Meet the Geckos

Jason has played many roles: office temp, stamp cutter, cheesecake maker, box builder, gym janitor, cashier, sacker, hotel front desk and night audit, retail sales, and information technology to name a few. The hardest job he’s ever had—and the most rewarding—has been as the owner of Grey Gecko Press.

In May 2011, Jason finally finished his first novel, The Dying of the Light: End, and was faced with a choice: to seek traditional publishing or to use the new medium of self-publishing to circumvent all the rigmarole and nastiness that came with the old way of doing things. That wasn’t a choice at all, and thus Grey Gecko Press was formed.

Jason’s primary responsibilities are to layout the titles for printing and ebook formats, arrange cover art, track sales data and all the other day-to-day operations of the company, as well as to insure that its guiding values of partnership with authors and innovation in the industry are maintained.

Jason Aydelotte
Jason AydelotteChief Gecko
Sarah Townsend
Sarah TownsendEditor-in-Chief

Sarah Townsend graduated summa cum laude from the Honors College at the University of Houston with a B.A. in Anthropology and Philosophy and went on to receive her M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She currently serves as Interim Editor-in-Chief for Grey Gecko Press, and she will attend the Denver Publishing Institute in July of 2017. In her spare time, she is an avid rock climber.

Michelle Vines comes to Grey Gecko with over five years’ experience as a technical leader in oil and gas, and plastics manufacturing.  She is a mother of two and known for being honest, compassionate, and a deep thinker.  With her strong eye for detail, and – peculiar – love of organizing, we are happy to have Michelle as our Production Manager.  In her role she is in charge of scheduling, the coordination of day to day activities, and trying to keep the rest of the Geckos on track!

Michelle Vines
Michelle VinesProduction Manager
Maddie Spera
Maddie SperaClient Services Rep

Maddie is a sophomore at Sam Houston State University, writer of words, lover of books, and intern for Grey Gecko Press. She helps out with keeping to-do lists up-to-date and getting the word out about our books. She is interested in journalism and creative writing, and hopes to one day working for Rolling Stone Magazine or a publishing house.