Our Team


Mike Johnson

Eitor and author

Mike published his first novel with Hard Echo Press in 1986. Since then he has published twelve novels and three books of poetry. Mike founded Lasavia Publishing in 2015. He worked as a lecturer in the Masters of Creative Criting programs both Auckland and AUT University.

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Rowan Sylva

Assistant editor and author  

Rowan loves to read historical fiction, politics and science and has peculiar passion for revision. If you send us an email it will be probably Rowan who reads it.


JENN RACKHAM

(Or J. K. Rackham)

Author, Illustrator and designer

Jenn works with Lasavia as illustrator, book cover designer and jack of all trades regarding illustrations and web design.

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Daniela Gast

Internal designer, cover designer, artist and illustrator 

A Berliner with a background in fine art, Daniela loves live performance and walks on the beech.


“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
— Maya Angelou

Irena Tovic

Sometimes writers get so immersed into the story that they find it hard to ‘see’ it. That is where I come in. My job is to look at the plot, themes, characterization, pace, flow and language, and to work closely with the writer to help bring the manuscript to its best possible story.

ODETTE SINGLETON-WARDS

aka Eagle Eye Odey

proofreader and copyeditor

Odette lives in the South Island and is the mother of two spirited children. She has been helping businesses and people with their written works of art for over 12 years.