atria publishing group

Atria, defined as “central living spaces open to the air and sky,” perfectly describes the mission of this innovative publisher. Founded in 2002, Atria was from the start intended to be an environment where new ideas could flourish, the best writers of fiction and nonfiction could thrive and connect with an ever-widening readership, and the best practices of traditional publishing could be integrated with cutting-edge developments in the digital world. In short, a place where great books could come to light.

In the sixteen years that have followed, the Atria Publishing Group has realized this vision with its creative and motivated staff acquiring, publishing, and marketing a list of successful and highly acclaimed books, many of them award-winners and bestsellers. At Atria, brand-name authors soar to new heights while the finest new voices—the bestsellers of tomorrow—are discovered and nurtured with an eye toward a limitless future. Among the many successful authors Atria is proud to publish are Isabel Allende, Fredrik Backman, Rhonda Byrne, Theresa Caputo, Shane Dawson, Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Vince Flynn & Kyle Mills, Connor Franta, Kevin Hart, Colleen Hoover, Lisa Jewell, Joseph Kanon, Thomas Keneally, Karen Kingsbury, William Kent Krueger, John Lescroart, Shirley MacLaine, Ben Mezrich, Sy Montgomery, Kate Morton, Dr. Michael Mosley, Rosanna Pansino, Diane Setterfield, J. J. Smith, Marlo Thomas, Brad Thor, Alice Walker, Jennifer Weiner, and Zane.

The Atria Publishing Group publishes books for readers of all tastes and interests under these imprints: Atria Books, Atria Trade Paperbacks, Atria Books Español, Washington Square Press, Emily Bestler Books, Atria/Beyond Words, Howard Books, 37 Ink, and Keywords Press.

Publishing Office

Libby McGuire
Senior Vice President, Publisher

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.

Ms. McGuire 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, Ms. McGuire 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 Ms. McGuire’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. Ms. McGuire 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, Ms. McGuire 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.

Suzanne Donahue
Vice President and Associate Publisher

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

Kitt Reckord-Mabicka
Administrative Coordinator

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

Michael Gorman
Publishing Assistant

Michael joined Atria in August 2017 and assists Suzanne Donahue in the publishing office. In his role, Michael performs administrative duties, tracks industry trends, and acts as an interdepartmental liaison. He holds a B.A. in English from Miami University and is a graduate of New York University’s Summer Publishing Institute.


Lindsay Sagnette
Vice President and Editorial Director

Lindsay Sagnette is Vice President and Editorial Director of Atria Books and Washington Square Press. Prior to her current role, she was Editorial Director for Fiction at Crown, and helped to launch the Hogarth and Sarah Jessica Parker for Hogarth imprints. Over her career she has edited and acquired a distinguished and eclectic list of titles that garnered critical acclaim, prestigious awards and nominations, and major bestseller status, including Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena and other works by Anthony Marra, I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan, Ruby by Cynthia Bond, Howard Jacobson’s Man Booker Prize finalist J, The Travelers by Chris Pavone, and her most recent New York Times bestseller, Fatima Farheen Mirza’s A Place for Us.

Areas of Interest: Literary Fiction, Thrillers/Suspense, Women’s Fiction

Authors Include: Gillian Flynn, Anthony Marra, Terry McMillan, Fatima Farheen Mirza, Eliza Kennedy, Edan Lepucki, Jonathan Miles, Cynthia Bond, Howard Jacobson, Anna Bruno, and Lisa Jewell

Vice President And Editor-in-Chief

Peter Borland, Vice President & Editor-in-Chief of Atria Books and Washington Square Press, joined Atria in 2004 after serving in various editorial capacities at Dutton and Ballantine. At Atria, he acquired A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, which became a #1 New York Times bestseller, as well as Mr. Backman’s subsequent bestselling novels, including My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry, Britt-Marie Was Here, Beartown, and Us Against You. Other novelists on his list include Isabel Allende, Joseph Kanon, Thomas Keneally, and Sean Penn. His nonfiction books include My Love Story by Tina Turner, Unbearable Lightness by Portia De Rossi, I’m Over All That by Shirley MacLaine, The Price of Illusion by Joan Juliet Buck, iGen by Jean Twenge, and History of a Suicide by Jill Bialosky. A graduate of Haverford College, he is also an Adjunct Instructor at NYU’s School of Professional Studies where he teaches the Introduction to Book Publishing class in the fall semester.

Areas of Interest: Commercial and Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction

Authors Include: Isabel Allende, Fredrik Backman, Jill Bialosky, Joan Juliet Buck, Simon Garfield, Sara Gran, Caleb Harper, Joseph Kanon, Thomas Keneally, William Kent Krueger, Casey Legler, John Lescroart, Shirley MacLaine, Stefano Mancuso, Niklas Natt och Dag, Sean Penn, Tina Turner, Jon Clinch

Trish Todd
Vice President, Executive Editor

Trish Todd joined Atria in January 2019, coming over from the Touchstone imprint where she worked as Executive Editor and for 15 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.  Her New York Times bestsellers include many novels by #1 bestselling author Philippa Gregory; Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon; PEN/Hemingway Finalist In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner; New York Times Notable Book Carry the One by Carol Anshaw; The Kitchen House and Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom; 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; and Elements of Style by Erin Gates.

Areas of Interest: Literary and book club fiction and psychology, memoir, history, humor, pop culture, and lifestyle

Authors Include: Philippa Gregory, Reese Witherspoon, Vaddey Ratner, Carol Anshaw, Susan Rebecca White, Signe Pike, Zeynab Joukhadar, Gina Marie Guadagnino, Randy Kennedy, Stella Tillyard, Kathleen Grissom, Mary Laura Philpott, Erin Gates, Gareth Russell, Anna Pasternak, Linda Kay Klein, Iyanla Vanzant

Sarah Pelz
Executive Editor

Sarah joined Atria in the spring of 2017. Throughout her career, she’s worked with numerous New York Times bestselling health, wellness, and lifestyle authors, including Dr. David Ludwig (Always Hungry?), Marla Heller (the DASH Diet series), Rip Esselstyn (The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet), Rocco DiSpirito (Cook Your Butt Off), JJ Virgin (The Virgin Diet), and Kimberly Snyder (the Beauty Detox series). Prior to Atria, she worked at Grand Central Life & Style, Harlequin Nonfiction, and McGraw-Hill. Sarah graduated from Dartmouth College where she majored in English & Creative Writing. She is looking for the next big trendsetters in the health and lifestyle categories, and she loves learning something new with every book she edits.

Areas of Interest: Health, Diet, Wellness, Self-help, Relationships, Parenting, Spirituality, Style, Inspiration, Memoir, Cooking

Authors Include: Dr. Michael Mosley, Mark Nepo, Suzy Amis Cameron, Karen Rinaldi, Kimberly Friedmutter

Executive Editor

Matthew Benjamin, Executive Editor, acquires narrative and prescriptive nonfiction, investigative journalism, self-help, diet and fitness, sports, men’s interest, celebrity, pop culture, humor, and selected illustrated books. Recent bestsellers include Black Privilege by Charlamagne Tha God; Chapo Guide to Revolution by Chapo Trap House, Golden by Marcus Thompson; Jimmy Buffett by Ryan White; 100 Deadly Skills by Clint Emerson; As You Wish by Cary Elwes; Junk Gypsy by Jolie Sikes and Amie Sikes; I Feel Like Going On by Ray Lewis; Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible by Stan Lee; Bruce by Peter Carlin; and Manology by Tyrese Gibson and Rev Run.

Areas of Interest: Commercial Nonfiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Investigative Journalism, Enduring Pop Culture

Authors Include: Adam Savage, Elvis Duran, Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Zakk Wylde, Tom King, Michael Rapaport, Conn Iggulden, Bethenny Frankel, Phil Hellmuth, Joe Frasier, Greg Proops, Marky Ramone, Scott Carney, Charlie Papazian, Joe Navarro, Marc Ecko, James Loewen

Rakesh Satyal
Senior Editor

Rakesh Satyal acquires a broad range of nonfiction with an emphasis on narrative-driven books, as well as general fiction and fiction in translation. Satyal began his career at Random House (at what was then known as the Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group), then spent five years at HarperCollins. He has acquired and edited numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Furious Love by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger, Tori Amos: Piece by Piece by the singer-songwriter Tori Amos and Ann Powers, Follow Me by Ricky Dillon, I Can’t Date Jesus by Michael Arceneaux, Holding by Graham Norton, Children of Eden by Joey Graceffa, and It Gets Worse by Shane Dawson (the last two of which debuted at #1). He also edited Terry Castle’s The Professor, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2011, and Michael Ausiello’s Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies, which is currently being developed into a feature film by the actor Jim Parsons. Satyal has been on the advisory committee for the annual PEN World Voices Festival and has taught in the publishing program at New York University, and he currently sits on the board of Lambda Literary. He holds a degree in Comparative Literature from Princeton University.

Areas of Interest: Nonfiction, Celebrity, Memoir, Pop Culture, Digital Influencers, Emerging Trends, Literary Fiction, Literature in Translation

Authors Include: Michael Arceneaux, Michael Ausiello, John F. Baker Jr., Donald Bogle, Guy Branum, Keah Brown, James Campbell, Paolo Cognetti, Phil Collen, Common, Pino Corrias, Deborah Davis, Siddharth Dube, Joey Graceffa, Marcia Gay Harden, Evan James, Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Janet Mock, Joan Morgan, Michael Mosley, Graham Norton, Mark Obmascik, Daniel Mallory Ortberg, Bradford Pearson, Kevin Powell,Joy Press, Anuradha Roy, Jake Shears, Dana Stevens, William Skidelsky, Mikki Taylor

Michelle Herrera Mulligan
Senior Editor

Michelle Herrera Mulligan is an award-winning writer whose essays have reached more than 20 million people in print and online for publications including Cosmopolitan, Billboard, The New York Times magazine, and She was the founding editor-in-chief of Cosmo For Latinas, where she built a community that reached hundreds of thousands of readers. Her own voice has also been groundbreaking in the young Latinx market. Her award-winning essays in the anthologies Border-Line Personalities and Count on Me have been course-adopted at more than 20 universities including Yale and Florida State University. In fiction, she hopes to find upmarket historical romance, mystery, suspense, and thrillers; literary fiction from diverse, edgy, and red-hot angry perspectives; smart romance from a modern LGBTQ lens; international award-winners; and genre-busting science-fiction, erotica, and fantasy. In non-fiction, she hopes for edgy analysis on breaking news; narratives from unexplored communities, and spirituality for women who love crystals but hate new-age poetry.

Areas of Interest: Upmarket and Literary fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Literature in Translation, Spirituality, History, Inspiration

Authors Include: Ilia Calderón, Maria Hinojosa, Preethaji and Krishnaji, Laura Lee, Zulema Arroyo-Farley, Chiquis Rivera, Koa Beck, Rosemary Gladstar


Daniella Wexler, Editor at Atria Books, joined the company in the fall of 2011 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2018, she was named a Publishers Weekly Star Watch finalist. In her role at Atria, she acquires and edits literary fiction and narrative nonfiction. Daniella is drawn to dark, offbeat stories, new ideas, distinct voices, memorable characters, humor and suspense.

Areas of Interest: Literary and Upmarket Fiction; Memoir; Narrative Nonfiction; Pop Culture; Humor

Authors Include: Jess Kidd, Chloe Benjamin, Matt Gallagher, Dana Czapnik, Gaby Dunn, Sofija Stefanovic, Moriel Rothman-Zecher, Anuradha Bhagwati, Nicole Baart, Soraya Chemaly, Gabbie Hanna, Hanna Jameson, Dodie Clark, Armando Correa, Reyna Grande, Carola Lovering, Atticus

Associate Editor

Kaitlin Olson joined Atria in January 2019. She acquires a broad range of fiction in the suspense, upmarket women’s fiction, and historical fiction categories and is also looking for narrative non-fiction and memoir projects. Her list includes The Last Equation of Isaac Severy by Nova Jacobs, Playing with Matches and Love at First Like by Hannah Orenstein, The Winter Sister by Megan Collins, and This Is Home by Lisa Duffy. She loves a fresh hook, unusual structures, stylish writing, and books that challenge the way we see the world. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University and began her career at the Simon & Schuster imprint.

Haley Weaver
Assistant Editor

Haley Weaver graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wesleyan University with Honors in English and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and, following editorial internships at The Feminist Press, Columbia University Press, and Overlook Press, joined Atria Books in Spring 2015. She assists VP & Editorial Director Lindsay Sagnette, and manages an eclectic list of authors. For her own list, she is looking for innovative and compelling stories representing a diverse array of experiences, including those of LGBTQ+, people of color, and diverse religious backgrounds. She loves sharp wit, dynamic plot structures, distinctive voices, and shocking twists.

Areas of Interest: Upmarket and Literary Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Mystery, Women’s Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction and Nonfiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, Memoir

Loan Le
Assistant Editor

Loan Le is an assistant editor at Atria Books. She graduated with her B.A. in journalism from Fairfield University in 2014, where she later earned her M.F.A. in fiction writing. She runs Young to Publishing's writing group. She is drawn to fiction with misfit characters; dark, psychological atmospheres; and anything that might blend reality and the supernatural. Loan assists Rakesh Satyal and Daniella Wexler.

Areas of Interest: Fiction - literary, historical, psychological thrillers, and upmarket women’s fiction. Nonfiction that focuses on the human behavior in an entertaining way.

Authors Include: Gwen Florio

Assistant Editor ­

Melanie Iglesias joined Atria Books as an Editorial Assistant in 2016 after participating in Simon & Schuster’s Associate Program following a Summer Internship in 2015. Melanie has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, and an MS in Publishing: Digital and Print Media from New York University’s School of Professional Studies. She is also an occasional archer (recurve), champion of the 2015 Pottercon Trivia Contest (Team Hinkypunk Rockers), and fluent in Spanglish. Melanie is passionate about own voices, incidental diversity, multilayered characters, and immersive worlds. She assists Sarah Pelz, Executive Editor, and Michelle Herrera Mulligan, Senior Editor, at Atria and works with Michael Braff, Senior Editor, on Skybound Books.

Areas of Interest: Upmarket, Quality Commercial, Speculative (Upmarket–Commercial Sci-Fi/Fantasy or Alternate History), and Women’s Fiction; Memoir, Popular Culture, and Narrative Nonfiction

Authors Include: LeJuan James, Félix J. Palma, Armando Lucas Correa (Spanish), Reyna Grande (Spanish), Elvira Sastre

Sean Delone
Editorial Assistant

Sean joined Atria in May of 2017 to assist Peter Borland. He holds a B.A. in economics with high honors from Guilford College and is a graduate of the Columbia Publishing Course (2016).

Areas of Interest: Fiction (Literary), Literary Mystery/Suspense, Narrative Nonfiction, Current Events

Emily Bestler Books

Emily Bestler
Senior Vice President And Editor-in-Chief

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 Jones
Assistant Editor

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; and Memoirs.

Authors Include: Zach Fehst, Lisa A. Nichols, Vanessa O’Brien

37 Ink

Dawn Davis
Vice President and Publisher

Since launching 37Ink, an imprint of Atria, in April 2013, Dawn Davis has published the National Book Award long-listed Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires, the National Book Award finalist, Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge, the national bestseller Heart Talk by internationally recognized poet and artist Cleo Wade, several New York Times bestsellers, including The Butler: A Witness to History by Wil Haygood, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae, whose show, Insecure, received award recognition in its first season, and I Can’t Make This Up by Kevin Hart. For twelve years prior to joining Atria, she had been at HarperCollins, directing the Amistad imprint, where she published numerous well-known, highly acclaimed bestselling authors, including Edward P. Jones, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Known World.

Areas of Interest: Fiction (Literary), Narrative Nonfiction, Memoir, History

Chelcee Johns
Editorial Assistant

Chelcee Johns joined 37 Ink in the fall of 2017. She has previously worked as an Associate Agent at Serendipity Literary Agency, on the editorial team at Moguldom Media Group and as a freelance Editor. She is a graduate of NYU’s MS in Publishing: Digital and Print Media. She assists Dawn Davis with her projects.

Signal Press

Julia Cheiffetz
Vice President and Publisher

Areas of Interest: Narrative Nonfiction, History, Memoir

Authors Include: Karen Abbott, Harold Bloom, Irin Carmon, Jason Fagone, Stanley Fish, Gilbert King, Gayle Lemmon, Alan Lichtman, Cass R. Sunstein, Katy Tur, Jessica Valenti, Jose Antonio Vargas, Abby Wambach, Sam Wasson

Caitie Hawthorne
Associate Editor

Caitie Hawthorne cultivated her passion for nonfiction storytelling and journalism at NBC News. As a producer at MSNBC, she helped leading anchors identify, research and position top national stories for broadcast. Caitie also worked as a researcher and producer at the TODAY Show. She is passionate about politics, feminism, and social issues. Caitie graduated with a double-major in journalism and film/TV at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She spends way too much time online and her dream is to live in an apartment big enough for a dog. She is a Los Angeles native.

Areas of Interest: Narrative Nonfiction, History, Memoir, Poetry

Becky Nesbitt

A publishing veteran, Becky acquires and edits both fiction and nonfiction for the inspirational and Christian markets. Recent New York Times bestsellers she’s edited for Howard include all titles by Karen Kingsbury, most currently Love Story and Baxter Family Christmas; Rise of Isis by Jay Sekulow; EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey; What’s So Funny? by Emmy Award-winning comedian, Tim Conway, and Called to Coach by legendary Florida State coach, Bobby Bowden. Over the course of her 25-year career she has also worked with bestselling authors such as Frank Peretti, Tosca Lee, Paul Young, Darryl and Tracy Strawberry, Francine Rivers, Joel C. Rosenberg, Jerry Jenkins, Dinesh D’Souza, Dee Henderson, Randy Alcorn, Joe Gibbs and many others. Before joining Howard Books in 2009, Becky spent 16 years at Tyndale House Publishers in Chicago where she held various editorial positions. She works remotely from her office in Nashville, TN.

Marketing & Publicity


Kristin Fassler
Vice President, Director, Integrated Marketing

Kristin Fassler joined the Atria Publishing Group in August 2018, in the newly-created role of Vice-President and Director of Integrated Marketing, overseeing the merger of the marketing and publicity departments for a more unified and insights-driven approach. She was most recently the Director of Marketing for the Ballantine Bantam Dell division of Penguin Random House. Kristin speaks regularly about marketing and branding at publishing events such as PubTechConnect and Book Expo America; at academic institutions including New York University and the Yale School of Management; and at consumer and marketing industry conferences hosted by the Association of National Advertisers, Argyle Executive Forums and Brand Innovators Summits.

David Brown
Deputy Director of Publicity

David Brown has spearheaded the #1 New York Times bestselling campaigns of Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, and Jodi Picoult. Additionally, he has led publicity campaigns for John Lescroart, John Connolly, William Kent Krueger, and Ben Mezrich. In 2014 he helped launch the careers of Terry Hayes (I Am Pilgrim) and Caroline Kepnes (You, Hidden Bodies).

Lisa Sciambra
Deputy Director of Publicity

Lisa Sciambra joined Atria Books in October 2009 and enjoys coordinating publicity campaigns for a wide variety of books by bestselling authors including Rachael Ray, Jennifer Weiner, Kate Morton, Nicolle Wallace, Keywords Press author Joey Graceffa, and the #1 New York Times bestselling FastDiet franchise.

Yona Deshommes
Associate Director of Publicity

Yona Deshommes is responsible for coordinating publicity for Strebor Books (Atria's African-American literature line). She is also the in-house publicity liaison for Monamie Books, Atria’s newest imprint. She has worked with a myriad of authors that include New York Times bestselling authors Charlie Wilson (I Am Charlie Wilson), Issa Rae (Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl) TD Jakes (Let It Go), Zane (Addicted), Dr. Tererai Trent (Awakened Woman) Common, (One Day It’ll All Make Sense) and Marc Lamont Hill (Nobody). Her current and upcoming projects include Black Girls Rock! by Beverly Bond, Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson Spires, I Can’t Date Jesus by Michael Arceneaux, Everyday People by Jennifer Baker, The Answer: It Was In Me by Joan Morgan and Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart by Alice Walker.

Ariele Fredman
Associate Director of Publicity

Ariele 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 Big Bang Theory star Kunal Nayyar, writer and actress Issa Rae, and actor Russell Brand, among others. Some of her most notable authors include Fredrik Backman (A Man Called Ove, Beartown), Colleen Hoover (All Your Perfects, It Ends With Us), and Lisa Jewell (Then She Was Gone, I Found You). She also oversees publicity and tours for the Keywords Press imprint with digital talent such as New York Times bestsellers Shane Dawson and Connor Franta.

Associate Director of Publicity

Shida 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 great authors, books and exciting ways to promote their work.

Milena Brown
Publicity Manager

Milena joined Atria Books in June 2017. She was previously at Penguin Random House where she managed publicity campaigns for a wide array of authors including Mike Tyson, comedian Phoebe Robinson, youtuber Mamrie Hart, music journalist Greil Marcus, pop culture writer Anne Helen Petersen and Pulitzer Prize winning writer Stephen Hunter.

Mirtha Peña
Senior Publicist

Mirtha joined Atria in October 2014 and handles nonfiction, as well as a wide variety of genres in fiction including fantasy, mystery, and historical. She is also responsible for coordinating publicity for all of our Spanish titles and has worked with New York Times bestselling author María Dueñas and award-winning journalist Maria Celeste Arrarás.

Stephanie Mendoza
Senior Publicist

Stephanie joined Atria in 2016 and handles the publicity for a variety of genres, including literary fiction and serious nonfiction. She enjoys building the profiles of debut authors such as Carola Lovering (Tell Me Lies) and Moriel Rothman-Zecher (Sadness Is A White Bird), further establishing the platforms of sophomore and house authors such as Amy Poeppel (Small Admissions, Limelight) and Jess Kidd (Himself, Mr. Flood’s Last Resort), and bringing to light conversation-shifting nonfiction like Soraya Chemaly’s forthcoming Rage Becomes Her.

Meriah Murphy
Publicity Assistant

Meriah joined Atria Publicity in June 2018. She graduated from The College of New Jersey, where she studied English and linguistics. She assists Kristin Fassler in day-to-day departmental operations and Ariele Fredman in the publicity of her titles.

Publicity Assistant

Megan joined Atria in Fall 2018 and works on a variety of genres. She was previously with Touchstone Books and has had the pleasure of handling publicity campaigns for authors including Signe Pike, Hannah Orenstein, and William Oldfield, as well as assisting Shida Carr on campaigns for Cecile Richards, Charlamagne Tha God, and Kevin Curry. Megan is a graduate of Susquehanna University and the Columbia Publishing Course.


Dana Trocker
Director of Marketing

Dana Trocker joined Atria Books in August 2018 as Director of Marketing. She was previously at the Simon & Schuster imprint where she planned and executed marketing campaigns for bestselling fiction and non-fiction from authors such as Alice Hoffman, Chris Cleave, Lisa Halliday, Hillary Clinton, Nina Riggs, Samin Nosrat, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Susan Orlean, and Bob Dylan.

Bianca Salvant

Bianca is a graduate of Florida A&M University who joined Atria Books in October of 2016, following Greater Talent Network. She develops marketing campaigns for select hardcover, trade paperback originals and all Spanish original titles.


Isabel joined Atria in 2018 from Touchstone, where she assisted on marketing campaigns for several of the imprint’s titles, including New York Times bestselling books by Cecile Richards, Busy Philipps, and Reese Witherspoon. At Atria, she plans and executes marketing campaigns for a fiction and nonfiction alike, working with authors such as Erin Gates, Adam Savage, Signe Pike, Philippa Gregory, Carol Anshaw, and Elvis Duran. She also helps manage social media campaigns and outreach, digital advertising, and imprint brand building.

Managing Editorial

Paige Lytle
Associate Managing Editor

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.

Jessie McNiel
Managing Editorial Assistant

Jessie McNiel joined Atria in May 2018. She received her B.A. in English literature from Washington University in St. Louis and her M.F.A. from Columbia University. Previously, she interned at HarperCollins and Farrar, Straus & Giroux. She now assists Paige Lytle in managing the production process for Atria and Howard titles.


James Iacobelli
art director

James Iacobelli is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts and has worked for Harper Collins and St. Martin's Press before joining Atria as Art Director.

Min Choi
Art Director, Howard Books

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, has created covers for acclaimed bestselling authors Karen Kingsbury, Douglas Kennedy, Roma Downey, Isaac Mario, and Devon Franklin.  Before her position here at Atria, Min was Senior Designer at Random House, Inc, where she designed covers for bestselling authors Linda Howard, Louis Begley, Tracy Hogg and J. R. R. Tolkien; and designed covers 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.


Lisa Keim
Vice President & Director, Subsidiary Rights

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

Sara Bowne
Subsidiary Rights Coordinator

Sara Bowne joined Atria in the fall of 2014. She works with Lisa Keim on domestic rights for Atria and Howard titles.