photo of Dorothy Amsden Dorothy Amsden, Artistic Director, has wielded pens and brushes over book pages and canvas for decades, to the delight of authors and the viewing public alike. It is her designs and layouts you enjoy in each of our books and promotion pieces.

Browsing Dorothy’s enticingly decorated studio in Browns Mills, NJ reflects on her eclectic artistic creations and talents – from homespun linens, sculpted glass, & quilts, to woodwork, pottery, and of course fine paintings. Dedicated to art after reading the life of Vincent Van Gogh at age 14, Dorothy found her favored niche in books, providing illustrations and graphic design volumes from such publishers as Arete, Shadowlawn Press, McMillan, and McGraw Hill.

photo of Carol Ezzo Carol Ezzo, Project Coordinator, is the lady who makes sure that everything – and everyone – keeps running smoothly around our BartsBooks’ house. She organizes us, our databases, and develops rapid, blended solutions for our many technical quandaries. Carol expresses her considerable creative side by authoring and designing our blogs and social media.

photo of Sreehari Gopal Sreehari Gopal, Project Manager, translates the quill-pen-style scribblings of the CEO & staff into interactive, exciting online connections which everyone enjoys and finds useful. Daily, Hari proves true his favorite techno-motto: “Anything is Possible!” (Easy for him to perform)

After acting as valued Technical consultant for several large firms, Hari Joined Bart Jackson in launching Biz4NJ, (New Jersey’s online business journal.) While his fingers constantly swarm the keys to create technological magic, Hari still finds time to run two retail stores which he is growing nicely, amongst other entrepreneurial ventures.

photo of Bart Jackson Bart Jackson, CEO, is the man you might spy in Tibet, Singapore, or Tierra del Fuego chatting with the globe’s most intriguing people and bringing their ideas to light. As CEO of Prometheus Publishing, LLC, he oversees the creation of BartsBooks Ultimate Business Guides, the BartsBooks Select Author series, and daily dreams up BartsBooks Business Quips.

A prolific author in his own write, Bart has written literally thousands of magazine articles and a dozen books ranging from “The Art of the CEO” and “Behind Every Successful Woman is Herself” to “Whitewater!” and “The Garden State Wineries Guide.” Those who believe that the greatest wisdom is enhanced by laughter, may enjoy his “101 Best Business Quips.” Bart preaches that the aim of writing is to help people a little better endure life, or a little better enjoy it.

Bart also hosts a weekly blogtalk radio show: “The Art of the CEO” featuring prestigious leaders in business and the arts in which he interviews New Jersey’s hottest newsmakers, sharing their latest ventures. When not paddling, hiking and biking across scores of countries abroad, Bart may be found at his home vineyard, tending the vines that make his “Chateau Bonne Chance” wine. 

photo of Lorraine Jackson Lorraine Jackson, Editor, not only edits her husband’s works – she edits him. A lifelong librarian, Lorraine brings into our mix not only her sense of detail but her marvelous sense of what the public wants to read.

A high-mountain-loving native of Boulder, Colorado, Lorraine accompanies Bart on all their countless treks abroad, paddling her end of the canoe, hefting her pack, and taking all the photos that come out. As the retired South Brunswick, NJ Library Director and Executive in the International Federation of Library Associations, Lorraine has championed many adult literacy institutions at home, founded a string of mobile libraries in Ghana, Africa, Guatemala and Nepal. She is always spreading the gospel of literacy and libraries.

photo of Christian Kirkpatrick Christian Kirkpatrick, Editor Extraordinaire, infuses BartsBooks manuscripts with those words that strike lightning, (correctly spelled, thank you), as well as employing her inspired instincts to help authors nudge themes in the right direction.

For the last three decades Christian has edited and enhanced manuscripts in the fields of business, information technology, healthcare, and social sciences. Not merely the wind beneath other authors’ wings, Christian writesfrequently for several national newspapers and magazines. She lives in Hightstown, NJ where she plays violin in the local orchestra, and is active in church and several community organizations, including, (not surprisingly) the English Speaking Union.