Self-proclaimed woman in progress, Janna Marlies Maron writes, edits, publishes and compulsively starts new projects. As a writer she hopes to inspire others to action by telling her personal story, and as a publisher she hopes to provide others the opportunity to do the same. She holds an MA in Creative Writing and teaches composition at Sacramento City College and William Jessup University. When she’s not curating stories for Under the Gum Tree, you can find Janna tooling around town with her husband Jeremy on their red Vespa or holding down the fort at ThinkHouse Collective in Downtown Sacramento.
Robin Martin, Senior Editor
Robin Martin is a freelance writer and editor, whose work has appeared in Narrative Magazine, Rain Taxi, Word Riot, American River Review, and others. She is an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine, and an editor for the literary micro-mag Under the Gum Tree. Robin owns Two Songbirds Press, and offers publishing consultation and assistance to writers pursuing self-publishing. She performs evaluations and critiques of manuscripts and writing master class tutorials as well as editorial services, including substantive and line edits for papers, e-books, traditional fiction and nonfiction. She specializes in general fiction, biography, memoir, rock-n-roll, urban, short story, and health and nutrition books.
Aimee Steffen Taber, Designer
Aimee Steffen Taber is an artist and a freelance designer. She is constantly looking for new ways to explore her vision. Currently, this includes studying Relief and Intaglio Printmaking and Book Arts. She holds a BFA in Painting from Northern Illinois University. When she’s not finding artists to feature in Under the Gum Tree, she’s spending time reading in coffee shops throughout Sacramento and exploring the west coast with her husband Alex.