Meet the Staff
James R. Adair
James R. Adair is the Editor of Voices de la Luna: A Quarterly Literature and Arts Magazine and Publisher of Word Design Press. He has published two books, several academic articles, poems, and short stories. He is currently working on a novel and has lived in San Antonio since 2004.
Amelia Reyes joined Word Design Press in July 2019. She holds a master's degree in English from Texas Tech University, and her area of interest lies in American Modernism, cultural studies, poetry, and film.
Angie Zulaica joined Word Design Press in the summer of 2019 as Marketing Director. She has worked in both television and radio marketing, including her work with Entravision Communications, since the early 2000s. She earned a bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Texas at San Antonio and holds a master's degree in education.
Word Design Press Founder
Valerie Martin Bailey
Valerie Martin Bailey was the founder of Word Design Press, serving as publisher from 2002 until February 2019, when she turned ownership and operation of the press over to Dr. Mo H Saidi, who in turn transferred ownership of the press to James R. Adair in June 2019.
Her previous experience includes working for over 30 years with the Castle Hills First Baptist Church and managing the organization’s printing facility until her retirement in 2002. After retirement, she founded Rhyme or Reason Word Design Studio, and later simplified the name to Word Design Press. The press focused on publishing books in creative literary genres such as anthologies, yearbooks, short story collections, novels, and poetry books.
Additionally, she became an editor and publisher of the Poetry Society of Texas, San Antonio Poets Association, and the Federation of States Poetry Societies. Valerie’s poems have won numerous local, state, and national awards and have been published in San Antonio Poets Association’s Inkwell Echoes, PST’s A Book of the Year, NFSPS’s Encore, Möbius International Poetry Magazine, The Texas Poetry Calendar, and Voices de la Luna.