Author Media is a team of expert web designers, social media managers, and coders who are dedicated to making online platform building easier for writers. We believe that websites should be more than online brochures, yet simple enough for anyone to learn how to update.
Thomas Umstattd Jr., CEO
Thomas built his first website at the age of 13 and has been helping people use the web ever since. Thomas is an award-winning speaker on the subject of marketing and technology.
Hannah Hill, Director of Customer Happiness
As the lead account manager, Hannah spends most of her time talking directly to clients, ensuring that they’re satisfied (thus earning her the title “Director of Customer Happiness”). She has been working with WordPress and helping to develop content marketing strategies since 2009. Hannah joined the Author Media team after working with Thomas on the web team of a political candidate (who just so happened to be a Castle Media client).
Hannah works in the hills of South Carolina; you can usually find her guiding clients through the website strategy process, overseeing website development, or blogging about politics at InHenrysWake.com. You can follow her on Twitter @HannahHill_SC.
Katherine Suess, Developer & Head Support Ninja
Despite her last name, Katherine Suess is of no relation to Dr. Seuss (note the spelling difference), though she doesn’t mind responding to the perennial question when it gets asked. To make things even more confusing, she has decided to become an author herself!
Katherine joined the Author Media team in 2011. She currently heads up website support for our clients and is proud to be the only female member of the Development Team.
Shaney Lee, Executive Assistant & Office Manager
Shaney joined the team in 2012 after receiving her Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Baylor University. She does a little bit of everything, including technical support, office management, social media, running the blog, building sites, and generally making sure stuff gets done. If you’ve ever called the office, chances are you’ve talked to her.
Jim Camomile, Developer
When Jim came to Author Media, he brought with him his successful website design company and years of experience in the industry.
In 2004, Jim founded Blue Dove Website Design. When the company was acquired by Author Media in 2011, Jim joined the team as the Developer Lead. Jim is an expert in web design, search engine optimization, video production, web marketing, and podcast production/syndication.
Tim Zook, Developer
Tim is an enthusiastic programmer and web developer. He is the primary developer for the MyBookTable WordPress plugin. He is fluent in multiple programming languages and works around the clock to learn more. He’s an example of loving what you do and doing what you love.
When he’s not working, Tim studies at Blinn College. His dream is to be a game programmer; our dream is to keep him on board forever so he can continue to help us develop web pages that delight millions.