A Little About Us

Empowering Authors, Publishing Dreams

At Arbuckle Publishing House, we publish a large number of books each year in a wide variety of genres. We pride ourselves on the number of first-time authors we publish and are especially thrilled that so many of our discoveries have become household names.

With our size and experience, we have the tools necessary for writers to thrive in today’s competitive publishing world. These stellar credentials are why so many writers choose to produce their books with us. Get in touch to learn more about our mission and vision for the future.

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Elle Albano

Co-Owner, Editor & CFO

Elle's education consists of a Bachelor's Degree in Writing with a minor in Communications from the University of SUNY New Paltz. She loves the editing process almost as much as her own writing process. Elle is the co-founder and co-owner of Arbuckle Publishing House. She loves her job and treats every project with delicate, yet powerful hands. Her red pen is her sword and an extension of her soul.
"There's no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you."
- Maya Angelou


Kayla Scutti

Co-Owner & CEO

As co-founder and co-owner, Kayla wears many hats at Arbuckle Publishing House. She is in charge of all the formatting for both physical copies and ebooks, the marketing for all writing projects, as well as the preparations for audiobooks. Kayla's BA in Creative Writing for Entertainment from Full Sail University helps in every area she is involved in. Other than God, her two kids, and her husband, this company is the most important thing to Kayla and she doesn't take that lightly. Every project placed in the hands of APH is treated as if it's our own.
"We are writing these things so that our joy may be complete." 
- 1 John 1:4

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Meet Our Team

Working hard to make dreams come true


Shamon Lawrence


Shamon has been with APH since the beginning of its birth. He serves as the head of our editing department. Shamon is also an undergraduate student at New York University where he studies English Education. The best way to impress Shamon is with a delicious loaf of banana bread.

Nicole J. Salamone


With amazing talent and hard work, Nicole brings our stories to life visually. As our skillful cover designer, character artist, and children's book illustrator, Nicole captures the image in our author's heads and brings it to our readers. When she isn't creating, Nicole is spending time with her lovely family and enjoying anything Marvel or DC related.

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M. Wertman

Social Media Manager

M. Wertman, our excellent Social Media Manager, works hard to get all eyes on our authors and their books. She finds new and creative ways to place our books in the world around us while growing our social platforms.


Answered by Kayla Scutti

What do you love most about publishing?

  • I love educating new authors! I remember my first book when I was 18. I felt so overwhelmed with the entire writing and publishing journey in the beginning and wished that I had a mentor. As a published author, both through Arbuckle Publishing House and my previous publishers, I learned the good, bad, and ugly sides of the industry. Now I want to do my best to help educate new authors so that they will have a better experience with the whole process than I did.

    Also, I love seeing my authors’ book projects come to life! It’s something that is so rewarding, even though it’s not my writing.

What is your favorite book genre?

  • Christian fiction, for sure! 

If aspiring authors, professionals, or speakers want to write a book, where do they start?

  • Seeing your book come to life can sometimes be a challenge. We have doubts within ourselves that will stop us from living our dreams. The three most common concerns I’ve heard over the years are:

  • Content that you can work with…

    Here is a quick word of advice:

    If you’re a speaker, then use your speeches.

    If you’re a blogger, then use your blogs.

    If you’re a pastor, then use your sermon notes.

    If you have a YouTube channel, then use your video content.

    If you’ve lived life, then use your experiences.

    This may seem too simple, but the truth is that it IS this simple.

  • Time is ticking…

    Everyone has the same amount of hours in the day. The problem isn’t that you don’t have time, but how you use the time that you do have. If writing a book and having it on the shelves of bookstores is something you REALLY want, you will find the hidden moments you can work. Getting up early. Staying up late. Not binge-watching that show that’s been on your list for two years. Having downtime is essential, but wasting time is crippling. 

  • You gotta spend money to make money…

    Writing and publishing a book will take some type of financial investment. People will say, “You should never spend money on publishing your book.” That would be true if traditional publishers were as accessible as they used to be. Times have changed, and publishing is no exception. Whether you’re self-publishing or publishing traditionally, there are some costs that need to be paid. Editing is the number one cost in publishing because you want your story to be in tip-top shape. The list only grows from there. It’s up to you to decide how much your dream is worth and how much you’re willing to invest. 

Why should an aspiring author work with a Hybrid Publisher?

  • I’ve worked in publishing for over eleven years now. I have self-published, used vanity companies, and been traditionally published. Over the years, all three of these avenues have changed dramatically. The best part of a hybrid publisher is that you get all of the benefits from traditional publishing mixed with the personal touch of self-publishing. While you may not have 100% control like self-publishing, you do have 100% of the support like traditional publishing! It’s a very good mix, especially if this is your first time publishing and you aren’t sure where to go or what to do. 

What advice would you give to first-time authors?

  • Take your time! While it’s exciting and the idea of holding your book in your hand is alluring, don’t rush the process. Spend the time on your book that you need to complete the story. Allow the time for editing, this is very important. Enjoy the journey from start to finish.

    Also, don't assume anything. If you're working with a publisher, ask questions until you get a full understanding.  

Answered by L. Albano

What do you love most about publishing?

  • Since I was a little kid, I’ve always wanted to be a writer. Most of my friends growing up wanted to be an actor, singer, dancer, or various other careers. Me? All I could think about was writing. As much as I love it though, I find a tremendous amount of joy in helping other people’s writing dreams come true. I find a great deal of passion making these books become a reality for them. There’s nothing better than the joy of seeing your words come alive on a page for everyone to enjoy. I know because I’ve been there. 

What is your favorite book genre?

  • Mystery and Suspense. There is no question about it. They say that you write what you know but I also feel it’s true that you write what you love. The feeling I get when I’m turning the pages in a novel, filled with anticipation for what the next chapter holds, is the most exhilarating experience that I have ever felt. Watching a story come to life is truly one of the greatest feelings on Earth and when it’s a thriller, I can barely get myself to put it down. That’s not to say that I don’t enjoy other genres but if I had to choose, suspense wins every time. 

If aspiring authors, professionals, or speakers want to write a book, where do they start? 

  • It all starts with an idea. Whether it’s a fiction or non-fiction book you are working on, it helps to start with a foundation. I compare writing to plants and although I very much do NOT have a green thumb, it is still the perfect analogy. The idea is the seed. You plant that seed in dirt and water, so it’ll grow; kind of like how you take a book idea and douse it with ideas and concepts until it flourishes. My advice would be, don’t stress about making it perfect. Just get it all out there and once it’s on paper, then you can form it how you see fit. If you’re still not sure if it’s everything you hoped it would be, find yourself an editor and a Beta-reader to maximize its potential, and before you know it, you’re a Bonafide author.  

Why should an aspiring author work with a Hybrid Publisher?

  • Nowadays, people have so many potential ways to publish their work compared to years ago. It’s hard to figure out what’s the right path for you though. In the past, self-publishing didn’t exist but now you can do it yourself without trying to find a company to pick you up. Traditional publishing is always people’s most coveted choice but they’re so selective, you can barely get them to talk to you and with them, you feel like just a number. That’s where we come in. We are a traditional publishing company with the feel of self-publishing. We’ll treat you like you are a part of the family and help to market your brand without it costing you an arm and a leg to get yourself started. We take care of everything for you and keep you looped in every step of the way. Here at APH, we are all about making your dreams come true as we did with our own. You don’t have to do this alone and you don’t have to feel like just a number. That’s what being with a Hybrid Publisher is all about. 

What advice would you give a first-time author?

  • Never give up on your dreams. If you would have told me 20 or 10 or even 5 years ago that I would be a published author, I would have told you that you were crazy. It was me who was crazy though. I’m crazy for taking so long to realize that if you want something bad enough, you can go out and get it. We all have it in us, even if we don’t think we do. 

  • Learn to take constructive criticism. Getting a bad review isn’t necessarily bad. It’s how we learn to make things better. No one is perfect but by listening without judgment, we can learn to understand how we can improve. There’s nothing wrong with trying to be the best you can be and believe me when I say, that’s good enough. 

  •  Be true to yourself. Don’t compromise yourself for anyone else. You are who you are and that should be good enough. Write from your heart and you can never go wrong.