Our mission is to promote the sharing of life lessons through story telling by focusing our publishing efforts to produce a high quality product, as well as facilitating workshops to independent authors to help them develop marketable books with the currently available tools. Our program currently allows 2 books per year and inclusion in our monthly magazine “First Chapter Plus.” If you are interested in submitting book ideas and/or articles for our magazine email us a short pitch to admin@ihavesomethingtosaypress.com.

Our Team

Susan Violante
Managing Editor

Born and raised in Venezuela of Italian immigrants, Susan completed a BA in Political Science and Business Administration before moving to the US . Although she built a career as a Business Analyst/Accountant, she also kept herself active as a freelance writer in the US; publishing articles, poetry, children’s stories, and illustrations since 1996. She published her first book in 2009, and released her revised edition: Innocent War: Behind An Immigrant’s Past – Book 1 in 2011. Her picture book: Tuma: The Tribe’s Little Princess was published in early 2013 under her own label. Currently, Susan Violante is the Managing Editor/CEO/Partner of I Have Something to Say Press and Book By Book Publicity, Author, Reviewer, Publicist and Publisher.

Susan resides in Austin, TX with her husband Michel and her dogs, Canela, Karina, and Nutella. Susan is mother of two adult daughters, Arianna and Nicolette, and caregiver to her father. She enjoys cooking, reading, knitting, painting, writing, gardening, and any outdoor activity.

Sheri Hoyte
Managing Editor

Originally from Saratoga Springs, New York, Sheri moved to Texas when she was 15. Reading and writing have been a large part of her life since childhood, writing her first book as an elementary school project. She always had a book in her hand and a pile of books waiting to be read. Not much has changed. Before joining Reader Views, Sheri worked in the corporate world for over thirty years, honing her business and professional writing skills. Currently Sheri is Managing Editor/CEO/Partner of I Have Something to Say Press and Book By Book Publicity/Writer and Book Reviewer. She is currently blogging on Sheri Hoyte Books, and reviewing picture books for indie authors while working on her own picture book projects.

Sheri lives in Austin, Texas with her husband Don and her two cats, Felix and Benny. She is mother of one adult son, Richard, has an amazing daughter-in-law, Lindsay and a precious granddaughter, Nina. When she’s not reading, she enjoys spending time outdoors, walking, , playing golf, and working in the yard.