Chasing Dreams Publishing has been working with authors across South Africa since 2016. Bridging the gap between vanity presses and traditional publishing, we work closely with graphic designers, editors and beta-readers to assist authors, artists and creatives with every aspect of publishing.
Our experience includes conceptualising, collaborating and creating South African flash fiction anthologies, fiction and poetry publications. We emphasise quality over quantity with a small team of dynamic individuals who pour their expertise and passion into a select number of author projects at a time.
Our mission is to facilitate authors on their publishing journey - from start to final release and beyond - dreams are worth investing in!
Nicolette established Chasing Dreams Publishing in 2016, when she saw a need for authors to have access to professional quality services at affordable rates.
With a background in corporate industry - from engineering to accounting, qualifications in editing and over 15 years of experience as a writer herself - her focus is on working with fiction writers to establish their careers as professional authors.
Her passion lies in developmental editing in fiction - taking a story from conception to publication with the author. With a particular love of flash fiction - the genre which started it all - she believes that anyone with a love for writing should be given the opportunity to chase their dreams.
Sasta Kuppan first joined Chasing Dreams Publishing as our Poetry Curator in June of 2019, and was appointed Director in the business in July 2020.
From an early age, Sasta has written poetry, taking the leap into open mic performances through Writer’s Bloc, which led to national performances on various stages. She has performed on Gauteng radio stations, and several local and international online shows, including the Hear My Voice Poetry Relief Fund Webseries; Season 3 Episode 3, broadcasting her poetry to an expansive audience.
In 2018, her poetry – written through various periods in her life – was published in her collection “Flaws and All”. The volume of poems is inspired by love and heartache, and has been well-received by readers.
Poet, author, and entrepreneur, Sasta addresses social issues around gender, race and equality, the patriarchy and humanity; and her work with our authors reflects her passion for addressing difficult issues with beauty and compassion.
We are thrilled to have her on the board of Chasing Dreams Publishing as someone who shares our vision and ideology of giving everyone an opportunity to have their voices heard.