Zoë Charlery (They/them)

Mentoring Coordinator & Glasgow Operations Manager

Zoë works as the Project Coordinator for our Bridging Literary Divide and Writing Within Walls programme and as the Operations Manager in our Glasgow division. They have worked collaboratively and independently as a Producer, Production Manager, Researcher, Consultant and Director across contemporary visual, performance art and film in Scotland’s creative sector. As a result of this work and lived experience, they are particularly invested in using critical frameworks for meaningful integration of values and practice as a way to shape, support and facilitate solidarity networks and accessible environments for creative, artistic and written development.

Riyan Hago (She/her)

Editor and Bristol Operations Manager

Riyan works as Operational Coordinator and Assistant Editor at Arkbound,
Bristol branch. Having graduated with a BA in English and American
Literature and French, she is particularly interested in literature that
explores social issues and books written by underrepresented voices.
Through her role at Arkbound, RIyan hopes to help widen access to the
publishing industry and to make books more accessible to all

Emily Bromell (She/her)

Social Media Manager

Emily is the social media manager at Arkbound. Currently completing her undergraduate degree in English and Philosophy at the University of Bristol, she is passionate to promote books from underrepresented perspectives and ensure all voices are heard.

Steve Mcnaught (He/him)

Editor and General Operations

Steve has worked as an editor for Arkbound publishing and enjoys working on books that have powerful messages and turn stereotypes on their head, encouraging widespread positive change. He previously helped develop the Writing Within Walls programme and participated in journalism projects run by the Council of Europe.


Perla Llosa Hernández (She/her)

Crowdbound Coordinator, Promotions & Volunteer Coordinator

Perla is the Crowdbound coordinator of our crowdfunding platform that helps authors raise funds for their projects. She also manages general book promotion and coordination of Arkbound volunteers. After completing the Masters in Architecture from Glasgow School of Art, she decided to pursue her interest in publishing. As a result of her creative background, she is very passionate about design and marketing, as well as being involved in environmental initiatives and promoting books which cover important social themes.

Tasmin Briers (She/her)

Lead Designer

Tasmin is a Belfast-born, Glasgow-based Graphic Designer. Having studied Communication Design at the Glasgow School of Art, she has focused her practice on book design since graduating her MSc in Publishing at Edinburgh Napier. 

Tasmin has experience with designing the covers and interiors of multiple book titles, with a keen eye for detail and love of experimentation with new creative concepts.