Ms. Cilento is an award-winning writer, noted publisher, life-coach, and communications expert. Her career in publishing spans nearly 30 years. She has extensive experience in print and digital media, writing, editing, coaching, as well as leading and managing projects and creative teams.
She’s the Founder and Publisher at Mad Hatter Publishing, Inc., a long-held dream. The name came about an outgrowth of a writing group Ms. Cilento started in the Metro-Detroit area in 2010.
“I’m a writer and became involved in newspaper and magazine publishing in the late 1980’s,” Cilento states. “There’s something about the whole process of writing, production, and publishing that is invigorating, exciting, and captivating. It keeps me coming back for more and I want to share that passion with others who want to succeed as authors.” – Ingrid Sjostrand, Ferndale Friends, Dec., 2016 / Jan., 2017 edition
Now accepting manuscripts in genre fiction and non-fiction. We’re focused on presenting women with the opportunity to work with a publisher.
Recently, MHPI announced the signing of Desert Shield/Storm Era Army Veteran and Detroit native, A.M. Paoletti for her début novel, “Dark of Night”, due out in Summer – 2017, with options for her next two novels. This marks a milestone for the Ferndale-based corporation as it signs its first member of the LGBT community as well as a milestone for Ms. Cilento.