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D. Ynes Freeman



Balance of Seven


D. Ynes Freeman (she/her/hers), CEO/Publisher of Balance of Seven, has more than ten years of experience in publishing and has guided more than a thousand authors with kindness and encouragement in that time. Her background is in audience marketing in traditional publishing, where she enjoyed designing unique strategies to grow readership and engagement. She now pursues her long-time passion of working with creative writers through Balance of Seven, helping promote diversity, inclusion, and equity by providing a platform for emerging writers and artists to find magic in their creative work. Ynes is a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) who has held numerous leadership roles in Toastmasters International and she is an active volunteer and instructor at Writespace Houston. Using the pen name Ynes Malakova, she is a three-time award-winning short story author. Her debut novel, “A Viper in the Court,” is coming in the Fall of 2023.


Established in 2018, Balance of Seven, LLC is a small independent Texas-based press dedicated to keeping the magic in publishing. Our readers crave magic, and we aim to bring it to them by providing a platform for new voices and perspectives. Owned and operated by a cis woman and a trans man: diversity and allyship are at the very core of our makeup. We bravely venture beyond genre; when publishing emerging voices, we find they often do not fit “inside the box.” Many of our books are award winning or #1 Amazon bestsellers, sometimes both. Come say hello to us and discover the book you didn’t know you loved at