Harmony Road Press LLC was founded in November 2011 by husband-and-wife entrepreneurs Magdalen Braden and Ross Beresford. It is named after the road where they live in the beautiful Endless Mountains region of northeastern Pennsylvania.
Magdalen Braden is the creative spirit behind the venture. She’s been a passionate reader of romantic fiction for many decades and was an early enthusiast for e-readers. She brings that knowledge of “Romlandia” to bear as she starts her writing career with The Blackjack Quartet, a series of romances set in the Philadelphia’s legal community; book 3 of this series–Blackjack and Moonlight–was a finalist in the Romance Writers of America® (RWA) 2012 Golden Heart® contest. She studied creative writing at the Stonecoast MFA program and writes about the romance publishing biz at the Promantica blog.
Ross Beresford has worked in software development for over 30 years and provides the technological expertise. He is also an experienced editor and proofreader, having done a 12-year stint as the editor of a crossword series in the UK, and proofread many books of crosswords. He uses those mad skillz to create high-quality e-books and websites for the business. As Magdalen’s second British-born husband, he was affectionately dubbed BritHub 2; however, he considers the acquisition of US citizenship in 2011 to be a minor upgrade and now goes by BritHub 2.1!