Editor-in-Chief: Jaynie Royal
Jaynie Royal is the editor-in-chief at Regal House Publishing. While Jaynie’s academic background is in history and archaeology, she has long nursed a passion for literature. After spending many years navigating the publishing industry, Jaynie decided to start a new enterprise that invested deeply, meaningfully and significantly in its authors: Regal House Publishing. Since, Regal has grown to encompass two imprints: Pact Press, Fitzroy Books, and the nonprofit arm, The Regal House Initiative. Jaynie has worked as a senior marketing strategist, and has advanced certifications in digital marketing and marketing management from the American Marketing Association. She is extremely proud of the talented editing team that has been assembled at Regal and thrilled to provide all of our authors with a high level of editorial excellence.
Managing Editor: Pam Van Dyk
Pam Van Dyk is the managing editor of Regal House Publishing, and she serves on the Advocacy Committee of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA). She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte and a PhD in Education Research and Policy Analysis from North Carolina State University. She is the recipient of the 2019 Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Award. A selection of her work has appeared online and in print in the Maine Review, Outrider Press, Flying South, Peregrine, Crack the Spine, Women on Writing, and other literary publications. She resides in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband and rescue pup.
Editor: Emma Larking
Emma Larking is a Pact Press editor. She is author of Refugees and the Myth of Human Rights: Life Outside the Pale of the Law (Ashgate/Routledge, 2014), and co-editor with Hilary Charlesworth of Human Rights and the Universal Periodic Review (Cambridge University Press, 2014), and the editor of We Refugees (Pact Press, 2019). Her disciplinary backgrounds are in literature, law, political theory, and applied philosophy. She has published widely on the concept and status of human rights, and on refugees and people movements.
After working as a lecturer in the University of Melbourne’s Schools of Historical and Philosophical Studies and of Social and Political Sciences, Emma was an Australian Research Council Laureate Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), Australian National University. There she collaborated on a project led by Hilary Charlesworth called ‘Strengthening the International Human Rights System: Rights, Regulation and Ritualism’, and co-edited the blog, Regarding Rights.
Currently a Visiting Fellow at RegNet, Emma’s research considers the capacity of human rights to redress material inequality. She is interested as well in political mobilizations for social justice, with a focus on anti-poverty campaigns, the global food sovereignty movement, and advocacy for a UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants. She also continues to work on issues related to refugees and irregular migration.
Editor: Elizabeth Lowenstein
Elizabeth is an editor at Regal House Publishing.
Originally from Washington, D.C., she lives near San Jose, California, where she spent 31 years doing research and drafting opinions for the state Court of Appeal. Elizabeth has a B.A. from the University of California Santa Cruz, a Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University, and a J.D. from U.C. Hastings College of the Law. While not proofreading and copyediting for friends and acquaintances, she may be found back in school, this time to learn something useful, like Spanish.
Cover Designer: C.B. Royal
C.B. Royal is the chief cover designer at Regal House Publishing. She currently attends North Carolina State University, with a concentration in fashion design. Her cover design work has won recognition, for multiple titles, in Eric Hoffer’s de Vinci Eye Book Award.