Meet the Editors
Owner & Editor
The biggest driving force behind the growth seen over the past three years at Branching Realities can easily be attributed to the hard work and dedication of Karen Otto. She began helping Toby with copy work at first, then started editing Bloodbond, Frostfire Worlds, and even going to conventions for him in order to represent the company. She’s always looking for new ways to advertise, generate revenue, and help the authors of the world get their dreams published with great results.
Karen is in charge. This could be a general statement, how-ever, she is mostly in charge of editing and reading for novels, putting our books together for publishing, shipping, and social media and advertising.
To say the least, she is a busy person.
When she’s not completely engaged with making sure that things are running smoothly for everyone, she’s cuddling one of her numerous cats or guinea pigs, playing video games, reading for fun, or writing her own amazing book series – “The Void”.
Karen can most easily be reached on the Discord channel.
Horror Master, Digital Editor, Director of Dreams
Bill is in charge of horror at Branching Realities, and he is not only very good at his job, he very much enjoys the dark things people send for him to read. Most of his duties center on reading for The Abyss and he’s great at finding just the right combination of nightmare, fantasy, and entertainment for the downloads and is always anxious to read more.
His other duties include helping with editing of various books, aiding Karen in her endeavors and experiments in making Branching Realities bigger and better, and is now in charge of converting our books and stories into the proper digital format for our store and sites.
In addition, on Fridays he takes a day to read snippets and shorts sent to him to help guide people to the right places in Branching Realities and tries to guide people to the right magazines and editors to get their work published properly.
When not busy with work at Branching Realities, Bill enjoys various video games, listening to music, and doing some of his own writing. He often helps Karen with her world and character building for her series “The Void”.
Bill can most easily be reached at email@example.com.
If you have questions about where to send something in Branching Realities, you can send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, if you need to ask him random questions or get his attention for something else, try email@example.com.
Frostfire Worlds Editor
Having roamed a circle around the South and Midwest, Jessica Sneeringer has set her feet down in Tulsa where she is a stay-at-home-mom, writer, and into any other bookish thing you can imagine. She’s an equal opportunity animal-lover who spent way too much time in school avoiding math.
R. Jean Bell
R. Jean Bell has been reading longer than she can remember. This led her to a BA in English Literature in the US before she moved to Denmark more than 20 years ago. After her health forced her to stop doing technical editing, she retreated into the world of books, often averaging a book a day. She is now an Editor for Branching Realities and also writes herself. Her fiction appears in Cast of Wonders and her poetry took a prize in the 2019 BSFS contest, as well as both appearing in a variety of Branching Realities publications. When she doesn’t have her nose in a book, she spends time with her husband, three dogs, seven horses, and sometimes aiming her camera at lichen and spiders.
She is one of the administrators of the INKubator Writing Community – inkubatorcommunity.com