Mike Bray, CEO
Mike Bray boasts three decades of experience in internet marketing, with a specialization in search engine optimization. As the CEO of Wolfpack Publishing, a company he co-founded in 2013 with western writer L.J. Martin, Bray has demonstrated impressive leadership in the publishing sector. Under his guidance, the company swiftly amassed a significant portfolio of western authors and their previous works. By December 2016, Wolfpack achieved a remarkable milestone of selling 2 million books. The company’s growth trajectory was further validated when, in 2017, Mr. Martin opted for retirement and sold his stake to Bray.
Today, Wolfpack stands as one of America’s fastest-growing publishers. It has earned the honor of being listed twice on Inc. Magazine’s compilation of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. Additionally, the company has been featured twice in Publishers Weekly’s roundup of the top 10 fastest-growing publishers in America, even clinching the #1 spot in 2021 as the fastest-growing publisher in America.
Jake Bray, President
A former educator and artist with a passion for great storytelling, before joining Wolfpack, Jake spent the last couple of decades in higher education and working in live entertainment as a lighting designer and production manager. Since joining Wolfpack, Jake continues to oversee business development and distribution for all of its entities with a focus on developing their in-house properties and connecting Wolfpack Publishing with various production partners in audio and film/tv development.
Rachel Del Grosso, Managing Editor
Rachel Del Grosso began her publishing career in 2015 at Wolfpack Publishing and has since held many different titles. She launched the teen/young-adult imprint, Wise Wolf Books in September 2020, which she now oversees alongside Rough Edges.
A Business Administration-Marketing graduate of Conestoga College in Ontario, Canada, her prior experience includes project management in the field of outdoor advertising, search engine marketing for one of Canada’s leading internet marketing firms, and executive administrative roles.
She is a mother, wife, writer and reader living in Las Vegas, and consumes far more coffee in a twenty-four-hour period than any one person should.
Paul Bishop, Acquisitions Editor
A thirty-five year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, Paul Bishop’s career included a three year tour with his department’s Anti-Terrorist Division and over twenty-five years’ experience in the investigation of sex crimes. Twice honored as LAPD’s Detective of the Year, Paul also received the Quality and Productivity Commission Award from the City of Los Angeles.
Paul is the author of fifteen novels and has written numerous scripts for episodic television and feature films. A regular speaker at writing conferences, Paul has mentored a monthly writing group for the past six years. His latest novel, Lie Catchers, is the first in a new series featuring top LAPD interrogators Ray Pagan and Calamity Jane Randall. With author friend Scott Harris, he has also recently released 52 Weeks • 52 Western Novels—A guide to six-gun favorites and new discoveries. The popularity of this venture will shortly be followed by 52 Weeks • 52 Western Movies and 52 Weeks • 52 Western TV Shows and more.