Who We Are

Inkwater Press helps create books that authors are proud of and readers love.

Since its founding in 2002, Inkwater Press has published nearly 1,500 fine fiction and nonfiction books for adults and children.

Collectively, Inkwater Press staff has more than 100 years of publishing experience. Our experience includes writing, editing, graphic design, web programming, book retailing, journalism, education, drawing and painting, music composition and performance, book marketing, film production, and library administration. Combined with a shared passion for the written word, our broad experience helps us create high-quality books and build enduring relationships with customers, authors, and vendors. At Inkwater Press we pride ourselves not only on the quality of our work but also on how we work.

If you have a question or comment for founder and president, Jeremy Solomon, please feel free to send him an email via jeremy@inkwater.com.

Jeremy Solomon

Founder, President

Jeremy Solomon was the founding administrator of Practicing Attorneys for Law Students (PALS) in New York City and is the co-author of three books. He received a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed the Radcliffe Publishing Procedures Course at Harvard University.

Masha Shubin

Creative Director

A quintessential Renaissance woman, Masha Shubin has over twenty-five years of experience in web and graphic design, with additional experience ranging from customer service to computer programming to marketing to management. As Creative Director, she makes full use of her creativity and skills. She has worked as photographer, international goodwill ambassador, mascot performer, movie producer, and theater director. She is also a self-published author with a series of children's books.

Vanessa Verrill

Customer Service Director

An avid reader and crossword puzzle connoisseur, Vanessa has a BA in Speech Communication and an MA in Teaching from Willamette University. She has worked in both Germany and South Korea, as well as in customer service-based positions throughout the United States. Moving here from Helena, Montana, where she was the Membership Coordinator for the Montana Historical Society and worked directly with the Montana Historical Society Press, Vanessa brings with her a variety of skills learned from years in the school systems, non-profits, and large corporations.

Andrew Durkin

Editor

Andrew Durkin is a composer and writer who has a PhD in English from the University of Southern California, where his mentor was Joseph Dane, author of What Is a Book? He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Annenberg Center for Communication at USC, where he worked with digital media pioneer Bob Stein. He lives in Portland, Oregon.