the team behind st. john’s press

The dedicated st. john’s press team utilizes their expertise to empower authors to become successful through book publishing and writing mentorship.

Torund Bryhn

Zachary Houghton

Zachary Houghton

Torund Bryhn

Founder & publisher

Translator (Norwegian & English), ghost writer, acquisition & content editor.

During COVID-19, requests to be a book coach, translate and edit books escalated. This resulted in Torund starting st. john’s press, an independent publishing company with the purpose to help great thoughts and tales come to life. First book was launched December 2020 with K.A. Lillehei, “At Dawn the Simorgh Appears, who was one of the authors Torund coached four years ago.

Torund’s love of books has followed her career where she worked on research, editing, strategic development, and promotions of books, including being part of a national bestseller. She has produced books for corporations to galvanize internal pride and provide insights into a new theory. Still, her greatest passion has been to help writers become first-time authors (Torund Bryhn l LinkedIn).

She is the host of the podcast Moving Beyond Your Tribe, ranked in the global top ten percent by Listen Notes. She is Norwegian-American and straddles her time between Tempe, Arizona, and being close to her brother and nieces in Porsgrunn, Norway.


  • Fiction: Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts

  • Non-Fiction: Summer Meditations by Václav Havel

Zachary Houghton

Marketing & web designer

Zachary Houghton is the Marketing and IT manager for st. john’s press. When not working for st. john’s press, Zachary is helping small businesses with filming, editing, and developing videos for YouTube and websites. Zachary is a recent graduate from Western Governors University with a Bachelor in Business Management. He has many favorite tales such as The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, with his all-time favorite childhood book being The Little Red Light House and the Great Gray Bridge by Hildegarde H. Swift. On the thought side, he likes Who Stole My Cheese as a good primer for business, and his favorite biography is Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing by Annya von Bremzen. (if you haven’t read it, don’t worry, it’s not a cookbook, it’s an amazing biography that I really loved).

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