Dianne Pearce is an award-winning author, editor, and publisher. Her work has been recognized by organizations including the National Council of Teachers of English, The National Federation of Press Women, and The Delaware Press Association. The Atlanta Writers Conference, Bay to Ocean Writers Conference, and the Indie Lit Festival are among the events where Dianne has been an invited panelist or presenter.

Before founding Devil’s Party Press, Dianne established The Milton Workshop in 2015. It happened that the workshop attracted very talented writers, each of whom happened to be over 40. Pearce soon realized that something should be done to help mature authors get a leg-up in publishing, and the idea for DPP was born. The Milton Workshop is still going strong, though Dianne has since relocated to Los Angeles.

A graduate of both the West Chester University and Vermont College writing programs, Dianne has taught writing of all kinds in DE, CA, PA, and MD. Dianne has edited, for friends and as a work for hire, many manuscript that have gone on to be published. She has also done both writing and advocacy for causes close to her heart, among them adoption and animals. She considers herself a card-carrying feminist and PFLAG.


David Yurkovich is DPP’s associate editor and graphic designer. A former Delaware Division of the Arts literature fellow, David began writing in 1992 and worked as a full-time editor for more than twenty years before transitioning to marketing.

He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Pittsburgh and holds an MBA from Wilmington University. David has authored two prose novels and written and illustrated numerous graphic novels including ALTERCATIONS and the critically acclaimed LESS THAN HEROES.