCare System, University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History and Cardways.com.

In 2010, Claire was voted “Best Visual Artist” in the Eugene Weekly’s reader polls and was accepted into the Mayor’s Art Show. Claire currently divides her time between mothering her daughter, Penny Lane, painting in her home studio, illustrating children’s books, and designing book covers and author marketing materials for Luminare.

Kim Harper Kennedy, project manager/editor

Kim Harper-Kennedy has a Master’s degree in arts/non-profit management and museum studies from the University of Oregon. She spent 14 years as the Content and Project Manager for a local exhibit and architectural display company writing, developing, and managing hundreds of exhibits and displays for major institutions across the United States.

Kim now brings her love of writing, story telling, and organization to Luminare as a project manager and copy editor, returning her to her first love, books.

In her spare time she “manages” her husband, 8 year old daughter, and feisty black cat through the manuscript of life in downtown Eugene.