Meet Team Brant

Mirella Banfi

Italian Translation

A professional translator for over 30 years, Mirella brings the subtleties of my Georgian world to life. She’s simply brilliant! 

‘Quando non sto leggendo, passo il tempo libero traducendo i libri che mi sono piaciuti, per dare anche ad altri la possibilità di leggerli in italiano’

Alex Wyndham

Audiobook Voice Talent

Alex is a RADA trained British actor with a successful career in stage and screen, starring in Emmy winning productions Little Dorrit and Rome. Voice talent extraordinaire, Alex brings my books to life with his warmth and intelligence. 

‘Lucinda’s wonderful storytelling and characters are a pleasure to perform’

Marian Hussey

Audiobook Voice Talent

Internationally renowned voice talent, Marian’s accents and characterizations are perfect for my Salt Bride and Salt Redux books.

‘My background in piano, flute, cello and song allows me to see written words almost like music on a page. I find many principles of musical performance make for engaging and compelling storytelling’


Marina Calcagni

Editor (Italian)

With Master’s degrees in Literature and Intercultural Translation (English & Spanish) from Roma Tre University, Marina is a self-confessed bookworm and tireless traveler. Her editing is taking my Italian translations to the next level!

‘One day I'll settle down in a quiet Sicilian island surrounded by Blue Sea’

Larry Rostant

Cover Artist

One of the world’s top cover artists, Larry has worked with the best (see examples here). For the recently completed Salt Bride and Salt Redux covers he says: ‘My vision for those covers was to create a modern Georgian Portrait'.

His fabulous covers for my Alec Halsey mystery series are out now!

Martha Stites

Editor (English)

From Albuquerque, New Mexico, Martha has a Bachelor degree in English and Journalism from the University of Texas and worked as copy editor at the Houston Chronicle. Her editing is razor-sharp!

‘Retired from the business world, I enjoy editing books and a bi-weekly business column for the Albuquerque Journal’


Lisa Smith

Editor (English)

A magazine and newspaper journalist for more than 20 years, Lisa is obsessive about correct spelling and grammar. It amazes me what she manages to find!

‘I just can’t help spotting spelling and apostrophe crimes in books, magazines, websites —even café menus’



James has many roles: He maintains the look-and-feel of my ‘brand’, which includes book design, logos, website, photography, advertising, etc. I keep him pretty busy!

‘Lucinda's novels are very emotional sure, but it's the many layers and smart humor I love—they read like movies in your head’


Proofreader (English)

Cathie hails from rainy Vancouver and is reading her way towards a BA in English. She firmly believes that books, tea, travel and kindred spirits are all one really needs in life—but not necessarily in that order!

‘She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain’—Louisa May Alcott