Your Partnership Team

EABooks Publishing has a talented and dedicated team behind your project. Your team is looking forward to assisting you with your manuscript conversion and audio book production.

Meet Your Team Below!

Cheri Cowell - Owner and Author Specialist


Cheri received her MA in Theological Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary.  As owner of EABooks Publishing,  her personal experience as an award winning author and speaker has given her the unique perspective to understand the many complicated challenges that authors encounter in the publishing world. She is a native Floridian, born in Ft. Pierce and resides in Central Florida with her husband, Randy. In her “spare time” Cheri enjoys scrapbooking and card making, loves owls and once portrayed Woodsey the Owl in a 3rd grade drama. 

Jeanette Gardner Littleton—Managing Editor
Jeanette Gardner Littleton has been in the Christian publishing industry for several decades. She has served on the editorial teams for several national publications and has served as an acquisitions editor for Beacon Hill Press. Besides writing several thousand articles for publication, she edits books for Guideposts, Bethany House, Thomas Nelson, Adams Media, and other publishers. She is also the director of Heart of America Christian Writers Network and serves as managing editor of EA Books. 
James (Jim) Watkins—Acquisitions Editor
Jim has worked in publishing since a sophomore in college when he edited a national teen magazine. He loves making authors look great in print. Jim has served as an editor with Wesleyan Publishing House, the American Bible Society, and has edited everyone from a New York Times' best-seller to first-time authors. He taught writing for 15 years at Taylor University and has spoken at writers' conferences across the United States and overseas. He is an award-winning author of 20 books and over 2,500 articles. Jim loves all things publishing and loves helping authors move forward with their dreams.

Robert Ousnamer - Cover Designer, Conversion Specialist, Marketing Coach


Bob is the dedicated husband of Carol and a proud father and adoring grandpa of six (soon to be seven). He is also a professional photographer. Bob studied music and technical theater at Indiana University. His business management background and work in creative design qualify him to bring you the best experience in publishing your book. And don’t be surprised to find Bob dressed all in red in December, resembling that jolly-old-elf from the North Pole. (Santa’s watching – look busy!)


Lily Crowell - Director of Company Operations


Lily Crowell has lived in Central Florida since 1971 and graduated from the University Of Central Florida with a BA in Sociology.  As one of her first jobs she worked as the Branch Manager for Kelly Temporary Services.  She is happily married for over 30 years to Stewart. Early on in her career, her husband had an opportunity to open his own business.  It was a leap of faith, and since 1988 she has run the business operations for their residential and commercial painting business in Central Florida.  She is active with the Oviedo-Winter Springs Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club of Winter Springs. They have two wonderful grown sons. Lily is looking forward to helping realize the vision of EABooks Publishing.

Jayme Hull - Director of Author Relations


Jayme is a graduate of New York University with a teaching degree in Speech Communications and Musical Theater. She is an entrepreneur, Award-Winning Author and Podcast Host, Certified Coach, and Mentor. In addition to teaching and speaking, she has spent a lifetime encouraging people to invest in others and make a positive difference in today’s culture for Christ. Jayme and her husband John, call Franklin TN their home and have three grown married children and 5 happy grandchildren. She loves to share her God stories and hear others share theirs. In her free time, Jayme likes to sing Broadway tunes, cook, and entertain friends and family.

Linda Goldfarb - Director AudioBook Division, Voice Professional, Acquisitions Editor
A voice for all seasons! As a professional actress for 25+ years, international speaker, podcaster, audiobook narrator, and a veteran talk-radio host, Linda’s voice is heard in a variety of venues around the world. Her love of reading and theatrical flare for storytelling is the perfect catalyst when matching narrators with manuscripts. Linda’s also an award-winning multi book author, personality expert, and board certified Christian life coach. When she’s not working, Linda is amply satisfied spending time with her hubby, Sam, as they travel, play golf, hike Regional and National Parks, visit their four adult children and magnitude of grandchildren, or simply sit together enjoying a football game or Hallmark movie special.

John Copeland - Audio Specialist, Voice Professional


John Copeland is the go-to guy for EA audiobooks!  He’s the engineer, as well as a voiceover talent.  John’s velvety voice can melt a rock on a cold day. He’s also sought after for his knowledge in media technology and everything “techy”.  He is the co-founder of IC Media and has over 30 years of experience in radio, television, and corporate event production.  He has produced award-winning radio commercials, TV shows, and live events of all sizes.  His engaging style has resulted in many satisfied clients including Outback, Orlando Magic, Chicago Bulls, Pizza Hut, Sears, Westinghouse, and the US Postal Service.  You can trust your audiobook to his professional care and expertise

Laurie Copeland - Voice Professional, Marketing Coach


Laurie is an author, actress, audiobook voiceover talent and marketing coach. She minored in Theatre and majored in Speech Communications at Geneva College.  As an adult, her love for theatre and the voice arts never abated, which led to teaching drama to 1st through 12th graders.  She applies her 30 years of acting experience to her audio book readings with EA audio books.  As Marketing Coach, she applies her marketing and social media skills she’s gathered as co-owner of JamJar Studio and as an author.  She is the co-author of The Groovy Chicks book series and many magazine articles.  So she knows how it feels to “birth a book-baby” and handles each project with gentle loving care, whether it’s narrating your audio book or as your Marketing Coach.

Rhonda Robinson - Marketing Coach


Rhonda Robinson is an author, speaker, and marketing coach. Rhonda began her writing career as a mommy blogger, back in the day, when they were called newspaper columnists. As the managing editor of a large content marketing company, Rhonda taught and led teams of writers to create high traffic, viral internet content, and engagement rich social media management. The highlight of her career was having her work read on-air by Rush Limbaugh and referenced in white papers of political think tanks. Hundreds of her articles and columns have been published in magazines, newspapers, and influential conservative sites. Rhonda's greatest accomplishment was gaining 574 pounds and losing 500 to win the grand prize of nine children and as an unexpected bonus, 32 grandchildren. As a recovering political junkie, she restores her barefoot soul in the peaceful hills of Tennessee with her high school sweetheart.

Dawn Staymates - Lead Formatting Specialist


Dawn’s experience as an office manager and conscientious attention to detail equips her to be the very best formatter for EABooks. She loves the challenge of taking a manuscript and transforming it into book form. Born in Chicago, Dawn studied at Bellevue University in Nebraska and loves traveling with her husband, David and reading. They have a daughter, son, and five grandchildren. A self-described child of God, Dawn also has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do!  

Tanya Shanley - Administrative Assistant


Tanya received her Bachelors degree in Child Psychology from Bloomsburg University in PA. During the past seven years, Tanya was able to care for her two young children at home. During this time, she led the Event Ministry with MOPS (Mother's of Preschoolers), volunteered at her children's schools, and helped with Church functions. She also helps her husband run a Video Production Company in Orlando. Her hobbies include digital scrapbooking, walking, Bible studies, and spending time with her family.

Krystine Kercher – Formatting Specialist/Cover Designer


A former MK from Indonesia. Krystine grew up in what is now West Papua on a medical mission station. After Sentani International School (West Papua, Indonesia) and Faith Academy (Manila, Philippines), she graduated from Columbia International University (Columbia, SC) with a B.S. in Bible, missions, and anthropology--which she put to good use teaching Sunday school, children's church, VBS, and homeschooling her kids. She has two adult children: Robert is now out on his own and Maria is in her sophomore year of college.  Krystine is also a photographer, surface artist and designer, author, and online entrepreneur. For fun, she enjoys reading, coloring, watercolors, acrylic painting, crafts, gardening, and sewing, or chase her two kitties around the apartment until they're silly and she's out of breath.  Krystine resides in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Dara Lehner - Project Co-Ordinator, Formatting Specialist


Dara Lehner is an English, Reading and Writing teacher to both Middle School and High School students. She graduated with a triple major from Urbana University in Ohio. She is both a published writer and photographer in a variety of magazines, newspapers, anthologies, and books. Dara loves technology and relishes helping and teaching others via online formats. She has a background as an editor, formatter, motivational speaker and facilitator at Christian writing conferences. Dara loves her southern roots in Appalachia, yet married her Midwestern husband, Joe, 38 years ago. They have two children and six grandchildren living in Ohio, which constitutes road trips from their current NC home. Besides her passion for literature and history, her hobbies include researching genealogy, gardening and needlecraft. 


Sherry Chamblee - Formatting Specialist


Sherry lives out in the desert of northwestern Arizona with her husband, Rich, four of their six kids (the oldest are grown and living on their own), three dogs, three cats, and one leopard gecko. She has been writing and independently publishing for ten years now, while also acting as caregiver for an elderly family member and homeschooling her children. She is active in a Christian women writers club online, helping authors collaborate and promote their work through online events. She has also worked as a freelance editor for the last six years and continues working as a caregiver for the elderly through her local Visiting Angels. In her free time, Sherry enjoys reading, writing, and painting as well as playing with the kids in the beautiful Colorado River. 

Deborah B. Smith – Illustrator


Central Florida award winning artist, Deborah Smith, has devoted her life to being an artist. "I love to create works that have mood, rich color and the dramatic illusion of light in them." She studied painting under Alex Anderson in Tallahassee, FL and has had a notable thirteen-year career culminating as the Arts and Entertainment Director with Walt Disney World and was the first artist given personal recognition for her works there. We are honored to have Deborah as a part of our creative staff.

Dave O'Connell – Illustrator


Dave studied at Center for Creative studies four years in Detroit Michigan. He has worked for Skidmore Studio for over 30 years as an Illustrator and artist. creating art for many clients like Chevy, Mazda, Ford, Michelin, US Postal, Carfax, Serta and storyboards for Super Bowl commercials. Dave enjoys taking the client script to life and seeing them on tv. He has taught art classes at CCS  Detroit and McComb college and loves painting and using his art to speak at camps, men’s groups and church youth events. Dave has illustrated three children’s books; Always Late Nate, The Christmas Nest, and Dust, The Story of the Original Tooth Fairy. He has also illustrated and published a spiritual coloring book entitled I Call Him.

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