About Kyanite Publishing

Kyanite Publishing is an independent publisher of speculative fiction books and short stories based in Colorado, founded in 2018.

Mission: to publish speculative stories that entertain, engage, and awaken readers by authors with diverse voices and backgrounds. 

“We believe stories aren’t just good for escaping; they’re powerful and necessary tools in humanity’s quest to define our legacy and build a better world. The themes that carry through our catalog are resistance, strength, hope, tolerance, resilience, and the complexity of the human experience.”



Business Director // Technical Editor

Sam is an author of speculative fiction, a technical editor, and the founder and Business Director of Kyanite Publishing. She’s been editing and writing professionally since 2012, and has a background in business development and marketing. She graduated from Washington State University with a BA in the Social Sciences, worked in commercial finance and analysis, and has owned a photography business. She currently resides in Colorado with her family and Pugs. Find her chatting about books and the publishing industry on Twitter, or visit her website.

b k bass author


Acquisitions Director // Editor in Chief of the Kyanite Press

B.K. is a prolific author inspired by the pulp fiction magazines of the early 20th century and classic speculative fiction. He is a student of history with a particular focus on the ancient, classical, and medieval eras. He is an expert in sub-genres of speculative fiction, appears in Worldbuilding Magazine, and is a member of the World Anvil community. Prior to co-founding Kyanite, his professional career included business management, human relations, and the U.S. Army. B.K. is also an avid table-top gaming geek, and is owned by three cats and a Paperanian named Sassy. Connect with him on his website or  Twitter.

Sophia LeRoux


Design Director // Developmental Editor

Sophia is a graphic design student with a background in administration and design. She’s also an author and reviewer of paranormal romance and fantasy. Due to her editorial instincts and love for horror and Halloween, she is the Associate Editor of Kyanite Crypt and the Managing Editor for the annual Halloween issue of the Kyanite Press. Her role includes exterior and interior design for all Kyanite titles, developmental editing, proofreading, records management, and more. When she isn’t working and writing, she’s farming, hiking, and discovering new places. Find her on Twitter.



Production Director // Editor

Sarah has a background in administration, management, and sociology. She’s had a lifelong passion for creating and reading prose and poetry. She considers herself a “word nerd,” and carries around a journal where she collects new words and their definitions. Sarah also enjoys cooking, making greeting cards, and singing. Connect with her on Twitter.