About Oceanview

Oceanview Publishing is an independent book publisher founded in 2006 specializing in the best in mystery, thrillers, and suspense. We publish books in print (hardcover and paperback, depending on the acquisition) and digital, evaluating each potential acquisition to determine its appropriate publication format. We distribute our titles through Independent Publishers Group (IPG), the largest book sales and distribution company in the country, to get our titles the widest possible distribution in all formats.

Our Team

Bob Gussin

FouNding Partner and CEO

Bob never let his Ph.D. and position as the Chief Scientific Officer of Johnson and Johnson stand in the way of his passion for fiction—specifically mysteries and thrillers and suspense. So as soon as he retired, he and his wife, Patricia Gussin, started Oceanview Publishing, where since 2006 they have been publishing exceptional authors in that genre. In 2018, the International Thriller Writers recognized Bob and Pat with the Thriller Legend Award.

Pat Gussin

Founding Partner, President, Chief Editor

Pat is a physician and medical researcher—turned fiction writer and editor and publisher.  She’s a USA Today and New York Times best-selling author and with her husband, Bob, a recipient of the International Thriller Writers Thriller Legend Award. Her greatest pride is the discovery of a fantastic thriller/mystery/suspense writer.

Lee Randall


Lee Randall, a native of Asheville, NC, has called Sarasota, FL home since 2004. He has a business degree from College of Charleston in Charleston, SC, and manages the finance and production activities at Oceanview. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, gardening, traveling to new places, and of course reading a good mystery/thriller!

Faith Matson


Faith Matson came to Oceanview Publishing in October 2021, and she has worked as the Director of Marketing and Publicity since January 2022. Originally from Colorado, she moved east to Florida for college, graduating summa cum laude from Florida State University’s Editing, Writing, and Media program. In her free time, Faith is a crossword puzzle enthusiast and houseplant fanatic.

Tracy Sheehan

Publishing assistant

Tracy Sheehan is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL, and has a BA degree in Communication. She was born in Framingham, MA but has lived in Sarasota, FL for most of her life. She has a professional background in marketing and communications, and she started at Oceanview Publishing in August 2022 as a Publishing Assistant. In addition to being an avid reader and book lover, she also enjoys shopping, traveling, and binging a good show!