Discover our Story

Learn about Author Clock’s origins and the team behind the scenes.

Our story

How Author Clock Began

Hello, fellow bookworms! We’re the Author Clock team and we’re thrilled to meet you! Two years ago, we set out to create a unique clock that would inspire people to encounter new authors, engage with new genres, and discover books. Along the way, we deepened our passion for reading by reconnecting with books we love and adding new favorites to our library. Before we started, Author Clock was a page-turning idea in our heads for over six years. Now, we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you.

about meet team

Meet the Team

Jose Cardona
Jose Cardona
Mechanical Engineer

Jose Cardona is a seasoned engineer from Puerto Rico, with a diverse background in aerospace, nuclear engineering, and robotics. An occasionally fervent reader, Jose most enjoys science fiction and detective novels.

Luke Gray
Luke Gray
Lead Designer

Since the day he could play with Lego, Luke has loved creating, hacking and making. Adept at transforming insights into groundbreaking products, he’s taken numerous ideas from sketch to shelf. Luke thrives on reimagining the ordinary.

Yasmin Sara Gruss
Yasmin Sara Gruss
Lead Editor

Yasmin is an editor residing in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find her curled up with her dog and a good book. Before joining the Author Clock team, she was a professor of literature at Brooklyn College.


What Makes Us Tick


Stories are Bridges

Stories connect us across generations, cultures, and vast distances by tapping into our shared human experiences. They provide a bridge for us to understand each other and a pathway to a sense of belonging as individuals and communities.


Reading is Nourishment

Reading sustains and transforms us through the power of creativity, knowledge, and empathy. The more we read the more we understand about ourselves and the world around us.


Sustainability is Responsibility

Sustainability plays a critical role in protecting our planet as it faces increasingly urgent challenges. That’s why we’re committed to producing Author Clock using only sustainable materials, design, and distribution.