Stephen Frankini - Owner
Stephen graduated with a degree in Computer Science from Cal Poly Pomona. Despite having a career in technology, Stephen’s convictions led him to become an active participant in Catholic media. Stephen wrote for The San Francisco Faith, on news topics local to Northern California. He founded Tumblar House in 2001 to publish The Endless Knot, after his good friend, William Biersach, was unsuccessful at finding a publisher for it. Tumblar House in many ways is the culmination of a strong friendship between Stephen Frankini, Bill Biersach, and Charles Coulombe.
Stephen is also a classically trained pianist who loves singing Gregorian chant at his local church.
Vincent Frankini - Editor
Vincent graduated from Westwood College with a degree in Business Marketing. He manages the website and helps brings books to publication. An avid fisherman for most of his early life, in his mid-20s he finally decided to become a “fisher of men” in his own way, working for a traditional Catholic bookstore called Catholic Treasures. He joined Tumblar House in 2007.
In his spare time, Vincent enjoys reading books ranging from a variety of different genres including nonfiction, fantasy, Catholic fiction, and spiritual classics by the saints. Some of his favorite authors include St. Francis de Sales and Ernest Hemingway. Vincent currently resides in Southern California where he regularly enjoys vexing his beloved girlfriend and acclaimed writer, Gina Marinello-Sweeney.
Charles Coulombe - Scholar-in-Residence
Charles was born in New York on November 8, 1960. At an early age, his parents took him to Hollywood, California, where they lived in an apartment building owned by famed television psychic, Criswell. Coulombe has lectured on a wide variety of historical, religious, and political topics on three continents, and did commentary for ABC News on the death of John Paul II and the election and installation of his successor. He is the author of numerous articles in many journals, and of nine books, most recently The Pope's Legion, on the 19th century volunteers for the Papal army, from Palgrave Macmillan. Puritan's Empire represents the culmination of over 30 years research and thought on the real meaning of American history today.
Charles is largely responsible for the direction of our classic Catholic book segment.