Dayle A. Dermatis has worked in nearly every facet of publishing: from writing to editing to design to printing. As a production editor for an educational publisher, she oversaw the production of quarterly, bi-monthly, and monthly scholarly journals (primarily social sciences), ensuring copyediting, design, and proofreading were top quality. She also worked for the same company as a copyeditor and indexer.
At a different educational publisher, she vetted and content edited a line of books on current world issues. As a writer, she’s sold two novels and more than a hundred short stories to date.
Although she’s lived in Wales and traveled the world, Dayle grew up in upstate New York and now lives in southern California with her husband, where she writes, reads voraciously, works on their 1911 Craftsman-style bungalow, and goes to as many Styx shows as she possibly can (in their last concert DVD, she’s visible often enough to be her own drinking game).