Who Are We

The Three Amigos

Thunderbird Studios started as three gentlemen who enjoyed organizing short story anthologies on a writing board. When the time came to make the transition to a full business, the name was discussed and considered until James gave up on calling it “Moon Rabbit Books.”

In the end, they settled on naming it after the majestic Thunderbird, and chose to call themselves a studio over a press.

James Fadeley is an author, editor and tech lead for Thunderbird Studios. A resident of Arlington, VA, he can be contacted for all business ventures.

Manuel Mesones is the art director and graphic designer for Thunderbird Studios. Originally from Lima, Peru, he now resides in the United Kingdom with his wife and pets.

Andrew Robert Aston resides in Derby in the United Kingdom. Author and editor, he is a consummate lover of science fiction.


Frequently asked questions

Who are you guys?
We’re Thunderbird Studios, a bunch of crazy cats running a marketing and publishing platform with a focus on fiction.

What formats will you guys be publishing in?
We primarily publishing print and eBooks. We’re also investigating expanding into comics, graphic novels, audio books and similar ventures. We’re a widespread creative shop and always looking for a means to grow.

Do you guys accept submissions?
For fiction, we’re looking to open our first submissions window soon, like in a month. However…

If you’re a writer or want to become one, you might also want to check out our reviews program to write articles for us. Please query us at admin@tbirdstudios.com if you think you’d like to do reviews with us. Benefits include:

  • Free products. Upon acceptance, we will deliver or reimburse you for the books and movies you want to review. Television, games and events can be reviewed once the author establishes themselves.
  • Name recognition and free advertising. More than just “exposure,” writing for us makes a pal for life. Need a signal boost for a new release, even with another publisher? No problem! Got a book on the market you want promoted? Don’t be shy, just ask! Let us know and we’ll do our part to help.
  • Need Photoshop assistance on small issues? No problem!
  • Conduct interviews. Get to meet and chat with authors, artists and creators.