The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the

  Association of Publishers

for Special Sales





Co-Presidents: Zorina Alliata (zorinaalliata@yahoo.com) and Norwood Holland (norwoodholland@aim.com)

Zorina Alliata is a Romanian-American writer and owner of independent publishing house Better Karma Publishing. Since 2001, BKP focused on bringing foreign authors to the US market, as well as promoting American writers. The publishing house prefers creativity and genre-bending works, and focuses on first-time authors who need help taking their first steps towards a great writing career. Zorina lives just outside Washington D.C. with her husband, son, and too many pets. Outside of writing she loves the ocean, animals, and theories of everything.


Norwood Holland is a freelance writer, lawyer, and author of the Drew Smith series of mysteries and legal thrillers based on the capers of an urban trial attorney.  Holland favors his hometown DC’s local color in his fiction and blogs at editorialindependence.com devoted to promoting independent authors and legal issues.  His freelance credits include The Writer Magazine, the Examiner, and Black Literature Magazine. He serves as Treasurer and Board member of the MidAtlantic Book Publishers Association.



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