Writers, Artists, Creatives
Founder & CEO
Alexa Johansen first launched GoldScriptCo as an Etsy shop in 2016. At the time, she was painting home decor signs with floral artwork and gold lettering. Alexa also used her Etsy shop to sell her original watercolor art and typewriter poetry. She writes, paints, and creates as a form of stress-relief and self-expression.
In 2018, Alexa was accepted into a PhD program. She also learned (and began to sell) yet another art form: embroidery. Throughout her doctorate program, she used her art income to pay for her tuition and textbooks.
In 2020, Alexa left her career as an educator with nothing but curiosity about where her future was about to take her. Within seven months, in May 2021, GoldScriptCo Etsy shop was closed and GoldScriptCo LLC, a publishing company and art boutique, was born.
Read more about Alexa and the GoldScriptCo authors below!
As a publishing company, there is nothing more purposeful and exciting than meeting incredibly gifted people, and partnering with them to publish their brilliance! Scroll just a bit further... you won't want to miss out on getting to know some amazing authors!
Founder & CEO | Author of Dear Girl
Not chill, very enthusiastic about any and everything.
Alexa graduated with a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from California State University Long Beach. She received her Masters in Literature at Loyola Marymount, and is now a PhD Candidate in the department of Higher Education at a private university. Alexa has been writing stories since she could spell, poetry since the 4th grade, and learned the art of watercolors in 9th grade.
She is 5-years married to her ridiculously good-looking husband, Matt. Together, they rescued a goofy dog named Ellie. When Alexa is not at her research desk or art table, you'll find her hand-in-hand with her husband in the mountains -- they love hiking, climbing, and backpacking!
She also laughs really loud.
Calligraphy queen, bookworm, and boba drinker.
Haley is currently working on finishing up her Bachelors of Arts in English at Azusa Pacific University. She hopes to soon be accepted into a Masters Program for Single-Subject Teaching (English) with a Credential. She is kept busy with being a student, working two jobs part-time, serving as a poetry editor for the West Wind Literary Magazine at Azusa Pacific University, and now as a Publishing Assistant with GoldScriptCo.
She is a huge fan of boba, coffee shops, binge-watching shows, and BTS. With a passion for reading, writing, and creating, she is ecstatic about being a part of the GoldScriptCo team!
KATHRYN H. ROSS
Author of Count It All Loss
Lover of Jesus, big fan of therapy, huge MCU nerd.
Kathryn is a professional freelance writer and editor, an adjunct professor, a columnist, a proofreader, and of course, an author. Her debut book, Black Was Not A Label, an essay collection on race, faith, and identity was published in October 2019 with Pronto. Kathryn is also so excited about her first ever chapbook publication with GoldScriptCo (October 2021)!
In her works, Kathryn tackles everything from identity, spirituality, race, and faith to the familial, interpersonal, and romantic relationships and connections between people. In both her writing and personal life, Kathryn desires and enjoys getting to the heart of relationships, stories, and people by stripping away the surface layers through contemplation, conversation, and time to reveal the inner soul.
Author of Last Call
Chill, creative, collector of Batman stuff and cool shoes.
Tony Acero (has soooo much life experience that it's taking us longer to write about him!!)