teamMeet the talented folks at Motion Publishing.

Unlike traditional publishers and subsidy presses, at Motion Publishing authors know exactly which people will help make their books become a reality.

Courtney Logan, President

Courtney is the new president of Motion Publishing. Mr. Logan is the City Manager for the City of East St. Louis, IL. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Missouri and the Supreme Court of Illinois. Before stepping away from the practice of law he focused his practice in litigation including premises liability, commercial litigation, personal injury, workers’ compensation, wrongful death, product liability, and professional negligence. Mr. Logan is a former Prosecutor who has first and second chaired multiple jury trials.

In August of 2017, he purchased the company from founder Phil Simon. Read the announcement here.

Luke Fletcher, Cover Designer

Luke Fletcher is a professional freelance graphic designer with more than a decade of related experience. He has designed the covers for dozens of books, including the Motion titles The New Small, MindshareThe Age of the Platform, and Reimagining Collaboration. While not designing covers, you may find him watching Breaking Bad or The Big Lebowski. Dude’s got great taste. 

Tess Woods, Public Relations

Unless your name is John Grisham or Steven King, books don’t promote themselves. Fortunately, Tess is nothing short of a PR wiz. With more than 15 years of experience in strategy, branding, thought leadership, and campaign development. Her list of prior clients includes John Maxwell, Zig Zigler, Franklin Covey, Deloitte Consulting, and Tim Russert. Click here for her website.

Johnna VanHoose Dinse, Indexer

Johnna VanHoose Dinse has been writing indexes for a little more than 20 years. She has created indexes for consumer trade books such as the For Dummies series and Complete Idiot’s Guides, as well as those for academic and healthcare presses. Her philosophy of indexing: “I create a roadmap for the reader to use to navigate the information presented in all the ways they might need to use it.”

Juanita Dix, Interior Designer

Juanita Dix is a veteran designer in the graphic and publishing field. She treats each project as a challenge and endeavors to make it the best she can.

Karen Davis, Editor, Proofreader

Karen Davis is an experienced and highly skilled editor. She has worked on more than 500 books over the course of her career. Her attention to detail and ability to distill a story are second to none.