Atria Books

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Emily Bestler, Senior Vice President, Editor-in-Chief

Areas of Interest: Commerical Fiction, Memoir, General Nonfiction
Authors IncludeVince 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

Greer Hendricks, Vice President and Senior Editor

Areas of Interest: Quality Commercial Fiction and Nonfiction, including Memoirs, Parenting, and Health and Beauty
Authors Include: Jennifer Weiner, Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus, Sarah Pekkanen, Amy Hatvany, Randy Susan Meyers, Christina Schwarz, Susan Fales-Hill, Marlo Thomas, Jamie McGuire, Taylor Jenkins Reid

Johanna Castillo, Vice President and Senior Editor

Areas of Interest: Quality Commercial Fiction: Historical, Women, Thrillers, Literary, Inspirational Self-help, Narrative Nonfiction, Foreign Translations and Books for our International, Latino, and Spanish-language lines
Authors Include: Laura Esquivel, Laura Day, Jorge Posada, Daisy Martinez, Javier Sierra, Felix Palma, Maria Dueñas, Juan Gomez-Jurado, Peter Prange, Augusto Cury, Dr.Elisha Goldstein, Maria Celeste Arrarás, Daisy Fuetnes, Liz Balmaseda, Xu Xiaobin

Sarah Branham, Senior Editor

Areas of Interest Commercial and Literary Fiction (including mystery, crime, and historical); thought-provoking, message-driven memoirs; and a few select cookbooks.  
Authors Include:  Rosie Alison, Paul Cleave, Sahar Delijani, Ronlyn Domingue, Ron Douglas, Posie Graeme-Evans, Cathi Hanauer, Ellen Hopkins, Lisa Jewell, Douglas Kennedy, William Kent Krueger, Kim McCosker, Juliet Nicolson, Katherine Preston, Aarón Sánchez, Dominic Smith, Abigail Tarttelin

Sarah Cantin, Editor

Sarah Cantin works with Greer Hendricks and her own list of authors. 
Areas of Interest: 
Fiction: Quality Commerical, Literary, Historical; Psychological Suspense; Memoir; Travel; Narrative Nonfiction; Popular Culture

Todd Hunter, Associate Editor

Todd Hunter works with Malaika Adero.
Areas of Interest: African American, Nonfiction, Literary and Commercial Fiction, Political, Suspense, Mystery, Thriller
Authors Include: Terrance Dean, Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn and Christelyn Karazin, Jeff Farley, Kim Brooks, R.G. Belsky

Zane

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 Parker

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, Vice President and Director of Publicity

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, Deputy Director of Publicity

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, Deputy Director of Publicity

Lisa Sciambra joined Atria Books in October 2009 and enjoys coordinating publicity campaigns for the Atria cookbook line, including cookbooks from Rachael Ray, Buddy Valastro, Carla Hall, and the Rachael Ray Books imprint.  She also handles publicity for the bestselling FastDiet franchise, and books by #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner and M.J. Rose.  

Yona Deshommes, Senior Publicity Manager

Yona Deshommes is responsible for coordinating publicity for Strebor Books, Atria's African-American literature line, and is the in-house publicity liaison for Cash Money Content Books. She has worked with myriad authors that include New York Times bestselling authors Common (One Day It'll All Make Sense), TD Jakes (Let It Go), and Zane (Addicted). Her current and upcoming projects include Mayor for Life by Marion Barry with Omar Tyree, Things I Should Have Told My Daughter by Pearl Cleage, Black and White by Richard Williams, and Glow by Rick James with David Ritz.


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Ariele Fredman, Senior Publicist

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, legendary golfers Tom Watson and Sir Nick Faldo, spearheaded Atria’s Indie author initiative with New York Times bestsellers Jamie McGuire and Abbi Glines, and has 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 & literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, how-to's, pop culture memoirs, and mystery.  

Benjamin Lee, Vice President and Associate Publisher

Benjamin Lee oversees the marketing campaigns for Atria Books, Washington Square Press, Atria/Beyond Words, Strebor Books, and Atria Español and acts as a liaison between editorial and sales and editorial and marketing.

Hillary Tisman, Senior Marketing Manager

Hillary Tisman serves as a liaison between the Atria publisher's office and the bookselling community, and she coordinates marketing campaigns for individual titles and authors as well as multi-title promotions.

Darlene Delillo, Global Program Manager for The Secret

Darlene Delillo oversees domestic, international and foreign publications of all the Secret titles, in all formats: The Secret, 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, Managing Editor

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.

Jeanne Lee, Senior Art Director

Jeanne M. Lee, Art Director at Atria Books, began her career as a high school summer intern for both the Pocket Books and Simon & Schuster Art Departments. She continued interning during her summer and winter breaks throughout her four years at SUNY Purchase College, where she earned her BFA in graphic design.

Jeanne officially joined Pocket Books as a designer shortly after graduation. Her more than twenty-five years of experience creating jackets and covers for books in all formats and for numerous imprints allows her to successfully design and art direct for Atria's diverse list of titles. Her work has been featured in Print, New York Book Show, Communication Arts, and Society of Illustrators.

Lisa Keim, Vice President & Director, Subsidiary Rights

Lisa Keim oversees all international and domestic subsidiary rights for the Atria list.

Judith Curr, President and Publisher

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 the publishing of the international phenomenon The Secret by Rhonda Byrne (more than 16 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. 

 

Peter Borland, Vice President and Editorial Director

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

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Megan Reid, Associate Editor

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

Lee Anna Woodcock, Senior Online Marketing Coordinator

Lee Anna manages Atria's social media platforms and works with our authors on title-specific campaigns. She really wants you to follow @AtriaBooks on Twitter and Instagram and "like" us at Facebook.com/AtriaBooks and Facebook.com/AtriaIndieAuthors.

Kitt Reckord, Administrative Coordinator

Kitt works with Judith Curr. She manages the publisher’s schedule and acts as a go-between for all departments.

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Kristen Lemire,  Assistant Managing Editor

Kristen Lemire works with Kimberly Goldstein and assists in the management of Atria’s full title list and acts as a go-between for all departments.

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Leslie Meredith, Vice President and Senior Editor

Areas of InterestPsychology and Science; Nature (animal, mineral, vegetable); Memoir and History; Narrative Nonfiction; Spirituality and Religion; Food/Cooking, Health, Nutrition.
Authors Include: Michael Gross, Mark Nepo, Lawrence Krauss, Martin Seligman, Jean Twenge, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Buddy Valastro, Chloe Coscarelli, Carla Hall, Mark Obmascik, Stephen Mitchell, Lynne McTaggart.

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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, memoir, popular history, philosophy, psychology
Authors Include: Belle Gibson, Denise Smart, Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall, Dina Cheney

Daniella Wexler, Assistant Editor

Daniella Wexler works with Peter Borland and is developing her own list of titles.
Areas of Interest: Literary and upmarket fiction; Memoir; Narrative Nonfiction; Humor
Authors Include: Chloe Benjamin, Matt Gallagher, Stacey Radin, Alan Gold, Joey Graceffa, Marva Allan, Tom Cheshire, Laurie Davis

 

 

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Jackie Jou, Publishing Manager

Jackie joined Atria Books in 2012. She works on multi-title promotions and title-specific marketing campaigns. Genres of interest include literary and commercial fiction, narrative nonfiction, young adult, and cookbooks. 

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Saikat Saha, Digital Marketing Manager

Saikat Saha works with the publisher's office on all online marketing initiatives for authors and title-specific campaigns. 

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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.

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Tory Lowy, Publicity Assistant

Tory joined Atria Books in 2013 after attending NYU and the Columbia Publishing Course and completing an internship at W.W. Norton & Company. She has contributed to publicity campaigns for Samantha Geimer's The Girl and Thomas Keneally's The Daughters of Mars. Genres of interest include literary and commercial fiction, nonfiction and memoir.

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Alyson D'Amato,  Managing Editorial Assistant

Aly D'Amato works with Kimberly Goldstein and Kristen Lemire and assists in the management of Atria's title list and acts as a go-between for all departments.  

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Jhanteigh Kupihea, Editor

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, and Elizabeth Lee

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Matthew Rossiter, Editorial Assistant
Matthew works with Emily Bestler.   

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Arielle Kane, Assistant Publishing Manager

Arielle Kane joined publisher’s office in 2013 and works with the sales, editorial, marketing, and publicity staff. In addition to coordinating internal publishing operations, she works on title-specific marketing campaigns.

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