Wunderkind PR Clients


A selection of authors with whom we have worked throughout our careers include:

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar*
Ann Aguirre
Ania Ahlborn*
Joan Aiken
Adi Alsaid*
Tim Anderson*
D.M. Annechino*
Kelley Armstrong*
Kevin J. Anderson
Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz*
Ronald H. Balson*
Mishell Baker*
Kim Barker*
Stephen Baxter & Alastair Reynolds*
Greg Bear*
Shari Becker*
Chris Beckett*
Michael Berg
Ayse Birsel*
Holly Black*
Jake Black*
Mike Blakely
Sandra Block*
Karna Small Bodman
Jay Bonansinga*
Steven M. Booth*
Walter J. Boyne
Rick Bragg*
Arlette Braman
Jeremy K. Brown*
Nicholas Briggs*
Augusten Burroughs
Kris Calvin*
Orson Scott Card*
Jacqueline Carey
Clark Carlton*
Sebastien de Castell*
Michael Chabon
Gordon Chaplin*
Anne Charnock*
Sean Chercover*
Stephanie Chong*
Douglas Clegg*
Ernest Cline*
Peter Clines*
Beth Thomas Cohen w/ Michele Matrisciani*
Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen
Michael Cunningham
Roald Dahl*
Barbara D’Amato
Joan D'Amico
Kiana Davenport*
Matt Delaney*
Charles de Lint
Ruby Dee
Rick DeMarinis*
Anita Diamant
Melanie Dickerson*
Cory Doctorow
Lian Dolan*
Stephen R. Donaldson
Tommy Donbavand*
Ann Douglas
Carole Nelson Douglas
Sara Douglass
K. Eason*
Mark Edwards*
Deborah Eisenberg
Stephen Elliott
Beverly Engel
Lisa Erspamer*
Loren D. Estleman
Jeffrey Eugenides
Bill Evans
Kate Fagan*
Stephanie Faubion*
Juliette Fay*
Matthew FitzSimmons*
Dean Fleischer-Camp & Jenny Slate*
Thomas Fleming
Rory Flynn*
Allan Folsom
Anne Fraiser*
Jonathan Franzen
Castle Freeman*
Elyssa Friedland*
Tom Friedman
Amy S. Foster*
Rebecca Gable*
Eleni Gage*
Antonio Garrido*
Joseph R. Gannascoli
Atul Gawande
Kathleen O’Neal & W. Michael Gear
J.T. Geissinger*
Andrei Gelasimov*
John Givens*
Max Gladstone*
Terry Goodkind
David A. Goodman*
Nadine Gordimer
Andrew M. Greeley
Camille Griep*
Michael Gurian
David Hair*
David Hagberg
Ally Hamilton*
Kristin Hannah*
Jim Hardison*
Joanne M. Harris*
S. Harrison*
Joe Hart*
Aidan Harte*
Scott Hawkins*
Elizabeth Haydon
Shirley Hazzard
Hallgrimur Helgason*
Alison Heller*
Zoe Heller
Patti Callahan Henry*
Brian Herbert
Christopher Herz*
Laurie Hess*
S. E. Hinton
Barry Hoffman*
Paul Hoffman*
Tony Horwitz
Kat Howard*
Alan Hruska*
Kameron Hurley*
Peter James*
Ryan M. James*
Syrie James*
Linea and Cinda Johnson*
Robert Jordan*
Daniel Kalla Stuart M. Kaminsky
Alma Katsu*
Guy Gavriel Kay*

Claire Kells*
Kostya Kennedy*
Karen Keskinen*
Denise Kiernan*
Robert Kirkman*
Naomi Klein
Elsa Klensch
Gina Kolata
Marko Kloos*
J.A. Konrath*
Kim Korson*
Ted Kosmatka*
Snorri Kristjansson*
Robert Kroese*
Shane Kuhn*
John Kuntz*
Jon Land
William Lashner*
Tobsha Learner
Stephen Leather*
Ursula K. Le Guin*
F.J Lennon*
Beth Lewis*
Editors of LIFE*
Peter Liney*
Alison Littlewood*
Ken Liu*
Marjorie M. Liu*
Morgan Llywelyn
Jenny Long & Bob Der*
David Lubar
Mike Lupica*
Lucy Mangan*
PJ Manney*
Adam Mansbach*
Christopher Mari*
George R.R. Martin
Kat Martin*
A. Lee Martinez*
Richard Matheson
Perihan Magden*
Robert Masello*
Susan McBride*
Alice McDermott
Christina McDowell*
Rebecca Miller
Kyle Mills*
L.E. Modesitt Jr.
Rosa Montero*
Eleanor Moran*
Genevieve Morgan*
Scott Allan Morrison*
Carson Morton*
Sam Munson*
Shanta Newlin*
Barbara Nickless*
Alyson Noel*
George Noory
Achim Nowak*
Eric Nylund
Audur Ava Olafsdottir*
B.A. Paris*
Paul Park
Lara Parker
Dr. Fred Pescatore
Aimee Phan*
Jon Plasse*
Robert Pobi*
Sharon Potts*
Richard Powers
Douglas Preston
Richard Price
Joe Queenan
T.R. Ragan*
Ron Rash
S.G. Redling*
James Renner*
Justin Richards*
J.W. Rinzler*
Celia Rivenbark*
Marilynne Robinson
Jane Roper*
Dina Rose*
Tricia Rose
Joel C. Rosenberg
Robert Rotstein*
Leigh Russell*
Marcus Sakey*
R. A. Salvatore
Brandon Sanderson*
Jenny Santi*
Brian Santos*
Stephanie Saulter*
Robert J. Sawyer
John Scalzi
Johnny Shaw*
Lucius Shepard*
Scott Sigler*
Saila Simukka*
Julie Smith
Editors of Sports Illustrated*
Susan Sontag
Peter Stenson*
Neal Stephenson*
Adam Sternbergh*
Taylor Stevens*
Jonathan Stone*
Whitley Strieber
Lisa Sugar*
Wendy Suzuki*
Hope Tarr*
Editors of TIME*
Scott Turow
Genevieve Valentine*
Eric Van Lustbader
Jeff VanderMeer
John Verdon*
Elaine Viets*
Vernor Vinge
Daniel Wallace*
Teresa Weatherspoon
David Weber
Mary Weber*
Caspar Weinberger
Margaret Weis
Alan Weisman
Andy Weir*
Scott Westerfeld
Robert Paul Weston*
Jeff Wheeler*
Gary Whitta*
Daniel Wilson
F. Paul Wilson
Jacqueline Winspear
Tom Wolfe
Patricia Wrede
Marcus Wynne*
Jane Yolen

*Wunderkind PR author whose title we have worked on or are currently working on


ROALD DAHL 100 -Spring/Summer 2016

Celebrating 100 Years of Roald Dahl

2016 marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl, the author of beloved stories such asMatilda, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and The BFG. Two of Roald Dahl’s most popular novels, James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, were written while Roald Dahl lived in the U.S. and were inspired by American culture—finding success here first before going on to become global bestsellers.

Roald Dahl 100 is the global, yearlong celebration of the creator behind the world’s most imaginative characters and stories. Highlights include the release of Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of The BFG on July 1st, a nationwide Roald Dahl trivia tour, screenings of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory nationwide throughout the summer, and Roald Dahl 100 activities at well-known eateries, zoos, and botanical gardens across the U.S. The celebrations will culminate in the biggest Roald Dahl birthday party of all time in bookstores, libraries, classrooms, and public places across the country the weekend of September 16th.

Today, Roald Dahl’s stories are available in 58 languages and, by a conservative estimate, he has sold more than 200 million books. Many of these stories have also been adapted for screen and stage, with combined box office proceeds exceeding $600 million for the 1971 film classicWilly Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Tim Burton’s adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox, Matilda, directed byDanny DeVito, and the critically acclaimed film, James and the Giant Peach, produced by Tim Burton. 

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KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR -Spring/Summer 2016

Kareem Abdul-Jabbaris the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a six-time NBA champion. He is also one of a handful of influential and respected black men in America who has a national platform as a regular contributing columnist for The Washington Post and Time Magazine, where he shares his thoughts on some of the most socially relevant and politically controversial topics facing our nation today. After 50 years as an athlete, activist, and New York Times bestselling author, he offers his perspectives on how we can work together to solve some of these issues as a nationally recognized speaker who regularly appears on the lecture circuit. His new political book, Writings on the Wall – Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White will be released August 2016 by Time Books and offers his personal perspectives on political issues facing America today.

In 2012, Kareem was appointed to be the U.S. Cultural Ambassador by then Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Currently he serves as the chairman of his Skyhook Foundation whose mission is to “Give Kids a Shot That Can’t be Blocked”  by bringing educational opportunities to under-served communities through innovative outdoor environmental learning.  Kareem’s most recent projects include the HBO Sports documentary, Kareem: Minority of One, which debuted in early November 2015 as HBO’s most watched and highest rated sports documentary. His debut novel Mycroft Holmes—a mystery novel and the first of an action/mystery series based on Sherlock Holmes’s savvy older brother—was released in by Titan Publishing in September 2015. Following the success of his novel, the comic, Mycroft Holmes & the Apocalypse Handbook  will be released during Comi-Con in San Diego in July 2016.

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JIM HARDISON -Spring/Summer 2016

Jim Hardison has worked as a writer, screen writer, animator and film director. He started his professional career by co-writing and producing a low-budget direct-to-video feature film,The Creature from Lake Michigan. Making a bad movie can be a crash course in the essential elements of good character and story, and The Creature From Lake Michiganwas a tremendously bad movie. Shifting his focus entirely to animation, Jim joined Will Vinton Studios where he directed animated commercials for M&M’s and on the stop-motion TV seriesGary and Mike. While working at Vinton, he also co-wrote the television special Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappywith actor Paul Reiser.

In ancient times, the Dark Lord Mauron cooked the most powerful magic chocolate dessert ever made, the Pudding of Power. One thousand and two years later, the evil leader of the Bad Religion, the Heartless One, is trying to recover the lost pudding in order to enslave the peoples of Grome. Only the depressed barbarian warrior Thoral Might Fist and his best friend, Brad the talking Koi fish, have a chance to save the world of Grome from destruction, but that's going to take a ridiculous amount of magic and mayhem. Thus begins the epically silly epic fantasy of epic proportions, Fish Wielder--book one of the Fish Wielder Trilogy.

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B.A. PARIS -Spring/Summer 2016

B.A. Paris is from a Franco/Irish background. She was brought up in England and moved to France where she spent some years working as a trader in an international bank before re-training as a teacher and setting up a language school with her husband. They still live in France and have five daughters.

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You might not want to like them, but you do. You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realise Jack and Grace are never apart.

Some might call this true love. Others might ask why Grace never answers the phone. Or how she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. And why there are bars on one of the bedroom windows.

From author B. A. Paris comes a thriller and international phenomenon Behind Closed Doors.

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ALLY HAMILTON -Spring/Summer 2016

Ally Hamilton grew up in New York City and graduated from Columbia University with a B.A., having done an English major and Psychology minor. During her senior year, she wandered into a yoga class thinking it was going to be too easy for her, and that yoga was “stretching on the floor.” After having her ass handed to her, she was hooked. Not only was the physical challenge appealing, she discovered yoga was a way of being, not something you do for 90 minutes on a mat.

Ally Hamilton changed her life with the eight limbs of yoga, a spiritual tradition first recorded in the Yoga Sutras 1,600 years ago. Join Ally as she shows you how to apply the wisdom of this honored tradition to your modern-day life.

Physical poses?asanas?are the best-known aspects of yoga, but in the eight limbs practice, healing comes through exploring your relationship to the world and to yourself while learning to recognize the obstacles that block your path. Yoga’s Healing Power shows how to create the life you want from the inside out, working with your mind and emotions, your body and breath, your memories and your pain. With hands-on exercises, meditations, journaling prompts, and stories of healing, this book helps you uncover your particular gifts and begin to feel joy.

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ELAINE VIETS -Spring/Summer 2016

Elaine Viets has written twenty-nine mysteries in three series: the bestselling Dead-End Job series with South Florida PI Helen Hawthorne, the cozy Josie Marcus Mystery Shopper mysteries, and the dark Francesca Vierling mysteries. With the Angela Richman Death Investigator series, Elaine returns to her hardboiled roots and uses her experience as a stroke survivor and her studies at the Medicolegal Death Investigators Training Course at St. Louis University. Elaine is director at large for the Mystery Writers of America. She's a frequent contributor to Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and anthologies edited by Charlaine Harris and Lawrence Block. Elaine won the Anthony, Agatha and Lefty Awards.

The Angela Richman, Death Investigator series returns the prolific author to her hard-boiled roots and draws on her personal experiences as a stroke survivor, as well as her studies in the Medicolegal Death Investigators Training Course at St. Louis University’s School of Medicine.

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A. LEE MARTINEZ -Spring/Summer 2016

A. Lee Martinez was born in El Paso, Texas. At the age of eighteen, for no apparent reason, he started writing novels. Thirteen short years (and a little over a dozen manuscripts) later, his first novel, Gil's All Fright Diner was published. Since then he has published or is about to publish five additional novels, including the forthcoming Divine Misfortune. His hobbies include juggling, games of all sorts, and astral projecting. Also, he likes to sing along with the radio when he's in the car by himself.

Constance Verity has been saving the world since she was seven, and she’s sick of it. She sets off on one last adventure to reset her destiny and become the one thing she’s never been: ordinary.

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GORDON CHAPLIN -Spring/Summer 2016

Gordon Chaplin is the author of the novel Joyride and several works of non-fiction, includingDark Wind: A Survivors Tale of Love and Loss: Full Fathom Five: Ocean Warming and a Father's Legacy, and Fever Coast Log: at Sea in Central America. A former journalist forNewsweek, the Baltimore Sun, and the Washington Post, he has worked on marine conservation with the Baja group Niparaja and since 2003 has been a research associate with the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. He lives with his wife Sarah and young daughter Rosie in New York City and Hebron, NY, and is the father of two older daughters, Diana and Julia.

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BETH LEWIS -Spring/Summer 2016

Beth Lewis was raised in the wilds of Cornwall and split her childhood between books and the beach. She has traveled extensively throughout the world and has had close encounters with black bears, killer whales, and great white sharks. She has been, at turns, a bank cashier, a fire performer, and a juggler, and she is currently a managing editor at Titan Books in London.The Wolf Road is her first novel.

The Wolf Road is an intimate cat-and-mouse tale of revenge and redemption, played out against a vast, unforgiving landscape—told by an indomitable young heroine fighting to escape her past and rejoin humanity.

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SHARON POTTS -Spring/Summer 2016

Sharon Potts is the award-winning, critically acclaimed author of three thriller novels. A native of New York, Sharon graduated from New York University's Stern School of Business. Before migrating to Miami, she worked as a CPA for a major public accounting firm. In Miami, Sharon served as a managing director of an international staffing company and president of an executive search/accounting recruitment firm.

Sharon is vice-president of the Florida chapter of Mystery Writers of America and a member of International Thriller Writers. Her career as a mystery/thriller writer began with In Their Blood, winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award and recipient of a starred review in Publishers Weekly, followed by Someone's Watching and now, The Devil's Madonna.

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ANNE FRAISER -Spring/Summer 2016

Anne Frasier writes fiction and nonfiction in the genres of suspense, mystery, thriller, romantic suspense, paranormal, and memoir. She won a RITA for romantic suspense, and the Daphne du Maurier for paranormal romance. Her thrillers have hit the USA Today list and have been featured in Mystery Guild, Literary Guild, and Book of the Month Club. Her memoir, The Orchard, was an O, The Oprah MagazineFall Pick, One Book, One Community read, a B+ review in Entertainment Weekly, and a Librarians’ Best Books of 2011.

Well-known in the mystery community, Frasier served as hardcover judge for the Thriller presented by International Thriller Writers, and was guest of honor at the Diversicon 16 mystery/science fiction conference held in Minneapolis.  Frasier has received high praise from print publications such as Publishers Weekly, Minneapolis Star Tribune, and Crimespree, as well as online praise from Spinetingler,  Book Loons,Armchair Interviews, Sarah Weinman’sConfessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind, and Ali Karim’s Shots Magazine.  Her books have featured cover quotes from Lisa Gardner, Jane Ann Krentz, Linda Howard, Kay Hooper, and J.A. Konrath. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and International Thriller Writers. She divides her time between  Saint Paul, Minnesota, and her writing studio in rural Wisconsin.

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JULIETTE FAY -Spring/Summer 2016

Juliette’s latest novel, The Tumbling Turner Sisters, was published by Simon & Schuster on June 14, 2016. Her first published novel, Shelter Me, was designated as one of the ten best works of fiction in 2009 by the Massachusetts Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Library of Congress. It was also named to the Indie Next List of the American Booksellers Association, was chosen as one of six novels for Target’s 2009 Bookmarked Club, and was a Good Housekeeping featured Book Pick. Her second novel, Deep Down True, was short-listed for the Women’s Fiction Award of the American Library Association. The Shortest Way Home, her third novel, was chosen as one of Library Journal‘s Top 5 Best Books of 2012: Women’s Fiction.

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Stephen Baxter was born in 1957 and has degrees from Cambridge and Southampton. He is the preeminent science fiction writer of his generation. With Terry Pratchett, he as coauthored the Long Earth novels. As a world-renowned bestselling author, Baxter has won many major awards in the UK, US, Germany, and Japan including the British Science Fiction Award (four times), and he has been shortlisted for the Hugo Award (six nominations), the Arthur C. Clarke Award (seven nominations), and has been awarded the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, and the Theodore Sturgeon Award. Baxter has also been shortlisted for the Locus Award seventy-two times, and won once. He lives in Northumberland with his wife.

Alastair Reynolds was born in Barry, South Wales, in 1966. He studied at Newcastle and St. Andrews Universities and has a PhD in astronomy. He stopped working as an astrophysicist for the European Space Agency to become a full-time writer. Reynolds is a bestselling author and has been awarded the British Science Fiction award, along with being shortlisted for the Hugo Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Award, and the Locus Award.

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K. EASON -Spring/Summer 2016

K. Eason started telling tales in her early childhood. After earning two degrees in English literature, she decided to stop writing about everyone else’s stories and get back to writing her own. Now she teaches first-year college students about the zombie apocalypse, Aristotelian ethics, and Beowulf (not all at once). She lives in Southern California with her husband and two black cats, and she powers everything with coffee.

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JONATHAN STONE -Spring/Summer 2016

Jonathan Stone does most of his writing on the commuter train between the Connecticut suburbs and Manhattan, where he is a creative director at a midtown advertising agency. His fifth novel, Moving Day, published in May 2014, was a Kindle First selection. His novel The Teller was published in May 2015. And his forthcoming novel Two for the Show will be published in June 2016.

He has short stories in the two most recent Mystery Writers of America anthologies. "East Meets West," appears in the collection "Ice Cold - Tales of Intrigue from the Cold War," (2104) edited by Jeffery Deaver. "Hedge", appears in the MWA anthology, "The Mystery Box", edited by Brad Meltzer (2013). His short story "Mailman", will be published in Best American Mystery Stories 2016, edited by Elizabeth George.

A graduate of Yale, Jon is married, with a son and daughter.

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WILLIAM LASHNER -Spring/Summer 2016

William Lashner is the New York Times Bestselling creator of Victor Carl, who has been called by Booklist one of the mystery novel’s “most compelling, most morally ambiguous characters.” The Victor Carl novels, which have been translated into more than a dozen foreign languages and have been sold all across the globe, include BAGMEN, KILLER’S KISS, FALLS THE SHADOW, FATAL FLAW, and HOSTILE WITNESS. He is also the author of BLOOD AND BONE, THE ACCOUNTING, and, most recently, THE BARKEEP, which was a Digital Book World Number One Bestselling Ebook.

Lashner was a criminal prosecutor with the Department of Justice in Washington D.C. before quitting the law to write fulltime. A graduate of the New York University School of Law, as well as the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he lives with his wife and three children outside Philadelphia.

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KAT HOWARD -Spring/Summer 2016

Kat Howard is a writer of fantasy, science fiction, and horror who lives and writes in New Hampshire. Her short fiction has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award, performed on NPR, and anthologized in year’s best and best of volumes. In the past, she’s been a competitive fencer and a college professor. Her debut novel, Roses and Rot was released from Saga Press in May of 2016, and will be followed by another novel in summer 2017 and a short fiction collection, A Cathedral of Myth and Bone, in 2018, both also from Saga.

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GUY GAVRIEL KAY -Spring/Summer 2016

Guy Gavriel Kay is a #1 international bestselling author of ten previous novels and an acclaimed collection of poetry, Beyond This Dark House. Kay made his literary debut assisting Christopher Tolkien in the editorial construction of J.R.R. Tolkien's unfinished The Silmarillion.

His work has been translated into over twenty languages and he has been nominated for and has won numerous literary awards including The World Fantasy Award and The Aurora Award. He is also the recipient of the International Goliardos Prize (presented in Mexico City) for his contributions to the literature of the fantastic. Guy Gavriel Kay lives in Toronto.

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STEPHANIE FAUBION -Spring/Summer 2016

As a clinician who has practiced in the Women's Health Clinic at Mayo Clinic for over 10 years and has evaluated and treated women with menopausal, hormonal and sexual health concerns, Stephanie S. Faubion, M.D., has a broad interest in women's health. Dr. Faubion's research encompasses sex- and gender-based differences in disease, menopause, hormone therapy, healthy aging, and sexual health and dysfunction in women.

MAYO CLINIC: THE MENOPAUSE SOLUTION is the definitive guide to making your life change a positive one. Drawing on the latest information, leading women's health expert Dr. Stephanie Faubion covers common questions, lifestyle strategies, and treatment options.

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MARKO KLOOS -Spring/Summer 2016

Marko Kloos was born and raised in Germany, in and around the city of Münster. In the past, he has been a soldier, bookseller, freight dock worker, and corporate IT administrator before he decided that he wasn’t cut out for anything other than making stuff up for a living.

Marko writes primarily science fiction and fantasy, his first genre love ever since his youth when he spent his allowance mostly on German SF pulp serials. He likes bookstores, kind people, October in New England, Scotch, and long walks on the beach with Scotch.

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CAMILLE GRIEP -Spring/Summer 2016

Camille Griep lives just north of Seattlewith her partner, Adam, and their dogs Dutch(ess) and Hippo(lyta). Born in Billings, Montana, she moved to Southern California to attend Claremont McKenna College, graduating with a dual degree in Biology and Literature.

She wrote her way through corporate careers in marketing, commercial real estate, and financial analysis before taking an extended sabbatical to devote more time to her craft.

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ERNEST CLINE -Spring/Summer 2016

ERNEST CLINE has worked as a short-order cook, fish gutter, plasma donor, elitist video store clerk, and tech support drone. His primary occupation, however, has always been geeking out, and he eventually threw aside those other promising career paths to express his love of pop culture fulltime as a spoken word artist and screenwriter. His 2009 film" Fanboys," much to his surprise, became a cult phenomenon. These days Ernie lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, their daughter, and a large collection of classic video games.READY PLAYER ONE is his first novel."

At once gleefully embracing and brilliantly subverting science-fiction conventions as only Ernest Cline could, ARMADA is a rollicking, surprising thriller, a classic coming of age adventure, and an alien invasion tale like nothing you’ve ever read before—one whose every page is infused with the pop-culture savvy that has helped make READY PLAYER ONE a phenomenon.

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JEFF WHEELER -Spring/Summer 2016

Jeff took an early retirement from his career at Intel in 2014 to write full-time and is now a WSJ bestselling author. He is, most importantly, a husband and father, a devout member of his church, and is occasionally spotted roaming hills with oak trees and granite boulders in California or in any number of the state's majestic redwood groves. He is also one of the founders of Deep Magic: the E-zine of Clean Fantasy and Science Fiction

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Publishers and Companies


47North is the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror imprint of Amazon Publishing, the full-service publishing arm of Amazon. From international bestsellers, to debut fiction, to critically acclaimed novels, 47North offers great reads across a wide array of subgenres to a global audience in print, e-book, audio, and deluxe formats. Launched in October 2011, 47North refers to the latitude coordinates for Seattle, Amazon Publishing’s home city.


Ace Books, the science fiction/fantasy imprint of The Berkley Publishing Group, is the oldest continuously operating science fiction publisher in the United States.  Founded in 1953, Ace has published many of the science fiction/fantasy titles that have become classics over the last 60 years, includingFrank Herbert’s bestselling Dune series, T.H. White’s Arthurian novel The Once and Future King, Robert A. Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land, andWilliam Gibson’s breakout book Neuromancer, which is credited with introducing the concept of cyberspace.

Today Ace continues to publish bestselling, influential science fiction/fantasy writers, including Charlaine Harris, whose #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series was the basis for HBO’s hit show “True Blood;” classic science fiction authors like Joe Haldeman, John Varley, and Jack McDevitt, all of whom have been with the imprint for decades; and award winners Charles Stross, Alastair Reynolds, and Stephen Baxter.  Authors who have grown in the Ace list from paperback original into #1 New York Times bestsellers in hardcover include Charlaine Harris, Laurell K. Hamilton, and Patricia Briggs.


Akashic Books is a Brooklyn-based independent company dedicated to publishing urban literary fiction and political nonfiction by authors who are either ignored by the mainstream, or who have no interest in working within the ever-consolidating ranks of the major corporate publishers.
Akashic Books Website

AmazonCrossing: An Amazon Imprint
With translations of foreign language books from around the world, AmazonCrossing makes award-winning and bestselling books accessible to many readers for the first time. The goal is “to respond to what ... customers around the world … enjoy and help bring those books to an English-speaking audience,” according to Jeff Belle, Vice President of Books and head of the imprint.www.amazoncrossing.com

AmazonEncore: An Amazon Imprint
AmazonEncore is a publishing imprint of Amazon.com which uses information such as customer reviews on Amazon.com to identify exceptional, overlooked books and authors with more potential than their sales may indicate. Amazon then works with the authors to introduce or re-introduce their books to readers through marketing support and distribution into multiple channels and formats, such as the Amazon.com Books Store, Amazon Kindle Store, and national and independent bookstores via third-party wholesalers.


Founded in 1953 Anchor Books is the oldest trade paperback publisher in America. The goal was to make inexpensive editions of modern classics widely available to college students and the adult public. Today, Anchor’s list boasts award-winning history, science, women’s studies, sociology, and quality fiction. Authors published by Anchor Books include Chinua Achebe, Ian McEwan, Alexander McCall Smith, Julia Glass, Karen Armstrong, Anne Rice, Jon Krakauer, Chuck Palahniuk, Mary Gordon, Dan Brown, and Margaret Atwood.
Visit their website here: http://knopfdoubleday.com/imprint/anchor/


Avery is an imprint dedicated to nonfiction with a strong takeaway for the reader. Our categories include accessible health, wellness, cookbooks, science, and psychology from cutting-edge experts.
Visit their website here: http://www.penguin.com/meet/publishers/avery/


Avon Publications was an American paperback book and comic book publisher. As of 2010, it is an imprint of HarperCollins, publishing primarily romance novels. Avon has been publishing award-winning books since 1941. It is recognized for having pioneered the historical romance category and continues to bring the best of commercial literature to the broadest possible audience.

Azimuth Press

We are Azimuth Press - collective working in fields of visual art and education. We are working in a field of education. We create workshop and educational programmes, that work as a manifestation of our idea and as a training ground. We love to collaborate, and strongly believe in non-formal, anti-hierarchic order of education, where all sides can benefit. We make art, we educate, we envision and publish. Our mission is to do some good stuff and have some quality time.


Jim Baen started his publishing career, appropriately enough, in the complaint department of Ace Books after stints in the Army, at CCNY, and in Greenwich Village in the Sixties working as the manager of a folk music coffee shop (a "basket house"). He soon moved to take Judy Lynn Del Rey's place at Galaxy magazine, and became editor of Galaxy and If in 1974 after brief trip back to Ace to be assistant Gothics editor. While at Galaxy he published such authors as Jerry Pournelle, Charles Sheffield, Joanna Russ and John Varley, and was nominated for several Hugo Awards. He returned to Ace to head their science fiction line, working with publisher Tom Doherty. When Doherty left to start Tor, Baen shortly followed and started the SF line there. In 1983 he had the opportunity to start his own independent company, Baen Books, distributed then and now by Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster. Baen Books has become a market leader, publishing books at the heart of SF, by authors such as David Drake, Lois McMaster Bujold, Elizabeth Moon, David Weber, James Hogan, Mercedes Lackey, Larry Niven and many more. Jim Baen was very active on the baen.com website, "Baen's Bar," where his interests in evolutionary biology, space technology, politics, military history, and bad puns are discussed along with science fiction.
He passed away June 12, 2006 after a stroke. His obituary may be read at www.david-drake.com
Visit their website here: http://www.baen.com/

becker&mayer! is one of the foremost book producers in the United States and a member of the American Book Producers Association. Their staff of 70 is composed of editors, designers, photo researchers, product developers, and production specialists—all of whom work in-house to create unique books of the highest quality.

Their adult titles span a wide array of nonfiction topics and are published under their clients' names, including, among others, Chronicle Books, HarperCollins, Random House, and Simon & Schuster. Many of these books are created in association with licenses such as Lucasfilm, Pixar, MLB, and NASCAR. becker&mayer! also enjoys a long history of working in partnership with high-profile individuals, including Bob Dylan, Stan Lee, and David McCullough, and with estates representing legendary figures such as Kurt Cobain, John Lennon, and Audrey Hepburn.

In children's books, they are a leader in creating and manufacturing titles in the "book-plus" category and in creating unique formats that stand out at retail. With extensive experience working in plastics, electronics, and other materials, the company has created many successful series over the years for a number of publishing partners. The Juvenile Book Group also has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Disney, creating high-profile, best-selling books for their "High School Musical," "Hannah Montana," and "Camp Rock" franchises.

Recognized throughout the industry as the place for innovative, high-quality, illustrated books, becker&mayer! can handle every aspect of book production—from initial book concept work through to delivery of bound books. With extensive creative and manufacturing contacts worldwide, becker&mayer! can be contracted for any variety of book producing services. beckermayer.com/

Chickadee Prince

Chickadee Prince Books, based in Brooklyn, NY, is a quality small press, and a traveling bookstore, selling the most acclaimed and award-winning indie books (and only indie books).


Chronicle Books is an independent publisher based in San Francisco that has been making things since the Summer of Love. We are inspired by the enduring magic of books, and by sparking the passions of others.

Founded in 2008 by novelist Stona Fitch, the Concord Free Press is a non-profit foundation dedicated to pushing the boundaries of publishing. The Press publishes novels and gives them away for free, asking that readers make a voluntary donation to a local charity or individual in need. Its first five books have already generated more than $228,000 in donations to diverse causes and individuals in need throughout the world. This author-led, all-volunteer effort has attracted thousands of supporters from around the world. Its Advisory Board includes Megan Abbott, Russell Banks, Gregory Maguire, Stephen McCauley, Joyce Carol Oates, Tom Perrotta, Francine Prose, and others.

In 2011, the CFP founded the Concord ePress, its ebook division, which sells ebooks to support the Concord Free Press. Proceeds from the sale of Concord ePress books are split evenly between the author and the all-volunteer Concord Free Press, which uses the funds to support its mission of linking reading and generosity.
Concord Free Press
Concord ePress


CreateSpace is a DBA of On-Demand Publishing LLC, part of the Amazon group of companies.


Established in 1933, the Crown imprint is a leading publisher of bestselling fiction and critically acclaimed narrative nonfiction in categories that include biography and memoir, history, science, politics, and current events. Bestselling authors on our nonfiction list include President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, President George W. Bush, Erik Larson, Tom Reiss, Rebecca Skloot, Rachel Maddow, Peter Bergen, David Sanger, Ben Macintyre, Susan Cain, and Gretchen Rubin. Our bestselling fiction authors include Gillian Flynn, Ernest Cline, Andy Weir, Rosamund Lupton, Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, Chris Pavone, Michelle Moran, and Jean M. Auel.

Crowne Archetype

Crown Archetype is a hardcover publisher of leading voices in thepop-culture conversation. We showcase unique points of view and storytelling, from actors and comedians to athletes and coaches to musicians and performance artists. Authors include Mindy Kaling, John Cleese, Carol Burnett, Jim Gaffigan, Marina Abramovic, Mike Matheny, Bill Parcells, Jalen Rose, Rod Stewart, Graham Nash, Phil Collins, Robbie Robertson, Jill Soloway, and Mike Massimino.
Visit their website here: http://crownpublishing.com/imprint/crown-archetype/

Dey Street Books

Dey Street Books is dedicated to connecting authors with their readers through strong editorial vision coupled with innovative and impactful marketing and publicity campaigns. Dey Street Books strives to publish in a wide array of categories and formats, with our list ultimately guided by our editorial tastes and the vision of our authors. Our goal is simple—to reach the widest possible audience with books that provoke, inspire, educate and entertain. Our recent bestsellers include Yes Please by Amy Poehler, Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik, 10% Happier by Dan Harris, Not My Father’s Son by Alan Cumming, Don’t’ Give Up, Don’t Give In by Louis Zamperini, My Drunk Kitchen by Hannah Hart, and Kim Gordon’s Girl in a Band. Dey Street Books is also home to Tim Burton, Russell Brand, Robert Christgau, Justin Halpern, Rob Sheffield, Gene Simmons, Slash, and Neil Strauss, just to name a few.
Visit their website here:  http://www.deystreetbooks.com/whoweare

Dutton: A Penguin Group imprint
A century and a half after Dutton sold its first book, the publishing house has maintained its ability to get great books into the hands of many readers. Approximately one in every four books published by Dutton hits the New York Times bestseller list. With an eye toward a focused list of titles, Dutton currently publishes 40 hardcovers a year, roughly half fiction and half non-fiction. Dutton is currently home to many #1 New York Times bestselling authors, most notably Harlan Coben, Ken Follett, Eckhart Tolle, and Al Franken. Dutton also publishes the New York Times bestselling authors Tami Hoag, Linda Fairstein, Eric Jerome Dickey, Kelley Armstrong, Raymond Khoury, John Lescroart, John Hodgman, and Daniel Levitin..

Edge Books

Aerial/Edge is an independent publisher of poetry and poetics based in Washington, DC. The first issue of Aerial appeared in 1984. Edge Books began publication in 1989.

Aerial is focused primarily on the avant garde and the experimental, broadly defined, following from recent North American experimentation by such groups as Black Mountain, New York School, L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, San Francisco Renaissance, and antecedents including John Cage, Gertrude Stein, and William Carlos Williams.

Emily Bestler Books/Atria

“Remember the first time you fell in love with a book? We hope to recapture that feeling for you over and over. Emily Bestler Books was founded with one guiding principle in mind: to find the very best reads available and to put them into the hands of as many readers as we can. We are passionate about this mission and in pursuit of it have decided to give ourselves as much leeway as possible and open the imprint up to a number of different categories. After all, books are as varied as their readers. On our shelves you will find fiction and nonfiction, pulse-pounding thrillers, delectable cookbooks, distinctive memoirs, international crime fiction, and smart, deeply felt novels with a literary flair. In short, we have a book for everyone.”

Epic Ink: A becker&mayer! imprint
Epic Ink is a new company from becker&mayer!—preeminent producer of innovative illustrated books for publishers worldwide. They have extensive experience collaborating on book projects with a wide range of major entertainment companies, high-profile estates, and personalities from the world of rock and roll.
Epic Ink is located in Bellevue, Washington, and, along with Chronicle Books and SPIN Media, is a member of The McEvoy Group.

Evil Dog Productions

Evil-Dog Productions is a Montreal based company.  They make flash & mobile games about zombies, music, ninjas, space and lots of other cool things! Marco Arsenault is Evil-Dog, the head of the company and has been making music and games for a while now.

Feiwel & Friends: A Macmillan imprint
Feiwel and Friends is a publisher of innovative children's fiction and nonfiction literature, including hardcover, paperback series, and individual titles. The list is eclectic and combines quality and commercial appeal for readers ages 0-16. The imprint is dedicated to "book by book" publishing, bringing the work of distinctive and outstanding authors, illustrators, and ideas to the marketplace. Feiwel and Friends is defined and guided by our principle: Our books are friends for life.
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Fiery Seas Publishing

Founded in 2014, Fiery Seas Publishing thrives in putting out high-quality books for men, women, and young adults to enjoy long after they close the cover.

Reading is about being on an adventure with characters who come to life through the pages. It could be a great love story, a edge-of-your-seat suspense, or even something out of this world. Fantastic adventures with characters who stay with you is what you can expect from Fiery Seas Publishing.
Visit their website here: http://www.fieryseaspublishing.com/

Gallery Books

Gallery Books is committed to serving readers and dedicated to publishing a wide variety of must-read books. Gallery is designed to showcase established voices and to introduce emerging new ones both in fiction and nonfiction, and across a variety of genres. With a focus on women’s fiction, pop culture, lifestyle, and memoir, Gallery publishes New York Times bestselling authors from Tori Spelling to Tim Gunn.

Grand Central Publishing

Grand Central Publishing, formerly Warner Books, came into existence in 1970 when Warner Communications acquired the Paperback Library, subsequently publishing paperback reprints editions of such bestsellers as Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird and Umberto Eco's The Name Of The Rose. Today Grand Central Publishing reaches a diverse audience through hardcover, trade paperback and mass market imprints that cater to every kind of reader.
Visit them at www.grandcentralpublishing.com

Harlequin MIRA

Harlequin is one of the world's leading publishers of books for women. The Toronto-based company publishes more than 110 titles a month in 34 languages in 110 international markets on six continents. These books are written by over 1,300 talented authors worldwide, offering women a broad range of reading from bestseller fiction to romance, from young adult novels to nonfiction, from African-American novels to inspirational romance, and more. With half of its books sold overseas and a tremendous 95% outside Canada—it is both the country's most successful publisher and one of its most international businesses.

Harper Teen

HarperCollins Publishers is the second-largest consumer book publisher in the world.

Headquartered in New York, HarperCollins has publishing operations in 18 countries. With nearly two hundred years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 17 languages, and has a print and digital catalog of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals, and the Man Booker Prize.

Hodder & Stoughton UK

Hodder & Stoughton is a major publisher within Hachette UK, one of the UK’s biggest publishing groups. We publish a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles and are renowned for passion, quality and delivering bestselling commercial books in many different formats.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

For nearly two centuries, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Trade division has published some of the world's most renowned novels, non-fiction, children's books and reference works. As part of one of the world's leading learning companies, it is uniquely positioned to create educational and entertaining content for multiple channels and in various formats — from hardcovers and paperbacks to eBooks and mobile apps. Its distinguished author list includes eight Nobel Prize winners, forty-seven Pulitzer Prize winners, thirteen National Book Award winners, and more than one hundred Caldecott, Newbery, Printz, and Sibert Medal and Honor recipients. HMH is also home to The Best American series®; The American Heritage® and Webster's New World™ dictionaries; Betty Crocker®, Better Homes and Gardens®, How to Cook Everything®, The Gourmet Cookbook, and other leading culinary properties; the Peterson Field Guides®; CliffsNotes; books by J.R.R. Tolkien; and many iconic children's books and characters including Curious George®, The Little Prince and The Polar Express.

Image Comics

Image is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by seven of Marvel Comics’ best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has gone on to become the third largest comics publisher in the United States.


From Inkshare: “We're a book publisher that has readers, not agents or editors, decide what we publish. We publish any work that successfully hits a pre-order threshold on our platform. By “publish” we mean that we edit, design, print, distribute, and market books.”
Visit their website here: https://www.inkshares.com/

IslandPort Press

Islandport Press was founded in 1999 and published its first book in 2000. The Maine-based company celebrated its 15th Anniversary in 2014 and passed the 100 books published mark in the process.

From the beginning the company has been dedicated to this mission:

Islandport is a dynamic, award-winning publisher dedicated to stories rooted in the essence and sensibilities of New England. We strive to capture and explore the grit, heart, beauty, and infectious spirit of the region by telling tales, real and imagined, that can be appreciated in many forms by readers, dreamers, and adventurers everywhere.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.'s Professional/Trade (P/T) business serves professionals and consumers alike, producing books, subscription content, and information services, in all media, in targeted categories. Their portfolio of global brands includes For Dummies, Frommer's, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, CliffsNotes, Webster's New World, J.K. Lasser, Jossey-Bass, Pfeiffer, and Sybex. Subject areas include business, technology, architecture, professional culinary, psychology, education, travel, health, religion, consumer reference, pets, and general interest.

Liberty Street/ Time Inc.

Formerly Time Home Entertainment imprint.

Liewellyn Pub

As the world's oldest and largest independent publisher of books for body, mind, and spirit, Llewellyn is dedicated to bringing our readers the very best in metaphysical books and resources. Since 1901, we've been at the forefront of holistic and metaphysical publishing and thought. We've been a source of illumination, instruction, and new perspectives on a wealth of topics, including astrology, tarot,wellness, earth-based spirituality, magic, and the paranormal. From e-books to tarot-themed iPhone apps, Llewellyn has embraced the Digital Age to continue our mission.

Llewellyn grew to include two critically acclaimed and award-winning imprints. Midnight Ink, an imprint for mystery fiction, was launched in 2006. Flux an imprint for young adult fiction, was launched also in 2006. During the course of its lifetime as a Llewellyn imprint, Flux proudly launched the careers of three New York Times bestselling authors: Laurie Faria Stolarz, Maggie Stiefvater, and Simone Elkeles. Llewellyn sold the Flux imprint to North Star Editions, Inc. in 2016.

Llewellyn also partners with Italian publisher Lo Scarabeo, as the exclusive US and Canadian distributor of their beautiful tarot and oracle decks. They also partner with Blue Angel, an Australian publisher of oracles, books, CDs, and other sidelines.
Visit their website here: https://www.hodder.co.uk/Information/About%20Us.page

Macmillan UK

Pan Macmillan UK is one of the largest general book publishers in the UK, with imprints including Macmillan, Mantle, Pan, Picador, Boxtree, Sidgwick & Jackson, Bello, Tor, Kingfisher, Macmillan Children's Books, Two Hoots, Bluebird, Campbell Books, Macmillan New Writing and Macmillan Digital Audio. You can find out more here about the Pan Macmillan Imprints. Pan Macmillan is part of Macmillan Publishers International Limited.
Visit their website here: https://www.panmacmillan.com/about

Margaret K. McElderry Books

Founded by legendary editor Margaret K. McElderry in 1972, Margaret K. McElderry Books is a boutique imprint of Simon & Schuster’s Children’s Division, recognized internationally as a publisher of literary author-driven fiction and nonfiction for the teen, middle grade, picture book, and poetry markets. We specialize in high quality literary fantasy, contemporary, and historical fiction, as well as character-driven picture books and poetry for all ages. McElderry Books is proud of our global identity. We are a leader in acquiring properties from foreign publishers as well as being known for attracting and nurturing talent from other countries.

Minotaur Books

Minotaur Books, one of the most awarded and respected imprints of crime fiction and mysteries, delivers a broad range of crime fiction titles to readers, covering all the subgenres of the category. Minotaur also publishes many titles in paperback every year.

Montlake Romance

Named after a Seattle neighborhood, Montlake Romance delivers happily-ever-afters for all romantic reading tastes from steamy to sweet, from sweeping historicals to provocative paranormals. (From NetGalley https://s2.netgalley.com/catalog/publisher/81288)

NAL Trade

Berkley Publishing Group is a long-running and successful multi-format publishing line, with an unparalleled roster of bestselling authors and an impressive range of books that appeal to readers of all genres.  Berkley and sister imprint New American Library publish a wide selection of fiction and nonfiction—from bestselling novels to literary classics; from celebrity memoirs to serious nonfiction; from romance to mystery to science fiction/fantasy.

Our list is home to #1 international bestselling novelists, popular authors of romance and women’s fiction, influential science fiction/fantasy writers, celebrity authors, leading mystery writers, and military historians, among others. The Berkley/NAL imprints—including Jove, Signet, Ace, Roc, Sensation, and Caliber—publish books in all formats: hardcover, trade paperback, mass market, and ebook.

New Page Books

“On March 22, 2000, Ron Fry, President and founder of Career Press announced the creation of a new general nonfiction imprint called New Page Books. “We felt for many seasons," said Mr. Fry, "that we had outgrown our name, particularly as we published wedding planners or health books, or other categories not ordinarily associated with a publisher like Career Press. Of course, Career Press has established a name for itself these past 18 years; we didn't want to lose that. We believe New Page Books will bring some of our important new lines to an even wider audience.

“New Page Books launched its first list in Fall 2000. Prominent categories for the imprint include Mind/Body/Spirit, Self-Help, Science, History, Paranormal, New Thought, UFO, Ancient Mysteries, and Health titles. We promote the phrase "Expect Something Different" and try to meet those standards with every new season of books.”
Visit their website here: http://www.newpagebooks.com/?section=home

Oxmoor House/Time Inc

Oxmoor House is the book publishing division of Birmingham, Alabama based Southern Progress Corporation. Oxmoor House was founded in 1979 when it began publishing Southern Living's Southern Living Annual Recipes. Today it publishes books relating to cooking, crafts, holidays, home improvement, and gardening.[1] The company also operates the Sunset Books division for Southern Progress's Sunset magazine. The company maintains its offices at Southern Progress's Corporate Campus in Birmingham. 

PassionFruit Games
PassionFruit Games is blazing a new trail in the gaming industry by transforming romance novels into interactive entertainment. They focus on creating romance casual games and pride themselves for being one of the first companies to make games written by, designed by, and created for intelligent, savvy, romance-seeking women. Their fellowship has created games together since 2006, the latest one receiving Yahoo’s prestigious “Game of the Year 2009” award for hidden object-style games. In April 2010 they will release Tiger Eye: Curse of the Riddle Box, a hidden-object style game loaded with compelling puzzles and minigames, beautiful voice-acted cinematics, and romance; it is available for pre-order now at passionfruitgames.com.


One of the most prestigious children’s paperback publishers in the United States, Puffin Books was founded on a strong literary tradition and a commitment to publishing a successful mix of classic children’s fiction and the best new literature. Over the years, Puffin has transformed from a small, yet distinguished paperback house, into one of the largest, most diverse, and successful children’s publishers in business, publishing everything from picture books to ground-breaking middle grade and teen fiction.

Penguin Young Readers
Penguin Group (USA) Inc. is also a global leader in children's publishing, through its Young Readers Group, with preeminent imprints such as Dial Books, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Philomel, Puffin, Speak, Firebird, G. P. Putnam's Sons, Razorbill, Viking, and Frederick Warne. These imprints are home to Laurie Halse Anderson, Frank Beddor, Judy Blume, Jan Brett, Eric Carle, Roald Dahl, Tomie dePaola, John Green, Eric Hill, Anthony Horowitz, Brian Jacques, Mike Lupica, Richard Peck, Patricia Polacco, and dozens of other popular authors. Penguin Young Readers Group is also proud of perennial favorites such as The Little Engine That Could and the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series.
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Philomel Books/Penguin

Philomel Books was created in the early 1980s from World Publishing Books for Young People, by Editor and Publisher Ann Beneduce. The World list lived up to its name, drawing in titles from around the globe—such as Mitsumasa Anno‘s Journey series and Satomi Ichikawa‘s Nora books. Ms. Beneduce was a pioneer as far as books that would sell to both trade and institutional markets, so for the new list she chose the name Philomel, a term for an English nightingale that means literally “love of learning.” The name implied that these books would be distinguished, beautiful in concept and form, fine enough to be sought as gifts, and original and handsome enough to be bought by libraries and schools. The early lists included such future classics as Eric Carle‘s The Very Hungry Caterpillar, an industry icon that has sold millions of copies worldwide and was even honored with its own U.S. postage stamp; Virginia Hamilton’s Newbery Honor-winning Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush; and Ed Young‘s Caldecott Honor-winning The Emperor and the Kite.


Plume was founded in 1970 as the trade paperback imprint of New American Library. In its early history, Plume focused primarily on nonfiction titles, publishing approximately 35 titles per year. In the early 1980s, as trade paperbacks were rapidly becoming the format of choice among a large segment of book buyers, Plume began expanding its reach, and became recognized as one of the pre-eminent trade paperback imprints. The 1980’s saw Plume make its mark with a number of major bestsellers, including Toni Morrison’s Tar Baby, Erica Jong‘s Fanny, Russell Baker‘s Growing Up, and Gloria Steinem’s Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, among others. Now, in 2014, Plume is publishing 85 to 100 titles a year, and its backlist currently encompasses approximately 700 titles.

Prometheus Books

Provocative, progressive and independent, Prometheus Books is committed to testing the boundaries of established thought and providing readers with thoughtful and authoritative books in a wide variety of categories.

Publishing intelligent nonfiction for the thoughtful lay reader, Prometheus Books is a leading publisher of the areas of popular science, philosophy, atheism, humanism, and critical thinking. Prometheus Books also publishes books in social science, current events, true crime, history, Islamic studies, religion, psychology, health and medicine, self-help, and other categories, as well as established classics in literature, philosophy, and the sciences.

Taking its name from the courageous Greek god who gave fire to humans—lighting the way to reason, intelligence, and independence—Prometheus Books was founded in 1969 by philosopher Paul Kurtz and is headquartered in Amherst, New York.

Prospect Park Books

Prospect Park Books is a California native, publishing beautiful print and digital books with wit, creativity, and intelligence. We’re a general trade publisher focusing on fiction, mysteries, cooking/food, humor, and regional/gift titles, and we work with authors, designers, and artists who are outside of the New York mainstream.Our titles are distributed by Consortium. You’ll find them everywhere books are sold, both in print and e-book form. 
Prospect Park Books Website


Jo Fletcher Books is part of the Quercus family, a small but perfectly formed list publishing the very best in best science fiction, fantasy and horror. JFB authors are writing critically acclaimed, award-winning and unputdownable novels right across the fantastical spectrum, encompassing everything from crime to literary fiction. If you love chunky, engrossing epic fantasy or fast-paced dystopian thrillers, alternate history or paranormal romance, far-future SF or mythic fantasy, spine-chilling horror or heroic fantasy, you’ll them all here: just step through the portal into the wonderful worlds of Jo Fletcher Books.


Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, is dedicated to young adult and middle grade books. We are committed to taking risks and exploring new ways to tell stories.


Roc is an imprint of the New American Library, or NAL, which is itself a division of the Penguin Group USA. Roc is one of the two SF/ F imprints for Penguin (the other being ACE itself).

Saga Press

Saga Press is an all-inclusive fantasy and science fiction imprint publishing great books across the spectrum of genre, from fantasy to science fiction, commercial to literary, speculative fiction to slipstream, urban fantasy to supernatural suspense.
Visit their website here: http://sagapress.com/

Sarah Chrichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux hs

Farrar, Straus and Company was founded in 1946 by Roger W. Straus and John C. Farrar. In 1964 Robert Giroux's name was added to the roster and the company became Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The firm is renowned for its international list of literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children's books. Farrar, Straus and Giroux authors have won extraordinary acclaim over the years, including numerous National Book Awards, Pulitzer Prizes, and twenty-two Nobel Prizes in literature. Nobel Prize-winners include Knut Hamsun, Hermann Hesse, T. S. Eliot, Pär Lagerkvist, François Mauriac, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Salvatore Quasimodo, Nelly Sachs, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Pablo Neruda, Eugenio Montale, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Czeslaw Milosz, Elias Canetti, William Golding, Wole Soyinka, Joseph Brodsky, Camilo José Cela, Nadine Gordimer, Derek Walcott, Seamus Heaney, and Mario Vargas Llosa.
Poetry has always played a pivotal role on the Farrar, Straus and Giroux list, which boasts some of the greatest names in modern verse, ranging from Elizabeth Bishop, Ted Hughes, and Philip Larkin to John Ashbery, Thom Gunn, and Les Murray.

Fiction has an even greater international reach, distinguished by Michael Cunningham, Jonathan Franzen, Peter Høeg, Amitav Ghosh, Roberto Bolaño, Denis Johnson, Jamaica Kincaid, Marilynne Robinson, Bernard Malamud, Alice McDermott, Péter Nádas, Flannery O'Connor, Walker Percy, Richard Powers, Susan Sontag, Scott Turow, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Tom Wolfe.

History, art history, natural history, current affairs and science round out a strong list in nonfiction represented by Thomas Friedman, Philip Gourevitch, George Packer, Alex Ross, Michael Holroyd, William Langewiesche, Gina Kolata, Louis Menand, and John McPhee, among others.

Seventh Street Books

Seventh Street Books®, where fiction is a crime, is devoted to publishing quality mystery and thriller fiction. It is an imprint of Prometheus Books, an independent publisher of provocative and progressive nonfiction.

Launched in October 2012, Seventh Street Books® debuted with a diverse lineup of crime fiction that included the mystery in Paris break-out hit The Bookseller: The First Hugo Marston Novel; the ?rst of a critically-acclaimed police procedural trilogy set in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, The Cold Cold Ground; the literary-noir mystery within a mystery Hammett Unwritten; a newly-blind psychiatrist as an “expert witness” in a murder trial in Dante’s Wood; and a new line of Carolyn Hart classics. Our first legal thriller—the compelling debut novel Corrupt Practices—was published in June 2013.

Seventh Street Books® continues to develop favorite characters (such as Hugo Marston, Samuel Craddock, Eli Paxton, Mark Angelotti, and Mac McLellan) and discover and nurture new authors (including Mark Pryor, Robert Rotstein, Lynne Raimondo, and Terry Shames.)

Simon & Schuster

As a major international publishing company, many Simon & Schuster titles are published globally, and its products –hardcovers, trade and mass market paperbacks, children’s books of every format, electronic books, audiobooks (in compact disk and digital download) of bestselling and critically acclaimed fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages and every conceivable taste — are distributed in more than 200 countries around the world.
Visit their website here: http://about.simonandschuster.biz/


Skyhorse Publishing, one of the fastest-growing independent book publishers in the United States, was launched in September 2006 by Tony Lyons, former president and publisher of the Lyons Press. It has had forty-two titles on the New York Times bestseller list over the course of its ten-year history.

Lyons is dedicated to publishing books that make people’s lives better, whether that means teaching them a hobby, bringing them a unique and important story, or encouraging them to fight against injustices, conspiracies, or abuses of power.

Skyhorse publishes a maverick list that includes fiction, nonfiction, history, politics, rural living, cooking, humor, and children’s books. Following in the footsteps of its parent company, Sky Pony’s goal is to provide books for readers with a wide variety of interests. Its continually growing list includes fiction, picture books, educational books, and novelty books, and it reissues well-loved classics.

With its fifteen imprints, including recently launched Hot Books, led by Salon founder David Talbot, it now boasts a backlist of more than six thousand titles, including the entire Arcade Publishing list, which it acquired in 2010. Skyhorse is distributed by Perseus Books Group in the United States and overseas, and by Thomas Allen & Son in Canada.

Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated is an American sports media franchise owned by Time Inc. Its self-titled magazine has over 3 million subscribers and is read by 23 million people each week, including over 18 million men.

St. Martin’s Press: A Macmillan imprint

Founded in 1952 by Macmillan in London, St. Martin's Press was for many years primarily a distributor of Macmillan books. However, particularly during the last 30 years, St. Martin’s grew rapidly as a publisher in its own right, finally becoming one of the seven largest publishers in America. Some of SMP’s most successful authors include: James Herriot, Rosamunde Pilcher, Dan Brown, Thomas Harris, Stephen Coonts, and Janet Evanovich. From their home in the Flatiron Building in New York, St. Martin’s publishes books under five imprints: St. Martin’s Press, Griffin, Minotaur, Thomas Dunne Books, and Truman Talley Books.

In December of 1986, SMP acquired Tor (the leading publisher of Sci-Fi/Fantasy) which is now its own separate company. For the past 15 years in a row, Tor has won the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Publisher. They also publish children’s books for ages 10-12 under the StarScape imprint and books for children 12 and above under the Tor Teen imprint.
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State University of New York Press

As an acclaimed international publisher of distinguished research and notable works of general interest since 1966, SUNY Press supports the commitments of the State University of New York to teaching, research, and public service. Capitalizing on the latest advances in digital communication, the Press offers an innovative range of print and electronic publications to fulfill the evolving needs of scholars, students, authors, and readers.

SUNY Press sponsors nationally recognized and rapidly growing lists of publications in the areas of African American studies, Asian studies, environmental studies, Indigenous studies, Italian American studies, Jewish studies, philosophy, political science, queer studies, religion, transpersonal psychology, and women’s studies. Through its Excelsior Editions imprint, SUNY Press makes available exceptional works for all readers and showcases the diversity and abiding energy of the peoples, histories, and natural beauty of the New York region.


At Touchstone, we are truly passionate about the 50-60 books that we choose to publish each year. We believe that books nourish the individual spirit and contribute to the broader culture, and must be supported by attentive editing, superior design, and creative promotion. Each book on our list receives careful feedback and crafting from a seasoned editor, a gorgeous, fresh package that speaks to the book’s audience and marketplace, and an original, tailor-made publicity and marketing campaign. Every story is original, and every publishing program should be just as unique. We like to call ourselves a boutique imprint with the power of a Big 5 publishing house supporting our efforts. We are the smallest imprint at Simon & Schuster…and that is one of our greatest strengths. We are a nimble, close-knit, and devoted team that consistently delivers the reviews, promotion, media attention, and social media impact of a much larger house.

Taylor Trade Publishing

The Taylor Trade Publishing program consists of an award-winning list of books on gardening, health, history, family issues, sports, entertainment, nature, field guides, house and home, and children's titles. While many of our titles are of general interest, Taylor books also have a strong regional presence from the Mississippi west to California, and from Texas north to the Canada border. Alongside our general gardening books, for example, can be found more specific guides that address the particular needs of your region. Republic of Texas Press books celebrate the history, folklore, and popular culture of the Lone Star State. Have a favorite team? Taylor's sports books take you behind the scenes and into the lore of the teams we love to love, from the Packers to the Mets.

Imprints of Taylor Trade include M. Evans, The Derrydale Press, Cooper Square Press, Roberts Rinehart Publishers, Moonlight Publishing, Madison Books, Architectural Book Publishing Company, Addax Publishing, Diamond Communications, Gulf Publishing, Vestal Publishing, Bridge Works Publishing, and Republic of Texas Press.
Visit their website here: https://rowman.com/TaylorTrade

Ten Speed Press

Based on the West Coast, Ten Speed Press spent decades as an independent publisher before becoming part of the Crown Publishing Group in 2009. Known for creating illustrated books with beautiful, innovative design and award-winning content, Ten Speed actively seeks out new and established authors who are authorities and tastemakers in the world of food, drink, design,reference, and humor. Cookbooks make up a large portion of our list, and we work with authors as diverse as Yotam Ottolenghi, Aaron Franklin, Andy Ricker, Heidi Swanson, Deborah Madison, David Kinch, and the editors of Food52 on bestselling books like Jerusalem,Franklin Barbecue, and Super Natural Every Day. We also create acclaimed illustrated gift titles (Lost in Translation), popular business titles (What Color Is Your Parachute?), and groundbreaking self-help titles (The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up).
Visit their website here: http://crownpublishing.com/imprint/ten-speed-press/

Thomas & Mercer: An Amazon imprint

Thomas & Mercer named for streets that flank the Amazon headquarters in Seattle, focuses on mysteries and thrillers, an exceptionally popular genre among Amazon customers.
Thomas & Mercer

Thomas Nelson

Thomas Nelson is a world leading publisher and provider of Christian content and has been providing readers with quality inspirational product for more than 200 years. As part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., the publishing group provides multiple formats of award-winning Bibles, books, gift books, cookbooks, curriculum and digital content, with distribution of its products in more than 100 countries. Thomas Nelson, is headquartered in Nashville, TN. For additional information visit www.thomasnelson.com.

Tor Books
Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, is a New York-based publisher of hardcover and softcover books, founded in 1980 and committed (although not limited) to SF and fantasy literature. Between an extensive hardcover and trade-softcover line, an Orb backlist program, and a stronghold in mass-market paperback, Tor annually publishes what is arguably the largest and most diverse line of science fiction and fantasy ever produced by a single English-language publisher. Books from Tor have won every major award in the SF and fantasy fields, and for the last twenty-two years in a row the company has been named Best Publisher in the Locus Poll, the largest consumer poll in SF.

Vanguard Press: A Perseus Book Group imprint
Vanguard Press, a member of The Perseus Books Group, has a publishing model that is unique in the industry. It is a creative and extremely close collaboration between author and publisher that focuses on innovative ways to communicate with booksellers and readers. Vanguard’s mission is to have a selective publishing list, and to look at every book as an event. They craft substantial, focused, and energetic marketing campaigns that will reach the widest possible audience. To learn more about the Perseus Books Group, visit:www.perseusbooksgroup.com.

William Morrow Paperbacks

One of the industry's premier fiction and nonfiction publishers, William Morrow is home to bestselling and award-winning authors such as Ted Bell, Ray Bradbury, Meg Cabot, Patricia Cornwell, Deborah Crombie, Diane Mott Davidson, Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, Tim Dorsey, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Dorothea Benton Frank, Neil Gaiman, Andrew Gross, Joe Hill, Greg Iles, J. A. Jance, Faye Kellerman, Christina Baker Kline, Dennis Lehane, Elmore Leonard, Laura Lippman, Gregory Maguire, Christopher Moore, Elizabeth Peters, Peter Robinson, James Rollins, Neal Stephenson, and Charles Todd. Our bestselling nonfiction authors include Gregg Allman, Bruce Feiler, Chris Kyle, Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, Frank Warren, Ree Drummond, Guy Fieri, the Emily Post franchise, Debbie Reynolds, and Willie Nelson. Founded in 1926 by American publisher William Morrow, the house celebrated its 85th birthday in 2011.
Visit their website here: http://corporate.harpercollins.com/us/harpercollins-imprints

PR Firms

Rose Communications
Rose Communications is a strategic public relations firm that helps clients uncover and share their stories with their target audiences. The agency gives clients a voice by engaging trusted industry influencers and enlisting their support in educating the marketplace. Rose Communications’ team of seasoned professionals works in concert with all facets of the marketing communications discipline to ensure our clients’ brands are manifest in their public relations initiatives.

Goldberg McDuffie Communications, Inc.
Goldberg McDuffie Communications, Inc. is a specialized public relations firm that designs and executes strategic campaigns for publishers and authors. The company was founded by Lynn Goldberg in 1981. Camille McDuffie joined the firm in 1987 and the name of the company was changed in 1997.

The firm handles a broad range of projects including literary fiction, quality non-fiction, business books, commercial best sellers, lifestyle books and reference books. In addition to working on individual titles, the agency launches new imprints and publicizes awards, special events and industry news.

Media Master Publicity
Media Masters Publicity was established over eleven years ago. They have worked with an impressive list of publishers, authors and titles - including many New York Times bestsellers, National Book award nominees and Caldecott medalists. Their strong reputation is built on their commitment to excellence and their passion for books.