welcome to hippopubco

hippopubco is a small, independent multimedia publisher based in Marin County, just north of San Francisco, California.

our story

hippopubco was founded in 2021 by indie author and freelance writer Teena Merlan. hippopubco is affectionately named in loving memory of her father and the funny way he used to pronounce hippopotamus when he was learning English.

Teena has been writing in some form or another basically since she learned how. Her poetry has been published in small literary magazines across the country since 2000, including Isle of Mist Review, pOeTiC vOiCeS, and Black Spring Review. Her blogs and technical writing appear on various websites, including iMore and Notarize. She is a strong believer in the power of words and is an avid fan of journaling.

our catalog

Since we were founded less than a year ago, our catalog is modest, but we’re working hard to bring you more awesome offerings in both print and digital format.


Use the form below to contact us with any questions. We’d be happy to chat!