Arbuckle Publishing House

Where Passion Meets ​Publishing

About Arbuckle Publishing House

Elle and Kayla met while working at a bank in Upstate New York. They became best friends fast, and now they can't see the world without each other in it. Early on, both women felt hopeless in life and lost their sense of purpose, but together they found their passion and love for writing again. Now they are excited and ready to share their work with the world.

Creating APH has been a dream of theirs for as long as they can remember. The goal here is to help authors that don't have the time, knowledge, or money to publish on their own. They want to make YOUR dreams come true because there is nothing like holding your book baby for the first time. They are authors but are also avid readers. Placing your work in their hands will not only help it grow, but it will be treated as if it were their own.

Who We Are

We are passionate about our jobs at APH and the worlds we create!

Elle Albano

Co-Owner, Editor & CFO

Elle's education consists of a Bachelor's Degree in Writing with a minor in Communications from the University of SUNY New Paltz. She loves the editing process almost as much as her own writing process. Elle is the co-founder and co-owner of Arbuckle Publishing House. She loves her job and treats every project with delicate, yet powerful hands. Her red pen is her sword and an extension of her soul.

"There's no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you."

- Maya Angelou

Kayla Scutti

Co-Owner, CEO & Marketing Specialist

Kayla wears many hats at Arbuckle Publishing House. She is in charge of all the formatting for both hardbacks and ebooks, the marketing for all writing projects, as well as the preparations for audiobooks. She is also the co-founder and co-owner of APH. Other than her two kids and husband, this company is the most important thing to Kayla and she doesn't take that lightly. Every project placed in the hands of APH is treated as if it's our own.

"We are writing these things so that our joy may be complete." 

- 1 John 1:4

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.

- Richard Bach

Our Authors

We love creating worlds for your entertainment! 

is a student residing in North Carolina, where she currently works hard to bring stories to life. An arts advocate who loves Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, she enjoys spending time with animals, going to church, and diving into her next favorite book. Catherine hopes to create stories that not only come off the page but relate on a deeper level to the people who read them.

 lives in Baldwin County, Alabama, along the Mobile Bay’s beautiful Eastern Shore, together with her husband and son. She has lived all over the lower East Coast and Southwest United States, as well as Europe.

When not writing or working at her full-time job, she enjoys all aspects of coordinating weddings and special events, which include coordinating the events, creating custom floral arrangements and special event cakes. She also loves creating special art pieces through painting.

Through her writings, her goal is to transport her readers into the worlds she creates. She hopes to include them on adventures as she introduces them to unforgettable characters and places.

 was born in Salem, Massachusetts, but grew up on Long Island, New York as a Red Sox fan, a character building experience as he remembers. He served in the US Navy for four years and had a career with AT&T for 27. He grew up loving movies and he includes in his life experience lessons learned in tales such as "Inherit the Wind", "Les Miserables", and "Twelve Angry Men". All during this time he wrote with passion being inspired by the likes of Dickens, Heller and Roth. Since retiring he's been writing full time and has enjoyed some recognition for winning 19 writing competitions, mostly for his screen and stage plays.

was Born in a large city, but currently resides in tornado alley. With an eclectic background, Sandy’s career had her living and working globally. That experience added to her admiration for her country and love for the differences in people and cultures. She seeks no fame but being of good purpose is a part of her make up. God bestowed Sandy with the tenacity to view nefarious obstacles as speed bumps that she will overcome. Her only addiction is metaphors which is perfect for somebody that has a lot to say. Sandy believes that there's nobody on this planet that she can't learn something from. 

is a professional figure skater, speaker, author and Peak Performance coach.

As an Olympic hopeful figure skater, Val competed against such well-known athletes as Kristi Yamaguchi, Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan. Unfortunately, before her Olympic dreams came true, Val suffered a career-ending knee injury while training to land the triple lutz. With her dreams shattered, Val made the decision to pursue a college degree, something she says was never on the roster. There she met her future husband Bill and have been happily married for 25 years. Together they have two beautiful children. She has taken her knowledge and experience as an elite athlete and coach and is now bringing that information to individuals and organizations who desire to achieve their peak performance. She says it is her greatest joy to see her clients succeed. “I only succeed when they succeed.” 

is from Orange County, NY where she lives with her fiancé and 3 children. She has a Bachelors's Degree in Writing with a minor in Communication from the state university, SUNY New Paltz. Besides being a published author and the co-founder of Arbuckle Publishing House, she works as an operations supervisor at a bank in Orange County. In her free time, she likes to read, spend time with her family and friends and binge-watch her favorite TV shows. Her greatest passion, however, is to write. Writing and reading have always been her passion and that’s why she is the perfect person to help you perfect your work. She is hard-working, dedicated and will stop at nothing to make sure you are satisfied with your final draft. Here at Arbuckle Publishing House, we are devoted to making sure that your dreams come true so let us take this journey with you.

lives in Houston, TX where she resides with her husband and two beautiful children. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing for Entertainment from Full Sail University. In her free time, she likes to read, explore with her family, watch and re-watch TV shows and movies, and spend time outdoors. Hiking and camping are some of her favorite things, but she doesn't get to do them as often as she'd like. Kayla has been a writer since the age of six. She has always used writing as a tool to express how she feels and to entertain others. This writing journey didn't come easy to her. It took a lot of work, determination, and grit, all of which she will use to further the work of those who choose and trust Arbuckle Publishing House.


Get to know us better!

Answered by Kayla Scutti

What do you love most about publishing?

  • I love educating new authors! I remember my first book when I was 18. I felt so overwhelmed with the entire writing and publishing journey in the beginning and wished that I had a mentor. As a published author, both through Arbuckle Publishing House and my previous publishers, I learned the good, bad, and ugly sides of the industry. Now I want to do my best to help educate new authors so that they will have a better experience with the whole process than I did.

    Also, I love seeing my authors’ book projects come to life! It’s something that is so rewarding, even though it’s not my writing.

What is your favorite book genre?

  • Christian fiction, for sure! 

If aspiring authors, professionals, or speakers want to write a book, where do they start?

  • Seeing your book come to life can sometimes be a challenge. We have doubts within ourselves that will stop us from living our dreams. The three most common concerns I’ve heard over the years are:

  • Content that you can work with…

    Here is a quick word of advice:

    If you’re a speaker, then use your speeches.

    If you’re a blogger, then use your blogs.

    If you’re a pastor, then use your sermon notes.

    If you have a YouTube channel, then use your video content.

    If you’ve lived life, then use your experiences.

    This may seem too simple, but the truth is that it IS this simple.

  • Time is ticking…

    Everyone has the same amount of hours in the day. The problem isn’t that you don’t have time, but how you use the time that you do have. If writing a book and having it on the shelves of bookstores is something you REALLY want, you will find the hidden moments you can work. Getting up early. Staying up late. Not binge-watching that show that’s been on your list for two years. Having downtime is essential, but wasting time is crippling. 

  • You gotta spend money to make money…

    Writing and publishing a book will take some type of financial investment. People will say, “You should never spend money on publishing your book.” That would be true if traditional publishers were as accessible as they used to be. Times have changed, and publishing is no exception. Whether you’re self-publishing or publishing traditionally, there are some costs that need to be paid. Editing is the number one cost in publishing because you want your story to be in tip-top shape. The list only grows from there. It’s up to you to decide how much your dream is worth and how much you’re willing to invest. 

Why should an aspiring author work with a Hybrid Publisher?

  • I’ve worked in publishing for over eleven years now. I have self-published, used vanity companies, and been traditionally published. Over the years, all three of these avenues have changed dramatically. The best part of a hybrid publisher is that you get all of the benefits from traditional publishing mixed with the personal touch of self-publishing. While you may not have 100% control like self-publishing, you do have 100% of the support like traditional publishing! It’s a very good mix, especially if this is your first time publishing and you aren’t sure where to go or what to do. 

What advice would you give to first-time authors?

  • Take your time! While it’s exciting and the idea of holding your book in your hand is alluring, don’t rush the process. Spend the time on your book that you need to complete the story. Allow the time for editing, this is very important. Enjoy the journey from start to finish.

    Also, don't assume anything. If you're working with a publisher, ask questions until you get a full understanding.  

Answered by L. Albano

What do you love most about publishing?

  • Since I was a little kid, I’ve always wanted to be a writer. Most of my friends growing up wanted to be an actor, singer, dancer, or various other careers. Me? All I could think about was writing. As much as I love it though, I find a tremendous amount of joy in helping other people’s writing dreams come true. I find a great deal of passion making these books become a reality for them. There’s nothing better than the joy of seeing your words come alive on a page for everyone to enjoy. I know because I’ve been there. 

What is your favorite book genre?

  • Mystery and Suspense. There is no question about it. They say that you write what you know but I also feel it’s true that you write what you love. The feeling I get when I’m turning the pages in a novel, filled with anticipation for what the next chapter holds, is the most exhilarating experience that I have ever felt. Watching a story come to life is truly one of the greatest feelings on Earth and when it’s a thriller, I can barely get myself to put it down. That’s not to say that I don’t enjoy other genres but if I had to choose, suspense wins every time. 
If aspiring authors, professionals, or speakers want to write a book, where do they start?  

  • It all starts with an idea. Whether it’s a fiction or non-fiction book you are working on, it helps to start with a foundation. I compare writing to plants and although I very much do NOT have a green thumb, it is still the perfect analogy. The idea is the seed. You plant that seed in dirt and water, so it’ll grow; kind of like how you take a book idea and douse it with ideas and concepts until it flourishes. My advice would be, don’t stress about making it perfect. Just get it all out there and once it’s on paper, then you can form it how you see fit. If you’re still not sure if it’s everything you hoped it would be, find yourself an editor and a Beta-reader to maximize its potential, and before you know it, you’re a Bonafide author.  

Why should an aspiring author work with a Hybrid Publisher?

  • Nowadays, people have so many potential ways to publish their work compared to years ago. It’s hard to figure out what’s the right path for you though. In the past, self-publishing didn’t exist but now you can do it yourself without trying to find a company to pick you up. Traditional publishing is always people’s most coveted choice but they’re so selective, you can barely get them to talk to you and with them, you feel like just a number. That’s where we come in. We are a traditional publishing company with the feel of self-publishing. We’ll treat you like you are a part of the family and help to market your brand without it costing you an arm and a leg to get yourself started. We take care of everything for you and keep you looped in every step of the way. Here at APH, we are all about making your dreams come true as we did with our own. You don’t have to do this alone and you don’t have to feel like just a number. That’s what being with a Hybrid Publisher is all about. 

What advice would you give a first-time author?

  • Never give up on your dreams. If you would have told me 20 or 10 or even 5 years ago that I would be a published author, I would have told you that you were crazy. It was me who was crazy though. I’m crazy for taking so long to realize that if you want something bad enough, you can go out and get it. We all have it in us, even if we don’t think we do. 
  • Learn to take constructive criticism. Getting a bad review isn’t necessarily bad. It’s how we learn to make things better. No one is perfect but by listening without judgment, we can learn to understand how we can improve. There’s nothing wrong with trying to be the best you can be and believe me when I say, that’s good enough. 
  •  Be true to yourself. Don’t compromise yourself for anyone else. You are who you are and that should be good enough. Write from your heart and you can never go wrong.  

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