*Everyone on the AB staff have regular jobs, in addition to their work with Adventure Books of Seattle.*
Robert M. Blevins is one of two managing editors for AB, sharing those duties with Geoff Nelder of England. They are the original founders of the company, along with staff member Gayla Prociv.
Robert spent his early years in San Francisco and later moved to the Seattle area. His many stops along the way include places like Midway Island, Kwajalein Atoll, the Philippines, Guam, Mexico, and Hawaii.
When he is not writing, editing, or wading through submissions, Robert spends his spare time camping, fishing, and hiking the Great Northwest. He is the author of several science fiction novels. He is also releasing his autobiography, due out in 2022.
Geoff Nelder is from Chester, England and was the managing editor for AB's Escape Velocity sci-fi magazine. Although the magazine is no longer being published, you can find the best of it in our book
Mr. Nelder is a Post-Graduate Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society and the author of a reference book on the weather.
Although he is modest about it, Mr. Nelder is also a former computing teacher and the holder of several degrees. He also taught English for many years in the British public school system.
This officially makes Mr Nelder the smartest person on the staff.
Ezell works for a Missouri school district teaching elementary grade levels. She is a graduate of the Tacoma Community College (with honors) and holds a Bachelor's degree in education from the Missouri State University.
Greg the Techie Guy - Because he values his privacy, we refer to our IT advisor only by his first name, although he does allow us to use his full name in the copyright pages of AB books.
So...if you MUST know, just buy the right book.
Greg worked in program development and testing at the Microsoft main campus for many years, and is one heck of a nice guy. Today he works with and advises companies on working out the bugs in their interfaces and online systems. He can type code in several different languages at approximately 70 words a minute, which puts him right up there with Mr Nelder in the Brainiac department.
Gayla Prociv is the Chief Financial Officer of Adventure Books, was formerly the head of the company.
She sets financial policy for the company, assists in customer relations, and occasionally processes book sales for wholesale customers who wish to purchase from Adventure Books directly. Picture to the left shows Robert and Gayla working out the details when they first formed AB of Seattle back in 2003.
Adventure Books of Seattle first went live on the internet in August, 2006.