Founded by Beth Deitchman and Emily June Street, Luminous Creatures Press is an e-publishing company specializing in fantasy and speculative fiction.


We started writing together in January of 2012.  At first we met once a month, reading and discussing each other’s work, but soon it became obvious that we should meet more often. So we did. After about six months of these meetings we realized we had each written something that we’d like to share with more people. We thought about submitting our work to existing publishing companies, but decided that we didn’t want to lose any control over our stories. One Wednesday afternoon in June Emily suggested forming our own publishing company. She was very convincing. And so Luminous Creatures Press was born.


Beth Deitchman

Beth Deitchman wrote her first book in third grade. Since then she has also had short-lived but very entertaining careers as a dancer, a university lecturer, and an actor. These days she writes and teaches Pilates in Northern California where she lives with her husband, Dave and dog, Ralphie.

Emily June Street

Emily Street began writing as a child and never really stopped. Writing is the way she relaxes at home after a long day of rolling like a ball at her real job as a Pilates instructor.

She lives in California with a husband and two mutts. When not hanging upside down in her Pilates studio or banging on her keyboard, she can be found cycling or swinging high on a flying trapeze.