Libby McGuire was named Senior Vice President, Publisher of the Atria Publishing Group in April 2018. In her role she has responsibility for all the editorial and publishing activities of the group’s various hardcover and trade paperback imprints.
Libby began her publishing career in 1992 in various positions at HarperCollins, before becoming a national account manager at Simon & Schuster. She joined Random House in 2000, where she was eventually named Executive Vice President and Publisher of Ballantine Bantam Dell. At Ballantine Bantam Dell, Libby oversaw the publication annually of a list heavy with New York Times bestsellers, in fiction and nonfiction, from both new and established authors, and published the first Pulitzer Prize–winning book in Bantam’s history, Toms River by Dan Fagin. Notable and bestselling authors published under Libby’s direction include Lee Child, Daniel Coyle, Rocco DiSpirito, Janet Evanovich, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Emily Giffin, Ashley Judd, Jonathan Kellerman, Dean Koontz, Debbie Macomber, Jodi Picoult, Leah Remini, Jenny Sanford, and Danielle Steel. Libby was also responsible for the group’s licensed publishing programs ranging from the Star Wars franchise to ESPN Books, and imprints including One World, Presidio Press, and Del Rey.
Prior to joining Simon & Schuster, Libby was a literary agent at The Gernert Company.
Ms. McGuire is a graduate of Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. She is on the board of Women's Media Group, and lives in Manhattan with her family.
As Director of Backlist Marketing and Special Projects, Suzanne Donahue’s focus is growing our backlist sales through targeted marketing, academic outreach, and by identifying projects ideal of repackaging, refreshing, and updating. She works closely with the marketing department to create opportunities to put our books in front of new readers.
Suzanne joined Atria as Associate Publisher in 2015. In that role, she oversaw the marketing and publishing plans for both frontlist and backlist titles including the imprints Howard, Strebor, Keywords, Washington Square Press, and Enliven. During her time as Associate Publisher, she helped craft campaigns for bestselling books by Sy Montgomery, Kate Morton, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Fredrik Backman, Jess Kidd, Lisa Jewell, Brad Thor, Vince Flynn, Jennifer Weiner, Karen Kingsbury, and Jack Carr.
Prior to Atria, Suzanne spent eighteen years as Associate Publisher of Free Press where she oversaw the marketing for both the frontlist and backlist titles and spearheaded the expansion of the academic and digital marketing programs. While at Free Press, she worked on campaigns for bestselling books from Dr. Phil McGraw, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Joel Osteen, Richard Clark, Dr. Francis Collins, and Martin Seligman. She was the editor of the New York Times bestsellers, It’s All Too Much and Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? by Peter Walsh, the multi-title million copy selling Williams Sonoma Collection, and the new translation of Zorba the Greek. In 2014, she launched and oversaw the daily content and programming for the popular backlist focused blog, Off the Shelf.
A graduate of Emerson College, Suzanne started her career at Simon & Schuster as an assistant in the Managing Editorial department.
Kitt Reckord-Mabicka works with Libby McGuire. She manages the publisher’s schedule and acts as a go-between for all departments.
Dana Trocker was named Associate Publisher of Atria Books in November 2020. She works closely with sales, production, editorial, and publicity, and she oversees all marketing for the imprint.
Previously, Dana spent two years as Director of Marketing for Atria and five years in the marketing department at the Simon & Schuster imprint, where she planned and executed campaigns for bestselling fiction and nonfiction. In her various marketing roles, she has worked with authors such as Hillary Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Alice Hoffman, Chris Cleave, Jennifer Weiner, Fredrik Backman, Brad Thor, Janet Evanovich, Rebecca Serle, William Kent Krueger, Lisa Jewell, Samin Nosrat, Susan Orlean, and Bob Dylan.
Before joining Simon & Schuster, Dana worked at Macmillan Speakers Bureau where she brokered paid speaking engagements for in-house authors.
Dana holds a bachelor's degree in Literature and Creative Writing from UC Santa Cruz and a master's degree in book publishing from Portland State University. She lives in Brooklyn with her wife, their cat, and several dozen houseplants.
Tobias Delgado is the Publishing Assistant at Atria Books. He supports Dana Trocker and the publishing office by tracking industry trends, maintaining the publishing group’s budget, and acting as an interdepartmental liaison. He holds a BA in English literature and theatre from Williams College, and joined Atria after participating in Simon & Schuster’s Publishing Prologue. He was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and lives in New York City.
Lindsay Sagnette is Vice President and Editorial Director of Atria Books and Washington Square Press. In her time at Atria, she has acquired and edited new books by #1 New York Times bestselling authors Jennifer Weiner and Lisa Jewell, as well as Rebecca Serle’s instant New York Times bestseller In Five Years, a new novel from New York Times bestseller Jamie Ford, Zakiya Dalila Harris's New York Times bestselling debut, The Other Black Girl, and New York Times bestseller Akwaeke Emezi’s forthcoming romance novel You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty. Prior to her current role, she was Editorial Director for Fiction at Crown, Hogarth, and SJP for Hogarth imprints. While there, she edited and acquired a distinguished list of titles including Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra, I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan, Ruby by Cynthia Bond, and A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza.
Areas of Interest: Literary Fiction, Book Club Fiction, Thrillers/Suspense, Memoir
Authors Include: Jennifer Weiner, Lisa Jewell, Rebecca Serle, Akwaeke Emezi, Zakiya Dalila Harris, Anna Bruno, Jamie Ford, Christine Pride, Jo Piazza, Kao Kalia Yang, Gillian Flynn, Anthony Marra, Terry McMillan
Peter Borland, Vice President and Editor in Chief of Atria Books and Washington Square Press, joined Atria in 2004 after working in various editorial roles at Dutton and Ballantine. He edits #1 New York Times bestselling novelists Fredrik Backman and Janet Evanovich as well as Thomas Keneally, William Kent Krueger, Paul Rudnick, Liese O'Halloran Schwarz, Marcel Theroux, and Cecily von Ziegesar. His nonfiction books include The Hummingbirds’ Gift by Sy Montgomery, Sentient by Jackie Higgins, Happiness Becomes You by Tina Turner, Unbearable Lightness by Portia De Rossi, I’m Over All That by Shirley MacLaine, and iGen by Jean Twenge. Forthcoming books include The Winners by Fredrik Backman, Going Rogue by Janet Evanovich, Boldly Go by William Shatner, Young Bloomsbury by Nino Strachey, Fragile Cargo by Adam Brookes, The Sorcerer of Pyongyang by Marcel Theroux, Miss Memory Lane by Colton Haynes, and Farrell Covington and the Limits of Style by Paul Rudnick.
Areas of Interest: Commercial and Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Memoir, Popular Science, History
Authors Include: Fredrik Backman, Adam Brookes, Jon Clinch, Armando Lucas Correa, Janet Evanovich, Colton Haynes, Jackie Higgins, Thomas Keneally, William Kent Krueger, Shirley MacLaine, Sy Montgomery, Paul Rudnick, Liese O'Halloran Schwarz, William Shatner, Marcel Theroux, Tina Turner
Trish Todd joined Atria in January 2019, coming over from the Touchstone imprint where she worked as Executive Editor and for fifteen years as Editor-in-Chief. She has also worked at Simon & Schuster, Dell Publishing, The Berkeley Publishing Group, Pocket Books, and briefly as a literary agent and as a publicist. She has published many bestselling and award-winning novelists including #1 bestselling authors Philippa Gregory, Richard Paul Evans, and Karen Kingsbury, and other authors including Janet Skeslien Charles, Kathleen Grissom, Zeyn Joukhadar, Signe Pike, Natalie Standiford, Carol Anshaw, and Vaddey Ratner. Her New York Times bestselling nonfiction includes Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon, Delancey by Molly Wizenberg, Carrie and Me by Carol Burnett, the Madame Chic books by Jennifer L. Scott, The Disaster Artist by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell (which became a movie directed by and starring James Franco), F*ck Feelings by Dr. Michael I. Bennett and Sarah Bennett, Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin, Elements of Style by Erin Gates, and several books by Iyanla Vanzant.
Areas of Interest: Literary and book club fiction, psychology, memoir, history, humor, pop culture, and lifestyle
Authors Include: Carol Anshaw, Megan Campisi, Janet Skeslien Charles, Erin Gates, Philippa Gregory, Kathleen Grissom, David Hallberg, Zeyn Joukhadar, Randy Kennedy, Karen Kingsbury, Rita Konig, Laura McBride, Anna Pasternak, Mary Laura Philpott, Signe Pike, Carolyn Prusa, Vaddey Ratner, Liza Rodman, Jennifer Jordan, Gareth Russell, Natalie Standiford, Iyanla Vanzant, Susan Rebecca White, Reese Witherspoon, Jeannie Zusy
Stephanie Hitchcock joined Atria in October 2019. She began her publishing career at Dutton and was most recently an Editor at Harper and Harper Business. Stephanie specializes in practical and narrative nonfiction from leading journalists, academics, and thought leaders that tackle big ideas and offer solutions to life’s challenges in the workplace and at home. She has published critically acclaimed and bestselling titles such as The Person You Mean to Be by Dolly Chugh, Ultralearning by Scott Young, You Need a Budget by Jesse Mecham, and All the Rage by Darcy Lockman.
Michelle Herrera Mulligan is an Executive Editor who has published groundbreaking fiction and nonfiction including former inmate Cyntoia Brown-Long's NAACP Award–nominated memoir Free Cyntoia; Koa Beck’s critically lauded White Feminism; and Susan Abulhawa’s novel, Against The Loveless World, a finalist for the Aspen Words Literary Prize. In 2020, she was named one of the top 100 most influential Latinas in the United States by Latino Leaders magazine.
Areas of Interest: Upmarket and Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Literature in Translation, Spirituality, History, Inspiration
Authors Include: Cleo Wade, Danny Trejo, Maria Hinojosa, Rob Kenner, Reyna Grande, Rachel Ricketts, Gabrielle Korn, Preethaji, Krishnaji, Chiquis Rivera, Laura Lee, JJ Bola
Kaitlin Olson acquires a broad range of fiction in the suspense/crime, rom-com, and historical categories. Recent titles on her bestselling and acclaimed list include The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas, The Family Plot by Megan Collins, The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun, Where the Truth Lies by Anna Bailey, The Appeal by Janice Hallett, and the Regency Vows series by Martha Waters. She loves a fresh hook, unusual structures, and stylish writing. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University and worked at the Simon & Schuster and Touchstone imprints before moving to Atria in January 2019.
Areas of Interest: Suspense/Crime, Rom-Coms, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Upmarket Women’s Fiction, Select memoir and narrative non-fiction
Authors Include: Anita Abriel, Elena Armas, Nicole Baart, Anna Bailey, Alison Cochrun, Megan Collins, Janice Hallett, Chris Hammer, Madeleine Henry, Nova Jacobs, Crystal King, Catherine McKenzie, Hannah Orenstein, Cherie Priest, Christine Simon, and Martha Waters
You can find more about her project wish list here.
Amar Deol began his publishing career at Simon & Schuster’s flagship imprint, where he worked with numerous Pulitzer Prize–winning authors including Doris Kearns Goodwin, Bob Woodward, and Richard Rhodes. His recent and upcoming titles include Blood in the Garden: The Flagrant History of the 1990s New York Knicks by Chris Herring, The Newlyweds: Rearranging Marriage in Modern India by Mansi Choksi, The Ringmaster: Vince McMahon and the Unmaking of America by Abraham Riesman, Hold the Line by Michael Fanone, and The Riders Come out at Night: Brutality, Corruption, and Cover Up in Oakland by Whiting Award-winners Ali Winston and Darwin BondGraham. Amar’s published multiple New York Times bestsellers, including Mitch, Please!: How Mitch McConnell Sold out Kentucky (and America, Too) by Matt Jones with Chris Tomlin and Unguarded by Scottie Pippen with Michael Arkush.
Areas of Interest: Narrative Nonfiction, Sports, Politics, Film, Current Affairs, Music, Pop Culture, History, Memoir, True Crime, Cultural Criticism
Authors Include: Chris Herring, Mansi Choksi, Tareq Azim, Seth Davis, Matt Jones, Chris Tomlin, Mona Gable, Nathan Grayson, Ali Winston, Darwin BondGraham, Abraham Riesman, May Jeong, Michael Arkush, Gene Wojciechowski, Kirk Herbstreit, Scottie Pippen, Ruth Glenn, Michael Fanone, Tim Kennedy, Nick Palmisciano, Elle Reeve
Loan Le is an Editor at Atria Books. She began her editorial career at Gallery Books and Scout Press, then joined Atria in 2016. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Fairfield University in 2014, where she later earned her MFA in fiction. Her most recent titles include Sarah Langan’s Good Neighbors, a B&N Book Club Pick and an Amazon Editors’ Pick for February 2021. Loan is eager to acquire dark, character-driven, and atmospheric upmarket and “literary plus” fiction—literary fiction with propulsive genre elements like magical realism or folklore, horror, mystery, suspense, and/or thriller. The eerier the story, the more likely she’ll like it! Loan is also interested in select narrative nonfiction about obscure topics that have universal impact. Follow Loan on Twitter, and check out her expanded manuscript wish list on her website.
When Loan isn’t working, she is writing ghostly short stories and rom-coms, watching edgy K-Dramas, listening to BTS, or exploring New York City.
Areas of Interest: Family Secrets, Sisterhood, Murders, Trauma, Disappearances, Hauntings/Ghosts (literal and/or figurative!), Diverse Voices, Refugee and Immigrant Experience, Vietnam War, Clever Plot Twists, Unlikely Friendships
Authors Include: Sarah Langan, Shea Ernshaw, Carolyn Huynh, Louise Candlish, Jennifer Fawcett, Meredith Westgate, Dylan Marron, Adam Hamdy, Luke Dumas
Melanie Iglesias is an Editor at Atria Books. She joined the company in 2015 as part of the Simon & Schuster Associates Program, and has worked with debut, celebrity, and New York Times bestselling authors writing in English and Spanish across fiction and nonfiction genres. Melanie is passionate about championing underrepresented voices. She loves stories that highlight the magical in the seemingly mundane or explore new perspectives of the “known” in extraordinary scenarios, and is drawn to multilayered, voicey characters and beautiful, immersive writing with a commercial hook. Melanie holds a bachelor’s degree in creative writing from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, and a master’s degree in publishing from NYU.
Areas of Interest: Contemporary, Upmarket or Quality Commercial Fiction, New Adult, Book Club Fiction, Literary, Grounded Speculative Fiction, Essays, Pop Culture
Authors Include: Zoraida Córdova, Kim Neville, Jen Winston, Emme Lund, Maya Phillips, Yara Zgheib, LeJuan James
Natalie Hallak is an Editor at Atria. Before joining the company in September 2021, she began her career at Park Row Books/HarperCollins, where she went on to publish The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner, a New York Times bestseller, B&N Discover Pick, Indie Next Pick, Book of the Month Club pick, and #1 LibraryReads selection. She also published The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim, a Reese’s Book Club selection, an instant New York Times bestseller, and Book of the Month Club pick. She has a passion for finding novels that appeal to the commercial and literary fiction readership across genres—historical, book club, upmarket women’s fiction and suspense/thrillers—as well as select memoirs. In particular, she is drawn to distinct voices, underrepresented perspectives, wildly entertaining plots, powerful relationships, subversive women/nonbinary leads, unpredictable twists, reach-for-the-tissue-box emotion, a healthy dose of humor and charm, and layered, ambitious storytelling. She especially loves mainstream novels with edge, stories that expand limited worldviews and keep her up reading late into the night.
Sean holds a BA in economics with high honors from Guilford College and is a graduate of the Columbia Publishing Course. In his time at Atria, he has supported the publications of the bestselling authors Fredrik Backman, Joseph Kanon, Isabel Allende, Thomas Keneally, and Janet Evanovich, among others. He’s also worked on the New York Times bestselling This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger and Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer’s Twenty-Year Battle Against DuPont by Robert Bilott, whose life story is the basis for the film Dark Waters. His recent and upcoming projects include Girls Can Kiss Now by Jill Gutowitz, Bad Moon Rising by John Galligan, and Seen and Unseen by the bestselling authors of Nobody, Marc Lamont Hill and Todd Brewster.
Areas of Interest: Literary Fiction, Mystery/Suspense, Memoir, Narrative Nonfiction, Business/Economics, Sociology/Current Events, History
Authors Include: Jill Gutowitz, John Galligan, Marc Lamont Hill, Todd Brewster
Jade joined Atria in September 2020. Prior to assisting Lindsay Sagnette, Jade worked at Vice Media in the community and content strategy departments and William Morris Endeavor in their foreign rights literary department. She holds a BA in English and sociology as well as a pathway in entrepreneurship from Connecticut College. She is drawn to both fiction and nonfiction with quirky casts of characters, unlikeable narrators who win you over, and atmospheric writing styles.
Areas of Interest: Literary and Upmarket fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Memoir, Pop culture, Cultural Criticism
Alejandra Rocha worked as an editorial assistant intern at Georgetown University Press. She is drawn to vulnerable and evocative stories that embrace complexity and find humanity in unusual places and titles that directly or indirectly engage with social, cultural, and political issues worldwide. Alejandra was born and raised in Mexico City and now calls Brownsville, Texas, home. She holds a BSFS in science, technology, and international affairs with minors in Jewish civilizations and religion, ethics, and world affairs from Georgetown University.
Elizabeth joined Atria in January 2022. Prior to assisting Kaitlin Olson, Amar Deol, and Nick Ciani, Elizabeth was a Marketing and Publicity Assistant at Profile Books in London, where she worked on Janice Hallett’s The Appeal and was commended for her campaign on Laura Dave’s bestselling The Last Thing He Told Me by the UK Book Marketing Society. She holds a BA in political science from Vanderbilt University and is a graduate of the Columbia Publishing Course at Oxford University (2019). She is drawn to heartwarming fiction featuring inventive storytelling, quirky characters, and a sense of humor, and thought-provoking nonfiction with a unique perspective on social and political issues.
Areas of Interest: Contemporary Fiction, Upmarket Women’s Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Memoir
EMILY BESTLER BOOKS
Emily attended Barnard College, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor’s degree in English, and received her MA in English from Columbia University. After attending New York University’s Publishing Program, she began her career at Macmillan Books and then moved to Random House where she became a Senior Editor. Emily was named Editorial Director of Pocket Books and became Executive Editorial Director at Atria/Pocket Books. In 2011, she founded Emily Bestler Books, where she is a Senior Vice President and Editor-in-Chief.
Areas of Interest: Commercial Fiction, Memoir, General Nonfiction
Authors Include: Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, John Connolly, Terry Hayes, Caroline Kepnes, Nicolle Wallace, Isaac Marion, Sister Souljah, Matthew Betley
Lara joined Emily Bestler Books in 2015. Prior to assisting Emily, she held an editorial position at Europa Editions, working on a wide range of critically acclaimed and bestselling novels in translation. Raised in Portland, Oregon, Lara is a graduate of the Columbia Publishing Course and Seattle University, where she studied English and Italian.
Areas of Interest: Upmarket Mysteries, Thrillers, Psychological Suspense, and Women’s Fiction, Literary Fiction, Literature in Translation, Memoirs
Authors Include: Zach Fehst, Lisa A. Nichols, Vanessa O’Brien, Melissa Croce, Ally Wilkes, TJ Alexander, Jaclyn Goldis
one signal publishers
Julia Cheiffetz founded the One Signal imprint in 2018 with the goal of “discovering untold stories, elevating unique voices, and celebrating hidden figures.” Her recent books include the national bestseller Keep Moving by the award-winning poet Maggie Smith, Hoax by CNN anchor Brian Stelter, and Ida B. the Queen by Michelle Duster. Before joining Simon & Schuster, Julia was Executive Editor at HarperCollins where she published numerous New York Times bestsellers and award-winning books including Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik; Forward by soccer legend and activist Abby Wambach; Unbelievable by NBC Correspondent Katy Tur; Rabbit: A Memoir by Patricia William; an NAACP Image Award finalist, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas; Devil in the Grove by Gilbert King, winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction, called “a richly detailed chronicle of racial injustice” by the prize’s committee. Julia spent the first six years of her publishing career at Random House. A longtime board member of the Lower Eastside Girls Club, Julia helped the organization grow from an after-school program in a church basement to a 30,000 square foot facility on Avenue D with a planetarium. Julia was also previously Editorial Director at Amazon Publishing where she hired and led a team of editors. Her personal essay recounting her experience working there helped lead to sweeping changes in the company’s parental leave policies for hundreds of thousands of its workers. She has been profiled in Fast Company magazine and Forbes. A native of Buffalo, New York, Julia lives in Brooklyn with her seven-year-old daughter and their rescue dog Sunny.
Areas of Interest: Narrative Nonfiction, History, Memoir, Business/Economics, Politics/CurrentEvents
Authors Include: Karen Abbott, Harold Bloom, Irin Carmon, Jason Fagone, Stanley Fish, Gilbert King, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Allan Lichtman, Cass R. Sunstein, Katy Tur, Jessica Valenti, Jose Antonio Vargas, Abby Wambach, Sam Wasson
Nicholas Ciani joined Atria in 2019, acquiring for the One Signal, Black Privilege Publishing, and Atria Books imprints. In the past, he has worked at The New Yorker, Macmillan, and at Vigliano Associates where he represented and helped develop projects in fiction and nonfiction.
His list includes social justice leader Tamika D. Mallory’s State of Emergency (“An urgent call for racial justice that demands attention, discussion, and action.” —Kirkus Reviews [starred review]); Kim Kelly’s Fight Like Hell, a history of the American labor movement; Kathleen McLaughlin’s Blood Money, an examination of the global market for blood plasma; 2021 Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee Jena Friedman’s essay collection Not Funny; Afghanistan War veteran Miles Lagoze’s memoir Dead End; and Chris Palmer’s The Fresh Prince Project, a cultural history of the famed sitcom.
Nick was a 2020 Publishers Weekly Star Watch nominee. As an agent, he sold novelist Max Gross’s 2020 National Jewish Book Award winner The Lost Shtetl.
Areas of Interest: Narrative Nonfiction, Politics/Current Events, Pop Culture, Memoir
Authors Include: Kim Kelly, Tamika Mallory, Kathleen McLoughlin, Jena Friedman, Chris Palmer
Lisa Sciambra was named Publicity Director in November 2020 and oversees the publicity campaigns for the Atria Publishing Group and all of its various imprints. She joined the Atria publicity department in 2009 and prior to that held positions in publicity with Grand Central Publishing and Touchstone Books, another imprint of Simon & Schuster. She has always enjoyed working on a wide variety of books, and has most recently worked with Sister Souljah, Maria Hinojosa, Cleo Wade, and Philippa Gregory, and has helped launch The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles.
David Brown has spearheaded the #1 New York Times bestselling campaigns of Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, Jack Carr and Jodi Picoult. Additionally, he has led publicity campaigns for William Kent Krueger, John Lescroart, Bill Cowher, Kirk Herbstreit and Scottie Pippen. In 2014 he helped launch the careers of Terry Hayes (I Am Pilgrim) and Caroline Kepnes (You, Hidden Bodies).
Joanna Pinsker has worked in book publicity for twenty years at many of the major publishing houses, including Random House, Basic Books, HarperCollins, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, with a focus on serious nonfiction, primarily history, politics, current events, narrative nonfiction, and biography. Some of the authors she has worked with over the years include JD Vance, Megyn Kelly, Michael Korda, Bill Bryson, Niall Ferguson, former senator Scott Brown, Liza Mundy, Douglas Brinkley, Harold Holzer, Ralph Nader, Margaret Drabble, George Will, Donna Brazile, and David Lehman. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, going to museums, watching the Yankees, and of course, reading!
Ariele Fredman joined Atria in 2010 and has launched New York Times bestselling publicity efforts for commercial, literary, mystery, and romantic fiction, as well as pop culture focused titles with writer and actress Issa Rae, Big Bang Theory star Kunal Nayyar, and actor Russell Brand, among others. Some of her most notable authors include #1 New York Times bestsellers Fredrik Backman (Anxious People, A Man Called Ove, Beartown), Jennifer Weiner (Big Summer, Mrs. Everything), Lisa Jewell (Then She Was Gone, The Family Upstairs), and debut novelist Zakiya Dalila Harris (The Other Black Girl). When she’s not reading, she’s big on crafts, cheese platters, and hiking adventures with her family in the suburbs of New York.
Shida Carr began her publishing career with Touchstone working as a publicist across both fiction and nonfiction lists. She has had the pleasure of working with Charlamagne tha God, Harriet Lerner, Laura McBride, R.L. Stine, Misty Copeland, Victoria Christopher Murray, Cary Elwes, Bethenny Frankel, Stan Lee, and Cecile Richards. She is passionate about advocating for great authors and finding exciting ways to promote their books.
Gena Lanzi joined Atria in January 2020 focusing on literary, commercial, and debut fiction. She’s had the pleasure of handling publicity campaigns for Zeyn Joukhadar, Cecily von Ziegesar, Zoraida Córdova, Shea Ernshaw, Yara Zgheib, Reyna Grande and Jamie Ford as well as debut authors Isle McElroy, Meredith Westgate, Emily Austin, Felicia Berliner and Carolyn Huynh. A graduate of Salve Regina University, Gena previously worked at William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. She is passionate about advocating for authors and books that add to the ongoing conversation of what it means to be human and how individual choices can affect the world at large.
Megan joined Atria in 2018 and spearheads campaigns for romance, rom-com, women’s fiction, and psychological suspense titles. She has the pleasure of working with house romance authors such as New York Times bestselling author Elena Armas, Hannah Orenstein, Georgia Clark, Martha Waters, and Alison Cochrun. On the mystery side, Megan handles campaigns for Nicole Baart, Megan Collins, Louise Candlish, and Cherie Priest. A huge dog lover, she also “pup”licizes Atria’s canine-focused titles, such as Piglet, What I Lick Before Your Face, and Dogwinks. A graduate of Susquehanna University and the Columbia Publishing Course, she previously worked at Touchstone Books and interned at Overlook Press.
Falon Kirby joined Atria in January 2021 and comes from Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, where she worked on an array of fiction and nonfiction titles. She graduated from Manhattanville College in 2017 with a dual degree in English and History and received her master's in publishing from Pace University in 2020. Aside from devouring literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, and the occasional compelling memoir, Falon loves to spend her spare time with her dogs and on the water.
Liza Buell joined Atria as a Publicity Assistant in September 2020 after completing the Columbia Publishing Course and internships with The New Press, Macmillan, and W. W. Norton. Assisting Joanna Pinsker and Shida Carr on Atria's nonfiction titles, she has worked on publicity campaigns for authors including Tamika Mallory, Chasten Buttigieg, Maggie Smith, and Katy Tur. Liza holds a BA in English literature and Hispanic studies from the College of William & Mary in Virginia.
Zoe Harris joined Atria Books as a Publicity Assistant in September 2020, returning from a marketing internship the previous summer. She assists Lisa Sciambra and Ariele Fredman on a variety of publicity campaigns for authors such as Fredrik Backman, Lisa Jewell, Cleo Wade, and Philippa Gregory. A graduate of Middlebury College with a BA in English and American literature, she has previously held internships at Marie Claire and Medium.
Karlyn Hixson joined Atria Books in February 2021. She was previously at BookPal where she managed relationships among industry partners and authors, working to identify and increase sales opportunities and be a strategy partner for authors and publisher teams handling bulk and event orders. She also worked at St. Martin's Press on numerous marketing campaigns for a variety of authors including Kim Scott, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, Bernie Sanders, John Kasich, Mike Huckabee, Augusten Burroughs, and Daisy Goodwin.
Katelyn Phillips joined Atria in October 2021 after working at Oxford University Press for nearly five years. Before coming to publishing, she spent eight years as a bookseller. First, at Bogart’s Bookstore and Cafe in Millville, New Jersey and, later, at WORD Bookstores in Jersey City, New Jersey. She is an avid traveler and loves to cook. She is also an artist working with old books to create new art (and no, she doesn’t believe ripping up books should be considered a crime). At Atria, she plans and executes marketing campaigns for a range of fiction and nonfiction titles.
Maudee Genao joined Atria Books in November of 2019, where she plans and executes marketing campaigns for a range of fiction and nonfiction titles across Atria’s sub imprints, and has assisted on marketing campaigns for New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner. She also manages social media campaigns, consumer outreach, and digital advertising and contributes to imprint brand building. While she is dedicated to amplifying underrepresented voices in literature—and can’t wait for you to read The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina, Do Better, The Selfless Act of Breathing, and many more!—you can assume she is also currently reading a thriller.
Raaga Rajagopala started her role as Atria’s Publicity Assistant in 2019 after getting a BA in French language and linguistics from Binghamton University. She assists Joanna Pinsker with publicity for Atria’s nonfiction titles and Kristin Fassler with Atria’s marketing. She enjoys narrative nonfiction but particularly appreciates stories at the intersection(s) of queerness, immigration, and race.
Paige Lytle joined Atria in March 2016 and oversees the entire production process from manuscript to finished book. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and graduated from New York University’s Summer Publishing Institute in 2015.
Iris Chen joined Atria Books in August 2019 after completing the Columbia Publishing Course. She graduated from Pepperdine University with a BA in English literature and a minor in creative writing. She has traveled extensively, taking opportunities to intern at publications and agencies in vibrant cities like Shanghai and London. True to her name, Iris is dedicated to bringing vision and color to the world of publishing. She currently assists Paige Lytle in managing the production process.
Shelby Pumphrey joined Atria in October 2021. She received a degree in English from the University of Colorado at Boulder and graduated from the Denver Publishing Institute in 2020. Shelby currently assists Paige Lytle in managing reprints. In her free time she can be found running Dungeons & Dragons games for her friends or thinking about Star Wars.
James Iacobelli is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts and has worked for HarperCollins and St. Martin's Press before joining Atria as Art Director.
Min Choi joined the adult art department as a Senior Designer in 2003. In her current role as Art Director, she is responsible for directing and designing covers for Atria Books, Howard Books, and Gallery/Pocket Books.
Throughout her career at Atria, she has created covers for acclaimed bestselling authors Karen Kingsbury, Douglas Kennedy, Roma Downey, Isaac Marion, and DeVon Franklin. Before her position here at Atria, Min was Senior Designer at Random House where she designed covers for bestselling authors Linda Howard, Louis Begley, Tracy Hogg, and J. R. R. Tolkien and for the acclaimed Star Wars book series and The Lord of the Rings book series. She holds a BFA in graphic design from the School of Visual Arts.
Nicole Bond joined Atria as the VP, Director of Subsidiary Rights in May 2019. She has worked in the rights departments of the Hachette Book Group and the Random House Publishing Group and has handled the rights for authors such as Thomas Harris, former admiral William McRaven, Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, Gwyneth Paltrow, and former senator Edward M. Kennedy. A graduate of Barnard College, she started her career as a literary scout with Maria B. Campbell Associates.
Sara Bowne joined Atria in November 2014. She works with Nicole Bond and concentrates on licensing domestic rights for all Atria titles. She holds a BA in English from CUNY Queens College and a certificate in book publishing from NYU SCPS.
Rebecca joined Simon & Schuster in November 2021. She is the Subsidiary Rights Assistant at Atria Books and Simon Element. Before supporting Nicole Bond, Rebecca worked a marketing internship with the independent publisher, Hannacroix Creek Books Inc., whose publications include a wide range YA and children’s illustrated books, and as a bookkeeper for Abrams Fensterman LLC. She holds a BA in creative writing from Adelphi University and a certificate in book publishing from the Columbia Publishing Course.