OUR STAFF OF PROFESSIONALS

To Help Cast Your Spell

SHAYNE LEIGHTON

CEO & Editor-In-Chief

With over a decade of experience in the entertainment and publishing industries, Shayne Leighton co-founded The Parliament House in 2016. Her debut novel, Of Light and Darkness landed on coveted bestsellers lists, while Leighton worked to amass her knowledge and experience in marketing and project production for major and mid-level publishing houses such as Charlesbridge Press (Twice Dead, fall 2018), Cynthia Leitich Smith (Tantalize, Candlewick Press), Alex Flinn (Towering, Harper Teen), and Kimberley Griffiths Little (When The Butterflies Came, Scholastic Press), and others. She strives to be the Guillermo del Toro of the publishing industry, curating works that appeal to readers who favor darker, edgier, and quirkier fare. 

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MALORIE NILSON

Editor in Chief

Having begun by studying English Literature and Cello Performance at a small liberal arts college, Albertson College of Idaho, Malorie immediately cut her teeth on professional publishing, working directly with publishers through running an independent bookstore, A Novel Adventure. She went on to spend 5 years in marketing and content development as the head copywriter and editor of a marketing agency, and as a project manager for social media marketing. Getting back to her roots, Malorie has returned to books! An editor and writer, she has been privileged to work on novels and nonfiction books that have gone on to live fulfilling, traditionally published lives. She makes her home in the heart of Boise—a veritable metropolis by Idaho standards—with one hilarious and remarkably supportive spouse, one little emperor of a giant orange tabby, and a room full of books (which is most definitely conspiring with the room full of yarn).