Jaynie Royal is the editor-in-chief at Pact Press and Regal House Publishing. While Jaynie’s academic background is in history and archaeology, she has long nursed a passion for literature. After spending many years navigating the publishing industry, Jaynie decided to start a new enterprise that invested deeply, meaningfully and significantly in its authors: Regal House Publishing. Since, Regal has grown to encompass two imprints: Pact Press and Fitzroy Books. Jaynie is extremely proud of the talented editing team that has been assembled at Pact Press, Fitzroy Books and Regal House and thrilled to provide all of our authors with a high level of editorial excellence.
Senior Editor: Pam Van Dyk
Pam Van Dyk is the senior editor for our Regal House Publishing and Pact Press titles. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte. Prior to receiving her MFA, she received a PhD in Education Research and Policy Analysis from North Carolina State University. As a volunteer reader for the Raleigh Review Literary Magazine and QU Literary Magazine she enjoyed the process of reviewing manuscripts and offering recommendations to the editors. When it comes to her own writing she adheres to the philosophy that one must learn writing from reading. Thus, she spends a great deal of her free time wandering around book stores and adding books to her ever-growing ‘to read’ list. A selection of her fiction has been anthologized by the Maine Review, Outrider Press, and Flying South.
Senior Editor: Ruth Feiertag
Ruth Feiertag is the senior editor at Pact Press and Regal House Publishing. In grammar school, Ruth Feiertag’s father started handing her Great Works of English Literature with the admonition, “Here—read this before they ruin it for you in school.” After that there was nothing for it but to major in English Literature, and Ms. Feiertag got a B.A. from the University of California Santa Cruz and eventually an M.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She meandered towards a Ph.D. but arrived in the realm of independent scholarship and NCIS instead. She finds Medieval and Renaissance literature (mostly poetry and drama) endlessly fascinating, and anyone who wants to be treated to a long monologue should ask her about bastards from the Middle Ages through the Early Modern period. Ruth is the founding editor of PenKnife Editorial Services, and a member of the National Coalition of Independent Scholars.
Senior Editor: Michelle Rosquillo
Michelle Rosquillo is the lead editor for our upcoming Pact Press ocean anthology, an Associate Director at The Regal House Initiative, a senior editor of our Regal House Publishing titles, and our senior poetry editor leading the We 2 R Poets project. She has an MFA in Creative Writing with a concentration in poetry from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, from which she also holds a Bachelor of Arts in English. Her creative work has appeared in Corbel Stone Press’s Nature and Myth anthology, digital literary journal storySouth, and UNCG’s student-run arts and literature magazine Coraddi. She currently lives in Greensboro with her wife.
Editorial Intern: Caroline Taylor
Caroline Taylor is an editorial intern for Regal House Publishing. She has been an avid reader and writer of both fiction and poetry since elementary school. In May 2018, Caroline will graduate as an honor’s student and International Baccalaureate diploma recipient. In August 2019, Caroline will enroll at Truman State University as a Truman State Pershing Scholar. She will pursue a BFA in Creative Writing. Additionally, she hopes to contribute to Windfall, the university’s literary journal, and compete on the slam poetry team. She currently resides in Ozark, Missouri with her family.
Publishing fiction, short story collections, poetry, essays, and anthologies that speak to themes of social justice, immigration, LGBTQ concerns, racism, discrimination, homelessness, and poverty.