Meet our Editorial Consultants

Each manuscript is reviewed by a team of editorial consultants who assist the author with grammar, mechanics, flow and fluency, authenticity and continuity of the story.

Audrey Austin

Briana Dobruk

Christina Bass

Christopher Wilcox

Rev. Debra Latture

Daniel LeBoeuf

Gina Sanders

Heather Bullock

Jan Bridgeford-Smith

Joy V. Smith

LeeAnn Rhoden

Lori Dobson

Melissa Guzman

Nicole LeBoeuf

Beryl B. Rankin (Scotti)

Sharon Todt

Veronika Guttenberger

Jeanne Raulerson

Who We Are

We don't want to seeDARK, DOOM & GLOOM, GUTS & GORE. There is a definite niche for those - but not here.

Most publishers will not even contemplate works of more than 125,000 words or less than 60,000 for Fiction. But we do.

​​Evelyn Rainey - Editor in Chief

Evelyn is an American Educator, Publisher, and Author. Over the last seven years, she has had nine books published by traditional  small presses. For ten years, she facilitated Writers for All Seasons and now facilitates Writers at Unity.  She loves to write  and she loves to share  her knowledge of how to write - and more importantly - how to become successfully published - with people from all walks of life.  She used bibliotherapy when she was the Itinerant Teacher of Gifted for Polk County's alternative facilities (jails, teen parent centers, expulsion programs). She taught workshops on how to write one's way out of the darkness of abuse and unemployment through Women's Resource Centers.  She began Denouement Literary Agency, LLC in 2014 but spent the remainder of that year recuperating from two cancer surgeries. She loves the publishers who contracted her first books, but she always felt that the marketing was sorely missing, so her solution was - start traditional publishing houses as imprints of Denouement where  - not only do they publish quality books by incredible authors, they also help establish sound authors' platforms and marketing strategies to help make the authors "follow their bliss." 


Susan Krupp 
In-House Design Artist

Susan designs book covers and marketing items for authors and entrepreneurs.  She was hired by a publishing house to design the cover of  Evelyn's fourth book The Island Remains. Evelyn was impressed with Susan's artwork, but she was awed by Susan's personal attention to details. When the time was right, Evelyn enlisted Susan as the In-House Artist for both houses.  Susan is also available free-lance to design book covers and other marketing items. 


What We Believe

What We Offer

Briana Krysiak 

Freelance Public Relations Coordinator

Portals Publishing, LLC  is a traditional small press house.

We offer a full 5-year contract for trade books, e-books and audios which can be extended based on the popularity of the published work.

We welcome authors from all levels of the writing field: those who have never been traditionally published as well as seasoned veterans.

We work with agents. We work with those without agents.

We offer 10% royalty for the net sales of trade paperback books and 25% for e-books. We also offer audiobooks with 12% royalties on net sales. Our products are internationally distributed through Amazon.

In lieu of a monetary advance, we offer 10 books at time of publication.

We offer author platform and marketing assistance.


The best books are portals to a new world.

Portals Publishing, LLC

Briana Krysiak is one of the editorial team for Denouement Literary Agency, LLC as well as an up-coming author through our newest imprint Gingersnap Press. She has taken on the exciting role of being our Public Relations Coordinator. She will help our authors sell their books by setting up a minimum of six promotional events during a six-month period, examples to include but not limited to book signing, lectures, literary events, live-media (radio, television, etc.) interviews, conventions, conferences, guest-author appearances and guest-author speeches.

She contracts with authors from all of Denouement's imprints, but she is also open to freelancing for other published authors - whether you were traditionally or self-published. Please contact her for more information.