Meet the Askew Editors

Melanson Editor In Chief
Mandy Melanson Editor-in-Chief

MANDY MELANSON is Editor-in-Chief of RhetAskew Publishing and its parent company Rhetoric Askew, LLC. She has a degree in English and Psychology as well as certifications in marketing and brand development.

Mandy leads the Rhetoric Askew Facebook group and its associated creative development workshops with her friends and business partners, Dusty Grein and Emma T. Gitani.

Her writing is featured in various anthologies and collaborations. Next up on her list of finished projects is A MOTHER’S INSTINCT, a crime fiction novel scheduled for publication in 2018.

When she’s not writing or working to help authors develop their craft, she spends time crime-fighting with her three favorite superheroes who just happen to call her “Mom.” She says her children are her greatest blessing.


Dusty Grein
Dusty Grein Managing Editor

DUSTY GREIN is the author of the award-winning novel THE SLEEPING GIANT, an accredited classical poet, a graphics designer, and a full-time grandpa. He is originally from Federal Way, Washington, and he currently resides in Oregon. He has five children and twelve grandchildren, and when he’s not busy writing and editing, he’s usually hard at work, keeping track of a white bulldog named Naked.


Emma T Gitani
Emma T. Gitani Creative Development Editor

EMMA T. GITANI is Creative Development Editor for RhetAskew Publishing and its parent company Rhetoric Askew, LLC. She leads creative development workshops for RA and its associated Facebook groups. You can find them here: Rhetoric Askew on Facebook

She is a Nonna (grandmother) living in South Florida. She began her literary career as a technical writer and editor. Systems testing fulfilled her desire to break things while fiction allows her to create.


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