Our Editors

Managing Editor

Elizabeth Merton

Liz loves watersports, travel, and the old "good story well told." A research attorney by training, she has spent countless hours crafting nonfiction . . . just not the kind that is much fun to read (unless you like reading about punitive damages). Her writing has appeared in legal publications. 

For numerous bar-associations, she has spoken on legal writing and crafting engaging legal prose.

 

She's looking for legal thrillers; romance with heart and unique characters and twists (and not a lot of sex); adventure stories (fiction and nonfiction); history-focused works (fiction and nonfiction); and literary fiction that makes her head ring.

Reads (old and new) that she has enjoyed (in random order):

Anything Jane Austen

Less by Andrew Sean Greer  

Kingbird Highway by Kenn Kaufman

Rebel Yell by Alice Randall

Bluebird Bluebird by Attica Locke

Defending Jacob by William Landay

Finding Dora Maar by Brigitte Benkemoun

Senior Editor

Sage Webb

Sage is a former criminal-defense attorney and the author of two novels and a short-story collection. Her debut novel won Red City Review's Best Debut Novel Award for 2018. Before joining Stoneman House, she served as a senior editor for a nonprofit organization and then rose to become that group's vice president of content strategy and publications.

 

Her short stories have appeared in places such as the Birmingham Arts Journal, the Ocotillo Review, and Notre Dame's Grotto Network. She has received awards that include second place in the 2017 Hackney Literary Awards and a place on the short list for the 2018 Chester B. Himes Memorial Short Fiction Prize. She's an active-level member of International Thriller Writers and a professional member of PEN America. 

She loves Hemingway, Joyce Carol Oates, Rick Bass, and Raymond Carver. She favors the style and usage of David Foster Wallace, and she can't say no to a good adventure story. Give her legal thrillers, boat stories, and anything surfing. She'll also take some romance (light on the sex, please), literary fiction, and historical fiction. 

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Stoneman House

We love avant-garde fiction,

the kind that turns heads . . . or better yet:

leaves them ringing. 

We started stoneman House to Provide

a Home for artistic, Thrilling, gritty, Authentic works from authors looking for Lush covers, a marketing budget, and attention to detail

A Texas press in search of the:

Intelligent

Original

Unexpected