About Encircle Publications
Encircle Publications is a New England–based independent publisher offering a growing catalog of trade fiction titles in popular genres—Mysteries, Thrillers, Crime Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Western Fiction, and more—as well as poetry collections. We seek to craft an engaging and diverse catalog from established as well as up-and-coming authors in a variety of formats that readers will want to return to again and again.
We affirm our commitment to maintaining a culture where the thoughts, personal goals, and ideas of all employees are heard and respected. We also affirm a commitment to our authors as partners in our success. We believe in building a company that always engages our sense of excitement for great stories and great writing. We seek to preserve our love of challenge and progress so that we’re always delivering quality books by authors that people love to read.
Eddie Vincent, publisher of Encircle Publications LLC, has been in the publishing business for over thirty years. Eddie serves on the board of Independent Publishers of New England (IPNE).
Cynthia Brackett-Vincent, founder/editor of the Aurorean poetry journal (1995–2020), holds a BFA in Creative Writing with a minor in Psychology from the University of Maine at Farmington and an AA in Social Sciences from Quincy College (MA). As well, she studied English and Creative Writing at Bridgewater State University in MA and at Southern New Hampshire University. Cynthia serves as the Lead Editor and as an Acquisitions Editor for Encircle Publications.
A Pushcart Prize nominated and award-winning poet, Cynthia has had over 100 poems and works of creative nonfiction published in such journals as Avocet, frogpond, Yankee, and Ibbetson Street; in her chapbooks, Questions About Home, and the 95 Poems; and in the online journals, The Orange Room Review, The Penman Review, Pirene’s Fountain, and others. Her co-edited anthology, Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching (McFarland, 2012) was named “One of 100 Best Books for Writers” by Poets & Writers magazine. She has served as a final judge in Writer’s Digest’s annual writing competition.
Deirdre Wait, Creative Director, has been a graphic designer for more than 25 years. She got her start as a newspaper advertising designer, eventually becoming a senior designer responsible for some of company’s top clients, as well as promotional and marketing materials. To expand her design and layout skills, she also worked in the editorial department as a paginator. That job led to a position with a small independent Large Print publisher in 2002 as a book paginator. When that company was purchased by a larger publisher, they hired Deirdre as a freelance book cover designer, and her main focus has been designing for and promoting books ever since.
She and her husband Chris, under the business name High Pines Creative, have designed covers for multiple publishers including Encircle Publications, and for many independent as well as New York Times bestselling authors. In 2019, they became the Creative Department for Encircle, and are now partners in the business. When Deirdre isn’t busy with books, she and Chris enjoy time on their tiny Colorado ranch with their menagerie of animals.
Christopher Wait, Art Director, has been a graphic artist and book cover designer for more than 25 years. He was a senior designer at The Boston Beer Company and Design Director at Citizens Bank before he and his wife Deirdre started their own design firm—High Pines Creative.
In addition to being a partner, and designing book covers for Encircle, Chris is also a proofreader and reviews new author submissions.
Chris and Deirdre live in the mountains of Colorado surrounded by the beauty of nature and their own herd of horses, donkeys, goats, and cats. Outside work, he can be found enjoying the great outdoors mountain biking, skiing, hiking, and mini-biking.