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, journalism, education, drawing and painting, music composition and performance, book marketing, and film production. Combined with a shared passion for the written word, our broad experience helps us create high-quality books, and help authors build enduring relationships with readers, reviewers, and vendors.

Authors hire Inkwater Press because 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.

Sahara Peterson

Acquisitions Manager

Sahara loves adventure! She’s an avid outdoors woman, racquetball player, and enjoys spending her free time traveling, with Cuba and Colombia being a few of her favorite international jaunts. Sahara grew up in Montana, and earned her BA in Cultural and Ethnic Anthropology from the University of Montana in 2018. Go Griz! She has a professional background in marketing, office administration, and sales. For Sahara, being a part of the Inkwater team is rewarding because she has the opportunity to work with such creative and diverse individuals who want to tell their story to the world.

Masha Shubin

Creative Director

A quintessential Renaissance woman, Masha Shubin has over twenty-seven 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


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.

Linda Franklin


Linda has been working as a book editor for over forty years. A graduate of Yale University, she has edited for general, university, and medical publishers on both the East and West Coasts. She has also been a freelance editor for fiction and nonfiction books, medical publishers, and engineering companies. She especially enjoys helping authors polish their books, trying to make the books their very best while retaining the authors’ unique voice and style.