About


What We Do


Elephant Rock Books is an imprint of the multimedia company Elephant Rock Productions. The company has been producing writing-related multimedia for many years. Think of us like Penguin Random House – minus the huge overhead, 60% market share, enormous backlist, and German overlords. We publish handsome books, quality fiction, and engrossing nonfiction that you won’t forget.


Jotham Burrello


Publisher Jotham Burrello is an arts entrepreneur—writer, video producer,
book publisher, farm hand, New Yorker caption winner, a creative writing professor
at Central Connecticut State, and director of the Yale Writers’ Workshop. Jotham’s
writing has appeared in various literary journals and The Christian Science Monitor. He shares
what he knows about writing and publishing in ERB’s e-books: Writers’ e-Handbook and
The Craft.

 

 

 


Amanda Hurley


Amanda Hurley is editor-at-large for ERB YA. Amanda was a bookslinger
and manger at Inkwood Books in Tampa for nine years, where she specialized
in children’s and YA literature. When her magical daughter Pearl was born
in April 2016, she took a temporary hiatus from bookselling – but not from books.
She’s got tattoos from The Book Thief and East of Eden, two of her favorite novels,
to remind her that life is hard and amazing, that people are worth it, and that stories
are superpowers. She currently lives in Tampa, FL.

 

 

 


Anne McPeak


Anne McPeak is our copy editor / wordsmith, but ERB consumes just a sliver of
her talent. Anne was the managing editor of the journal A Public Space and a
freelance editor with a special focus on literary projects. She has written about
books for The Literary Review, The Brooklyn Rail, and Words Without Borders.
She lives in Brooklyn.

 

 

 

 


Mollie Johanson


Graphic Designer Mollie Johanson’s dreams contain one million shades
of color. For over ten years, she has patiently listened to Jotham’s ramblings,
which she then translates into images to help brand ERB multimedia. She
designs all of our advertisements, all of our direct mailings, and some of our books.
God bless Mollie J.

 

 

 

 


Christopher Morris


Profile

Christopher Morris is our editorial assistant. The buck stops at Chris’s desk.
He edits our education book division and manages the Roar Reading Series.
Chris holds a B.A. in English and history from Eastern Connecticut State University.

 

 

 

 

 


Shannon Perrin


Shannon is our web mistress. She makes sure our site is in tip-top shape
(per Jotham’s instruction). She’s a Central Connecticut State University
graduate with a love for all things literary.

 

 

 

 

 


ERB Intern Hall of Fame


(May they all achieve greatness – and then buy us a drink.)
Kaylin Brennan, Brendan Buck, Ashley Nickell, Ben Kramer, Kallie Tenney, Jaime Wong, Sarah Longmore, Gabrielle Whaley, Tyler Margid, Margaret Czepiel, Julia Appicelli, Kathryn Fitzpatrick, and Chloe Spinnanger