The BQB management team is made up of passionate folks who want to improve the publishing industry.
As a company of writers working with writers, every member of our management team is first a writer, which gives them insight and understanding into the passion that always accompanies good writing and great books.
Terri Leidich, President and Publisher – From a very young age, Terri Leidich was passionate about writing and books. In 2010 her passions and her career merged when she created Boutique of Quality Books Publishing Company, an independent publishing company that was created from a writer’s perspective and is managed in a manner that respects and honors writers. Since its inception, Terri has grown BQB from a small publishing entity to a company that currently has two imprints (BQB Publishing and WriteLife Publishing) and a catalog of close to 150 books. Terri’s goal and the mission behind Boutique of Quality Books Publishing is “Publishing with a Heart,” and that desire is the daily guiding focus for the company and the team behind it.
John Daly, Social Media/I.T. Manager – John earned a bachelors of science degree in business administration and computer information systems from the University of Northern Colorado in 1996. He has sixteen years of experience developing software and Internet-based, workflow collaboration solutions. In addition to writing weekly columns for the website of journalist Bernard Goldberg, and for the Greeley Tribune newspaper, John is a published author. His novel From a Dead Sleep is available in the BQB online store. As BQB’s Social Media Manager, John promotes the work of BQB authors, publication news, writing resources, events, and giveaways.
Allison Itterly, Acquisitions Editor – Allison earned a master of fine arts in creative writing from San Diego State University (SDSU) in 2007 and a bachelor of arts degree in English with a minor in creative writing from the University at Albany in 2002. Allison has taught creative writing in both fiction and poetry at SDSU. She has also taught writing composition at ITT Technical Institute, in which she earned the Teaching Performance Award. In addition to her teaching experience, Allison was an editorial assistant for literary journals Fiction International and Pacific Review. After working behind the scenes, she gained a full appreciation for the amount of work required to keep an established journal in publication. Allison has worked as an editor, proofreader, and acquisition reviewer for multiple publishing companies including Virtual Tales, Champagne Book Group, and Barking Rain Press. Her short stories “From the Atlantic to the Pacific,” “The Way She Rolls,” and “100 Reasons Why I Had To Hightail It Out Of Nowhere” have appeared in various journals. As BQB’s Acquisitions Editor, Allison reviews all manuscript submissions that come through BQB’s doors. With years of experience as an editor, educator, and writer, Allison is thrilled to discover quality talent from new and emerging writers.
Holly Collingwood, Official Blogger and Blog Manager for Boutique of Quality Books – Holly earned a bachelors of arts degree in English from Pacific Lutheran University with a minor in Publishing & Printing Arts. She also earned an MBA from Colorado State University and has more than 16 years of experience in the marketing, travel, and tourism industry. She is the owner/operator of Collingwood Writing Services which specializes in creative writing, editing & proofreading, marketing, and multimedia project management. Holly regularly updates our blog with original material and coordinates with BQB authors to help promote their work. She also manages our newsletter.