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The Wolfpack Publishing Team

Wolfpack Publishing originally started as a digital back list publisher, specializing in western fiction. Thanks to our dedicated staff, Wolfpack Publishing has matured into a hybrid publisher, utilizing print on demand for our paperback books and introducing as many new releases as back list titles and in multiple genres.

Our management team is top shelf and works closely with our diverse resource of editing, copy editing, and art consultants. In addition to the production side, Wolfpack prides itself in our marketing, utilizing vendors from as far away as India and the Philippines. We stay on the cutting edge of marketing trends and utilize an impressive suite of software and internet solutions to aid us in both marketing and operations.

Mike Bray - CEO

Mike Bray boasts three decades of experience in internet marketing, with a specialization in search engine optimization. As the CEO of Wolfpack Publishing, a company he co-founded in 2013 with western writer L.J. Martin, Bray has demonstrated impressive leadership in the publishing sector. Under his guidance, the company swiftly amassed a significant portfolio of western authors and their previous works. By December 2016, Wolfpack achieved a remarkable milestone of selling 2 million books. The company's growth trajectory was further validated when, in 2017, Mr. Martin opted for retirement and sold his stake to Bray.

Today, Wolfpack stands as one of America's fastest-growing publishers. It has earned the honor of being listed twice on Inc. Magazine's compilation of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. Additionally, the company has been featured twice in Publishers Weekly's roundup of the top 10 fastest-growing publishers in America, even clinching the #1 spot in 2021 as the fastest-growing publisher in America.

Jake Bray - President

A former educator and artist with a passion for great storytelling, before joining Wolfpack, Jake spent the last couple of decades in higher education and working in live entertainment as a lighting designer and production manager. Since joining Wolfpack, Jake continues to oversee business development and distribution for all of its entities with a focus on developing their in-house properties and connecting Wolfpack Publishing with various production partners in audio and film/tv development.

Patience Bramlett - Managing Production Editor

As Managing Production Editor for Wolfpack Publishing, Patience Bramlett is a book lover through and through.

With a sharp eye for detail and a deep appreciation for great storytelling, she oversees the production of action-packed thrillers, rough 'n' tough Westerns, heartfelt Christian tales, and young adult adventures. She’s the fairy godmother for all things publishing, and she prides herself on meeting every due date that hits her desk.

When she isn’t diving into our world’s stories, you can find her snuggled up at home with the two loves of her life, her beloved husband and adorable daughter. And if you happen to spot her racing around town, don't worry—she's just frantically in pursuit of the next great cup of coffee!

Paul Bishop - Acquisitions Editor

A thirty-five year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, Paul Bishop’s career included a three year tour with his department's Anti-Terrorist Division and over twenty-five years’ experience in the investigation of sex crimes. His Special Assault Units regularly produced the highest number of detective initiated arrests and highest crime clearance rates in the city. Twice honored as LAPD’s Detective of the Year, Paul also received the Quality and Productivity Commission Award from the City of Los Angeles.

As a nationally recognized behaviorist and deception detection expert, Paul starred as the lead interrogator and driving force behind the ABC TV reality show Take the Money and Run from producer Jerry Bruckheimer. He currently conducts law enforcement training seminars across the country, and lectures regularly at University of California Channel Islands. As a deception detection consultant for criminal and civil attorneys, Paul’s unique skills have made him a highly sought after resource for private companies faced with potentially damaging in-house data breaches, industrial espionage, and corporate sabotage.

Paul is the author of fifteen novels and has written numerous scripts for episodic television and feature films. A regular speaker at writing conferences, Paul has mentored a monthly writing group for the past six years. His latest novel, Lie Catchers, is the first in a new series featuring top LAPD interrogators Ray Pagan and Calamity Jane Randall. With author friend Scott Harris, he has also recently released 52 Weeks • 52 Western Novels—A guide to six-gun favorites and new discoveries. The popularity of this venture will shortly be followed by 52 Weeks • 52 Western Movies and 52 Weeks • 52 Western TV Shows and more.