About Kyanite Publishing

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, unconditional love, and the complexity of the human experience.”

Kyanite Publishing is an independent publisher of speculative fiction books and short stories based in Colorado. We officially started publishing stories in 2018, and we’ve been reading, writing, editing, and promoting stories all our lives.


Marketing & Finance Director // Technical Editor

Sam is an author, technical editor, and lover of speculative fiction. She began editing for classmates in grade school and has edited non-fiction and fiction professionally since 2012. Before co-founding Kyanite with B.K. Bass and Sophia LeRoux, she also graduated from Washington State University with a BA in the Social Sciences, worked in finance and credit analysis, and owned a photography business. Find her chatting about books and the publishing industry on Twitter, or visit her website.

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Production Director // Editorial Manager

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.


Operations Director // Design 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.


Associate 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. She is an Associate Editor of Kyanite Publishing and Kyanite Press. Connect with her on Twitter.

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