Merge Team

The concept of Merge involves many creative minds working together. We are a consortium of talented writers, editors, proofreaders, and designers bringing together eloquently written prose, dynamic powerful editing, and visually striking art. We believe we can take the reader away, even if only momentarily, to another place and time with the stories we publish.

Here are some of the wonderful people of Merge.

Marci Diehl – Marci lives in the Finger Lakes area and is a writer by profession. She is also a marketing expert, a closet novelist, editor, and a founder of Merge since its inception. Look out for Marci’s book, What You Don’t Know Now.

Don Stevens – Don is an author and founder of Merge. His background includes PR, marketing, sales, and wine. He invites writers to submit their own work and hopes to merge more authors, editors, designers, and readers. His marketing company , Finger Lakes Copywriting helps small businesses and authors build their brand. Check out Don’s book, A Taste for Death.

Cynthia Kolko – Cynthia is an accomplished writer and creative communications professional. She is an executive editor at Merge and is eager to help new and seasoned authors get their best work published. Check out Cynthia’s book, Fruit of the Vine, published by Charles River Press.

Leslie Taylor – Leslie is the president of Buffalo Creative Group, where she and her husband combine their talents in graphic design.  Together they have many years of design experience in print, web and multi-media projects.

More team members merging with us soon.

Interesting in merging your talents with us? Contact us today to chat.