Areas of Interest: Commerical Fiction, Memoir, General Nonfiction
Authors Include: Vince Flynn, Jodi Picoult, Brad Thor, John Connolly, Glenn Beck, Liza Marklund, Malla Nunn, Kristina Ohlsson, Nicolle Wallace, Isaac Marion, Julie Kramer, James Wesley, Rawles, Alex Adams, David Lyons, Mike DeSimone, Jeff Jenssen, Sister Souljah
Areas of Interest: Quality Commercial and Literary fiction, Inspirational Self-help, Narrative Nonfiction, Latino Fiction and Nonfiction, Foreign Translations
Authors Include: Laura Esquivel, Arturo Pérez Reverte, Coleen Hoover, Lene Kaaberbol, Laura Day, Jorge Posada, Pat LaFrieda, Rachael Ray, Javier Sierra, Félix J. Palma, María Dueñas, Jenni Rivera, Dr. Elisha Goldstein, Tosha Silver, Theresa Caputo
Areas of Interest: Commercial and Literary Fiction (including mystery/suspense, crime, and historical), Memoir
Authors Include: Rosie Alison, Nicole Baart, Catherine Chanter, Sally Christie, Paul Cleave, Shane Dawson, Sahar Delijani, Ronlyn Domingue, Posie Graeme-Evans, Ashley Hay, Ellen Hopkins, Lisa Jewell, Douglas Kennedy, William Kent Krueger, Janet Mock, Paddy O’Reilly, M.J. Rose, Miranda Sherry, Abigail Tarttelin, Charity Tillemann-Dick
Areas of Interest: Quality Commercial, Literary, and Historical Fiction; Psychological Suspense; Memoir; Travel; Narrative Nonfiction; Popular Culture
Authors Include: Jennifer Weiner, K.A. Tucker, Karin Tanabe, Sarah Pekkanen, Amy Hatvany, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Leah Raeder, Justine Ezarik, A.D. Scott, Ryan Winfield, and Karen Brown
Areas of Interest: African American Fiction and Nonfiction, Commercial Mystery and Suspense, Sports, and Narrative Memoir
Authors include: Terrance Dean, Talib Kweli, R.G. Belsky, Rob Hill, Sr., Ben Jealous, Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn and Christelyn Karazin, Rashad Harrison, Marcus J. Guillory, Kim Brooks, Jeff Farley, Kermit Alexander, Kent Babb, Gary L. Heyward
Zane is the New York Times bestselling author of fourteen titles. In addition to writing, Zane is the publisher of Strebor Books International, an imprint of Atria Books/Simon & Schuster. Under Strebor, Zane is responsible for acquiring dozens of titles per year and currently has more than seventy-five authors under her imprint, including the Honorable Judge Greg Mathis and New York Times bestselling author Omar Tyree. In December 2005, Strebor Books became the first major publishing house to implement an independent sales representative program. In 2007, Zane launched two new lines of books and published a record sixty titles. In 2009, she launched another line of books called Strebor Quickiez.
Charmaine R. Parker is a former newspaper journalist who worked as a reporter, copy editor, and managing editor. She is the publishing director for Strebor Books.
Paul Olsewski has truly worked on book campaigns from the far right to the far left, including books from Newt Gingrich, Margaret Thatcher, Senator John Edwards, Dolly Parton, and Boy George. Being a dog person, his favorite project remains My Life as a Dog, the memoir by Moose, aka Eddie from television's Fraiser.
David Brown has spearheaded the #1 New York Times bestselling campaigns of Jodi Picoult, Vince Flynn, and Brad Thor. Additionally, he has led publicity campaigns for Apolo Ohno, Shirley MacLaine, Evander Holyfield, and Damon Wayans.
Lisa Sciambra joined Atria Books in October 2009 and enjoys coordinating publicity campaigns for a wide variety of books by bestselling authors including Rachael Ray, Jennifer Weiner, Kate Morton, Nicolle Wallace, Keywords Press author Joey Graceffa and the #1 New York Times bestselling FastDiet franchise.
Yona Deshommes is responsible for coordinating publicity for Strebor Books (Atria's African-American literature line) and Infinite Words, a sub-imprint of Strebor Books. She is also the in-house publicity liaison for Cash Money Content. She has worked with a myriad of authors that include New York Times bestselling authors Common (One Day It'll All Make Sense), TD Jakes (Let It Go), Zane (Addicted), Wil Haygood (The Butler), and Janet Mock (Redefining Realness). Her current and upcoming projects include Brothas Be Like, Yo, George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kind of Hard on You? by George Clinton; Citizens Creek by Lalita Tademy; Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae; Infinite Words by Zane; and I Am Charlie Wilson by Charlie Wilson.
Ariele joined Atria in 2010 and handles publicity for a wide range of genres. She has launched publicity campaigns for New York Times bestselling author Spencer Quinn, diet phenomenon Michael Mosley’s The FastDiet, legendary golfers Tom Watson and Sir Nick Faldo, and spearheaded Atria’s Indie author initiative with New York Times bestsellers Jamie McGuire, Abbi Glines, and Colleen Hoover, for which she also planned a ten-city, seven day bus tour across the US. Ariele has also contributed to publicity campaigns for Shania Twain, Jodi Picoult, Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, Nina Garcia, Sir Roger Moore, and Portia de Rossi. Genres of interest include commercial and literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, how-to's, pop culture memoirs, and mystery.
Suzanne Donahue oversees the marketing campaigns for Atria Books, Washington Square Press, Atria/Beyond Words, Strebor Books, Keywords Press, Enliven Books, and Atria Español, and acts as a liaison between editorial and sales and editorial and marketing.
Hillary Tisman joined Atria Books in 2011. Previously she worked for Random House’s Knopf Doubleday Group, handling various aspects of marketing ranging from advertising and promotions, digital marketing and social media outreach. In her current role at Atria Books, Hillary has managed integrated and digital marketing campaigns for New York Times bestselling authors Jennifer Weiner, Brad Thor, Joseph Kanon, Rachael Ray, and more. She has also handled breakout campaigns for Terry Hayes’s I Am Pilgrim, Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove and more. Hillary graduated from Tufts University with a BA in English and holds an MA in Issues in Modern Culture from University College London.
Darlene Delillo oversees domestic, international, and foreign publications of all the Secret titles, in all formats: The Secret, The Power, The Magic, Hero, The Secret Gratitude Book, and The Secret Daily Teachings, all by Rhonda Byrne; and The Secret to Teen Power, by Paul Harrington. She is also the Program Manager for Atria Distribution Client Cash Money Content.
Kimberly Goldstein oversees the entire production process from manuscript to finished book for Atria Books, Emily Bestler Books, Washington Square Press, Atria/Beyond Words, and Strebor Books.
Albert Tang handles the design and art direction for the Atria list. He joined the imprint late 2014, and has previously worked at Penguin Books, and at W. W. Norton & Company. He was the art director for the Norton Trade Paperback list, as well as the art director for the Liveright Publishing list.
Lisa Keim oversees all international and domestic subsidiary rights for the Atria list.
As publisher and founder of Atria Books, Judith has ultimate responsibility for all the editorial, publishing, and marketing activities of the Atria imprint. Judith believes in creating books that are physically beautiful and that can help to shape the culture in positive, constructive ways. She was the guiding force behind publishing the international phenomenon The Secret by Rhonda Byrne (more than sixteen million copies sold). Judith is an industry leader in adopting new technologies and developing innovative marketing strategies. She currently teaches a course at New York University called "From Writer to Reader: An Introduction to Book Publishing" (Spring semester). In just ten years, she has overseen Atria’s growth into a consistently successful and forward-thinking division within legendary publishing powerhouse Simon & Schuster, Inc. A native of Australia, Judith has been an executive in American publishing since 1996.
Areas of Interest: Quality Commerical Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Memoir, Popular Culture
Authors Include: John Lescroart, Alan Light, Joseph Kanon, Shirley MacLaine, Spencer Quinn, Jill Bialosky, Portia de Rossi, Thomas Keneally, Lucinda Riley, James Gavin, Donald McCaig, Kunal Nayyar, Russell Brand, Joan Juliet Buck
Megan works with Emily Bestler and her own list of authors.
Areas of Interest: Fiction (Literary, Women's, Historical, Mystery) Memoir, Narrative Nonfiction
Authors Include: Hannah McKinnon, Misty Copeland, Ariel S. Winter, Matthew J. Betley
Kitt works with Judith Curr. She manages the publisher’s schedule and acts as a go-between for all departments.
Areas of Interest: Psychology and Science; Nature (animal, mineral, vegetable); Memoir; Narrative Nonfiction; History; Spirituality and Religion; Food/Cooking, Health, Nutrition
Authors Include: Mark Nepo, Michael Gross, Sy Montgomery, Lawrence Krauss, Jean Twenge, Martin Seligman, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Chloe Coscarelli, Carla Hall, Mark Obmascik, Stephen Mitchell, Lynne McTaggart, Colleen Saidman Yee, Sy Montgomery
Donna Loffredo, Associate Editor
Donna Loffredo works with Leslie Meredith and her own list of authors.
Areas of Interest: Food and Cooking, Health and Wellness, Fitness, Lifestyle, Memoir, Popular History, Pop Culture, Psychology
Authors Include: Yvette d’Entremont, Nora Gedgaudas, Dina Cheney, Jennifer Carlson, Lily Diamond, Nicole Pisani, Kate Adams, Stephanie Clarke, Willow Jarosh, Michael Gurian, J.M. Hirsch, Charlie Dougiello, Annabel Karmel, Denise Smart
Daniella Wexler works with Peter Borland and her own list of authors.
Areas of Interest: Literary and upmarket fiction; Memoir; Narrative Nonfiction; Humor
Authors Include: Chloe Benjamin, Matt Gallagher, Stef Willen, Alan Gold, Joey Graceffa, Marva Allen
Jackie manages multi-title promotions (including Atria Indies, Keywords Press, and cookbooks) as well as title-specific marketing campaigns. Genres of interest include literary and commercial fiction, narrative nonfiction, pop culture, young adult, and cookbooks.
Dawn Davis, Vice President and Publisher
In April 2013, Dawn Davis joined Simon & Schuster as the VP and Publisher of 37 INK, an imprint within the Atria Publishing Group. Her first book, The Butler: A Witness to History, was a New York Times bestseller. For twelve years, she had been at HarperCollins, directing the Amistad imprint. During her time at Amistad, she published numerous well-known, highly acclaimed bestselling authors, including Edward P. Jones, author of The Known World, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle, and the IMPAC Awards for Fiction; Steve Harvey, author of the #1 bestsellers Straight Talk, No Chaser and Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, which launched as a #1 box office film and talk show; Chris Gardner, whose life story was published as the memoir The Pursuit of Happyness and the inspiration for the popular motion picture starring Will Smith; and Attica Locke, author of Black Water Rising, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Edgar Award, and Dolen Perkins-Valdez, author of the New York Times bestselling novel Wench. She has also worked on reprint editions of contemprary American classics written by Peter Matthiessen, James Ellroy, and Elizabeth Stout.
Areas of interest: Fiction (literary), narrative nonfiction, memoir, history
Tory Lowy, Associate Publicist
Tory joined Atria Books in 2013 and handles publicity for a range of titles. She has coordinated publicity campaigns for Taylor Jenkins Reid’s novels, including the upcoming Maybe in Another Life, while also focusing on campaigns for Atria Indie authors K.A. Tucker, Leah Raeder and Renée Carlino. Additionally, she has contributed to campaigns for Marlo Thomas, Sophia Loren, Joseph Kanon, and George Clinton. Genres of interest include literary and commercial fiction, memoir, and anything pop culture.
Aly D'Amato works with Kimberly Goldstein and assists in the management of Atria's title list while acting as a go-between for all departments.
Areas of Interest: Fiction (Upmarket Commercial, Women’s, Romance, and Psychological Suspense) and Pop Culture
Authors Include: Zane, Abbi Glines, Gail McHugh, Renee Carlino, Kendall Ryan, Karina Halle, Zoe “Zoella” Sugg, Action Movie Kid, Shay Carl Butler, Connor Franta, Elizabeth Lee
Arielle Kane joined Atria in the fall of 2013 and is the marketing specialist for a variety of genres, from mystery to women's fiction to mind/body/spirit and everything in between. She also handles multi-title marketing campaigns and coordinates Atria's library and academic marketing initiatives. Her favorite activity is curling up with a book while it's raining outside.
Karla works with Dawn Davis.
Mirtha joined Atria in October 2014 and handles nonfiction, as well as a wide variety of genres in fiction including fantasy, mystery, and historical. She is also responsible for coordinating publicity for all of our Spanish titles and has worked with New York Times bestselling author Maria Dueñas and award-winning journalist Maria Celeste Arraras.
Andrea joined Atria Books in July, 2014. She handles publicity for a wide range of genres including fiction, science, health, lifestyle and parenting. She previously worked at NBC News as the Senior Publishing Producer for the TODAY show for fifteen years, selecting the authors to appear on the program. Before that she was an award-winning segment producer for the show, traveling the world to cover breaking news stories and feature segments with anchors such as Tom Brokaw, Katie Couric and Matt Lauer.
Kathryn joined Atria in the fall of 2014 after four years in the publishing industry. She has worked on both fiction and nonfiction campaigns in the past and is excited to handle publicity for a wide range of Atria’s upcoming titles. Genres of interest include commercial and literary fiction, health and wellness, cookbooks, narrative nonfiction, and memoir.
Emily joined Atria in June 2014 and works with David Brown and Lisa Sciambra. She helps with the publicity campaigns for Atria’s mysteries, thrillers, cookbooks, and women’s fiction titles, including those for Brad Thor, Jennifer Weiner, Pat LaFrieda, and Baptist de Pape. She also produces Live From the Dead Carpet, a video interview series with Atria’s mystery and thriller authors.
Leora Bernstein works with Kimberly Goldstein and Aly D’Amato and assists in the management of Atria's title list while acting as a go-between for all departments.
Lindsay Newton works with Johanna Castillo.
Jin Yu handles the digital marketing on all of Atria's book, as well as the social media platforms for Atria Books, Atria Indies, and Keywords Press.
Haley works with Sarah Branham and Sarah Cantin.
Will Rhino joined Atria in 2015 and works with Suzanne Donahue. His primary focus is to assist with the management of the publishing office by coordinating the efforts of the editorial, marketing, and publicity departments of the Atria imprint.
Hilary Krutt joined the Atria subsidiary rights team in 2013. She works with Lisa Keim on foreign rights for all Atria and Howard titles.
Sarah Bowne joined Atria in the fall of 2014. She works with Lisa Keim on domestic rights for Atria and Howard titles.
Lara is a graduate of Seattle University and the Columbia Publishing Course. She assists Emily Bestler with her projects.
Acquires: Celebrity/Pop Culture, Emerging Trends, Memoir, the Arts, Narrative Nonfiction, Literary and Commercial Fiction, Fiction in Translation
Authors: John Baker, Phil Collen, Common, Deborah Davis, Ricky Dillon, Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Lynn Marriott, Dr. Michael Mosley, Pia Nilsson, Adi Tantimedh, Mikki Taylor, Helena Viramontes
DJ works with Jhanteigh Kupihea and Rakesh Satyal.