The Entangled Team
Liz Pelletier, Chief Executive Officer and Publisher
Liz Pelletier co-founded Entangled Publishing in 2011. Over the past five years, Entangled has gone from a small start-up to a powerhouse romance publisher, with more than 14 NYT bestsellers and 49 USA Today bestsellers to date. Her approach to detail drives publishing success. From personally mentoring and editing promising authors, data-driven marketing campaigns, to trend analysis, Liz’s focus on publishing’s dynamic market keeps Entangled above the competitive noise. Liz lives in Colorado, is launching her twins into college this year, and has an unwavering love of Game of Thrones.
Peter DeGiglio, Chief Financial Officer
Peter DeGiglio is President of St. Lawrence Publishing Consultants, and has over 30 years of publishing experience, having held a number of executive positions throughout the industry. With Random House for over 20 years, he was V.P. of Business Operations for the Random House Publishing Group (“Little Random”), and V.P., Publisher of Princeton Review Books. At Macmillan he held the position of V.P. Finance and Accounting before moving to Bloomsbury Publishing where he was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Peter sits on the Finance & Audit committees for The Library of America, and for Poets and Writers. He has lectured at both the NYU and Columbia summer publishing programs. Peter obtained his B.B.A. in Finance & Economics from Wichita State University, and holds an M.B.A. from the Hagan School of Business at Iona College.
Heather Howland, Associate Publisher
After years of editing in the legal, industrial, and technical sectors, Heather Howland packed up her desk and dove into her true passion—romance. She now edits popular authors such as NYT bestsellers Katee Robert, Laura Kaye, Tessa Bailey, and Kelsie Leverich, USA TODAY bestsellers Samanthe Beck, Cari Quinn, and Misty Evans, and up-and-coming rock stars Tonya Burrows and Nicolette Day. She holds a BS in creative writing and psychology, which she channels into her love of dark and sexy romantic fiction. Find her on Twitter at @HeatherHowland.
Melanie Smith, Finance Director and Managing Editor
Melanie Smith, co-founder of Entangled Publishing, brings fifteen years of experience in the corporate world to her role as Financial Director. A Program Manager with Hewlett Packard, Melanie holds a MS in mathematics, a MA in education, and is an MBA candidate. With her PMP Certification and ten years experience managing million-dollar revenue-generating software projects, she is uniquely qualified to leverage her skillset across the complex landscape of copyright and royalty management.
Stacy C. Abrams, Executive Editorial Director
Stacy Abrams started in the publishing industry in 2002, most recently leaving a seven-year stint at Bloomsbury Publishing’s children’s division to join the Entangled team. Stacy has edited such award-winning and high-caliber YA authors as Jessica Warman, Tracy Deebs, Alex Scarrow, and Michelle Rowen, among many others, and her books have earned starred reviews from all the major review journals. In addition to editing, she has been a freelance copy editor for several major New York publishing houses. She earned her Bachelor’s in English at Northwestern University. Find her on Twitter at @StacyAbramsEdit.
Heather Riccio, Assistant to the Publisher
Heather has worked with Entangled since December 2011, utilizing her strong background in marketing and publicity to work her way up to assistant to publisher. Her Masters degree is in Fiction Writing and her undergraduate degree is a double degree in English and Anthropology from University of California, Riverside. She also works for Bowker part-time as a market researcher, which keeps her up-to-date on book trends. On the side, Heather can also be found doing pro-bono work as the Director of Partnerships for Project Migration, a fashion accessories company with a charitable initiative, and as the Features Editor for Urbanette magazine. Her life-long goal is to work for Entangled and write at night! Find her on Twitter @HeatherRiccio.
Editorial Directors and Editing Team
Alethea Spiridon, Editorial Director of Scandalous and Select Historical
Alethea Spiridon was an editor for Harlequin Books in Toronto for almost seven years, working with writers such as Bobby Hutchinson, Roberta Gellis, Lori Foster, Cathy Yardley, Lori Wilde, Jill Shalvis, Anne Stuart, and Pamela Morsi to name a few. She worked on anthologies, continuities, special projects, and some series. She enjoys a fresh, fun, flirty voice, and anything that can make her laugh and see the lighter side of life. That being said, she’s also drawn to contemporary alpha male stories and lush historical romances. Jane Porter, Sherryl Woods, Rachel Gibson, Carole Matthews, Julie James, Sheila O’Flanagan, and Sarah Mayberry are some authors she enjoys reading. Before joining Entangled, Alethea was a freelance editor and writer, and has edited everything from historical to paranormal romance, non-fiction titles, plays, and even some poetry. Find her on Twitter at @aletheaspiridon.
Alycia Tornetta, Editorial Director of Bliss, Ignite, and Select Suspense
Alycia Tornetta works with popular authors such as NYT bestseller Lauren Blakely, USA Today bestsellers Karen Erickson and Cindi Madsen, and bestselling authors Rachel Harris, Hope Tarr, and many more. Alycia loves quirky, independent heroines and smart, sexy heroes. She also has a weakness for cute, nerdy guys with great hair and bad boys with even better hair. Alycia currently lives in a small town where, in the land of trucks, her Mini Cooper is the smallest car around. You can follow her on Twitter at @weechagirl.
Alycia loves all kinds of books, especially ones that combine genres in a unique and clever way. For YA, she’s a huge fan of contemporary, sci-fi, mysteries, and thrillers. If it’s fast-paced and makes her heart race, she wants to read it. Light contemporary romances that make her swoon are great, too. For adult, she loves fun voices, strong tropes, and lots of sexual tension. She’d kill for more LGBT stories for YA, NA, and adult romance.
Brenda Chin, Editorial Director of Brazen and Scorched
Award-winning editor Brenda Chin has been involved in the romance industry for more than 28 years. Throughout her many years with Harlequin, she worked with some of the best writers in the business, including such notables as Brenda Jackson, Jill Shalvis, Vicki Lewis Thompson and Betina Krahn. During those years, Brenda also bought 74 new authors–Carly Phillips, Stephanie Bond, Julie Kenner and Leslie Kelly, to name but a few. Many of the authors introduced to Harlequin have gone on to hit the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists.
Brenda is always up for adventure. Whether it’s kayaking all over North America (beautiful Haida Gwaii is her favorite place on earth), or horseback riding in the Rockies, Brenda loves pushing the boundaries. And that’s exactly what she’ hoping to do in her new role as the Editorial Director of the Brazen and new, exciting Scorched series. With the changing nature and unlimited possibilities in today’s market, Brenda can hardly wait!
Candace Havens, Editorial Director of Covet, Indulgence, and Embrace
Bestselling author Candace Havens has written multiple novels for Berkley, Entangled and Harlequin. Her books have received nominations for the RITA’s, Holt Medallion and Write Touch Reader Awards. She is the author of the biography Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy and a contributor to several anthologies. She is also one of the nation’s leading entertainment journalists and has interviewed countless celebrities including Tom Hanks, Nicolas Cage, Tom Cruise, George Clooney and many more. Her entertainment columns can be read in more than 600 newspapers across the country. Candace also runs a free online writing workshop for more than 2200 writers, and teaches comprehensive writing class. She does film reviews with the Hawkeye & Dorsey on 96.3, and is a former President of the Television Critics Association.
Heather Howland, Editorial Director of Lovestruck
While she enjoys gritty paranormal, quirky sci-fi, cyberpunk, and biopunk, Heather is currently on a contemporary romance kick. Send her sexy/flirty/edgy adult romance, dark and psychological YA/NA thrillers, unexpected fairytale retellings, swoonworthy YA/NA romance, and romantic suspense with a military/mercenary team angle. She generally avoids cozies, time travel, urban fantasy, historical, hard sci-fi, high and epic fantasy, shifters, zombies, and Plain Jane heroines, so those submissions might be a better fit for another editor. Find her on Twitter at @HeatherHowland.
Heidi Shoham, Editorial Director of Select Contemporary
Heidi started working as an editor in the summer of 2007. Her BA in English Language and Literature certainly helps, but it’s been working with wonderfully talented authors and other editors that has taught her the most.
She spent almost nine years at Samhain Publishing as an acquisitions and content editor, and two years at Kensington Lyrical as a developmental editor. She also edits for many NYT and USA Today bestselling authors who self-publish.
When she’s not working on edits, she’s running after her three lovely wildlings, cleaning up after the world’s most energetic dog, and serving Buffy, her snooty cat. She spends way too much time online—for research purposes, of course—and can be found on Twitter as @heidishoham and on Facebook as Heidi Shoham, where she rambles, and rants, and genuinely tries to make sense (although it might not always show).
Stacy C. Abrams, Editorial Director of Entangled Teen
Stacy loves working on contemporary teen stories, even if they have a supernatural bend. Some of her favorite projects she’s edited have been Jessica Warman’s Between (contemporary ghost/murder mystery story), Tracy Deebs’s Tempest series (mermaid paranormal romance), and Loretta Ellsworth’s In a Heartbeat (dual narratives from the POV of an organ donor and recipient). She’d love to see more psychological thrillers, unique paranormal creatures, time travel, gritty across-the-tracks romances, or a historical set in the twentieth century. In the adult genre, Stacy loves light contemporary romances, ripped-from-the-headlines thrillers, friendship stories, and suspense. She doesn’t tend to lean toward vampires, zombies, adult historicals, or high-heat levels—though if any one were done in just the right way, she wouldn’t say no! Find her on Twitter at @StacyAbramsEdit.
Tera Cuskaden, Editorial Director of Select Otherworld
Tera Cuskaden started working in publishing in 2005 as a reviewer and proofreader. She began working at Samhain Publishing in 2007 as an acquiring content editor and was promoted to Senior Editor of the Romance and Horror lines, also serving as the Art Department Coordinator. She has worked with many New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling authors, including Megan Hart, Shelli Stevens, Dana Marie Bell, and Cathryn Fox. Tera was also the first editor to hit the New York Times bestsellers list with a digital-only title.
Erin Molta, Editor
Erin has been working in publishing for more than 24 years. From picture books and novelty books to YA and middle grade she is now enjoying the romance genre! Erin would love to see historical romances about the Elizabethan era—the “Virgin” Queen Elizabeth and the intrigue at her court. She is also fascinated with the Salem Witch trials—think Witch of Blackbird Pond but as an adult romance. Any tale of an ostracized woman and the man who stood up for her is a plus. So, of course, mediaeval knights in shining armour rank high on the wish list, but not necessarily the damsels in distress! She’s looking for strong women who can put those knights in their place. And, if you can’t tell by her name, Irish historical—whether it be way back when the leprechauns were a frolickin’ or tales from the potato famine—she’d love to read about it. You can reach her at erin(at)entangledpublishing(dot)com
Jenn Mishler, Editor
Jenn Mishler is an avid reader and has always wanted to be involved with books. For the past 5 years, she has worked in the publishing industry as a Literary Agent. She loves young adult fiction, particularly fantasy and science fiction. To her, nothing is better than falling in love with strong characters and unique stories. Her biggest pet peeves include: weak dialogue, info dumping, and an imbalance of showing vs. telling.
Jenn would like to see interesting and unique fantasy, twisty science fiction, and thrilling horror. She is also a sucker for dark humor and realistic romance. She can be found online @thecomishler.
Karen Grove, Editor
Karen Grove has been an editor for 28 years, working with authors at Harcourt and then Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, concentrating in young adult fiction. She has worked with such prestigious authors as Han Nolan, Carol Plum-Ucci, L. A. Meyer, Ann Rinaldi, Adele Geras, Kathryn Reiss, Gary Paulsen, and New York Times bestselling author Susan Beth Pfeffer. The majority of her books have earned starred reviews from major review journals and such prestigious awards as the National Book Award, Michael L. Printz Honor, multiple Edgar Allen Poe Awards (Mystery Writers of America), and a RITA Award (Romance Writers of America). In addition to her editing, she owned and operated a local business newspaper for 10 years. She resides in Southern California with her husband and college-age son.
Karen looks for stories with quirky characters, compelling voices (even snarky ones, if there’s heart behind it), and settings that are so strong they become characters themselves. She adores small-town and Southern novels, with their strong sense of community and personal relationships, as well as stories with deeply flawed characters that she can both love and hate. Karen reads across a wide range of genres and enjoys gritty contemporaries, dark urban fantasy, apocalyptic stories, suspense/thrillers, mystery, romance, and tales that contain elements of the supernatural as well as sports (hockey, soccer, football, equestrian)—though maybe not together. Although Karen edits both Adult romantic fiction and YA, she is especially interested in stories that feature protagonists grappling with life after high school…those 18-24 year olds embarking on their first foray into independence. The only topics that don’t particular interest her are high fantasy (she prefers her fantasy to be firmly grounded in the real world) and deeply rooted science fiction. No matter what the age group or genre, Karen wants a story to move her—to make her laugh, cry, tense in fear, or cause her to think in some way she hasn’t considered before.
Kate Brauning, Editor
Kate Brauning acquires YA, NA, and adult fiction across Entangled’s imprints. She’s especially interested in funny/charming or dark and edgy YA, and high-concept stories with literary writing, regardless of genre. YA she’s loved and would like to see similar submissions for includes The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, Warm Bodies, This Is Not A Test, Graceling, The Unwritten Rule, This Song Will Save Your Life, Everything Leads to You, Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel, the Mara Dyer trilogy, Sex & Violence, and Cut Both Ways. She’d be thrilled to see antiheroes and antiheroines, LGBTQIAP major characters (particularly romances with an HEA), and religious, economic, cultural, and ethnic diversity. In adult and NA, she’s looking for romance and romance-driven women’s fiction across the genres. If you have something similar to Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter, A Discovery of Witches, or the TV shows The Killing, Friday Night Lights, or Battlestar Galactica, all with a significant romance, she’s interested. If you have a comp for Claire Underwood, Cannie Shapiro, Lisbeth Salander, Leslie Knope, Joan Holloway, Lady Mary Crawley, Daryl Dixon, Detective Stephen Holder, Tim Riggins, or Jesse Pinkman, she’s interested. She’s also looking for women’s fiction that includes romance, and hilarious, clever submissions for the Lovestruck and Bliss imprints.
Authors Kate has worked with include Lydia Kang, Ingrid Paulson, Julie Hammerle, Tristina Wright, Erica Cameron, MK Meredith, and Golden Heart finalist Kimberly Bell. Kate can be found on Twitter, is an author of young adult fiction herself (How We Fall, Merit Press 2014), and runs the group publishing blog Publishing Hub. To submit to her, please submit a query letter and full manuscript to the attention of Kate Brauning via Submittable. Agents and established authors may submit directly to [email protected].
Lewis Pollak, Editor
A student of philosophy, psychology, and the sciences, Lewis Pollak has an appreciation for both characters with complex motivations and stories that are thought-provoking. Find him on Twitter at @LewisPollak.
Lewis loves books that take readers to new worlds, whether they are alien landscapes, alternate histories, or contemporaries with a twist. He also enjoys books that strike a balance between serious and humorous moments. While partial to all sorts of speculative fiction from high fantasy and urban fantasy (but not Keith Urban fantasies) to science fiction and paranormal, interesting characters with genuine emotions and snappy retorts usually win him over regardless of genre.
Lydia Sharp, Editor
Lydia Sharp is a YA novelist, short fiction author, and former blogger extraordinaire. She has been a regular contributor to various publishing industry sites, including the award-winning Writer Unboxed, and has served as the final round judge for several RWA chapter contests in the Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult Contemporary Romance categories. Lydia joined the Entangled family in 2013 and has since worked with many authors, including Alyxandra Harvey, Shonna Slayton, and Coleen Kwan. Her favorite stories have a brisk pace, crackling chemistry, witty banter, romantic moments that make you melt, a high stakes plot, characters that jump off the page, and a dramatic ending. Lydia is open to LGBTQ+ characters and would love to see diverse characters in lead roles. She is especially interested in stories that utilize different cultures and unique settings. Follow on Twitter @lydia_sharp.
Lydia is actively seeking YA romance in contemporary (any kind), fantasy (most sub-genres), sci-fi (any kind), historical fantasy, and fairytale retellings or re-imaginings; adult contemporary romance (any heat level); adult historical romance (high heat level preferred); and womens fiction with a strong romantic element. Lydia is also open to new adult romance, adult category romance, and YA category romance on a case by case basis. She is not the right editor for paranormal, angels/demons, or ghost stories. Please submit a query letter, synopsis, and full manuscript to the attention of Lydia Sharp via Submittable. Agents and established authors may submit queries or proposals (query + synopsis + partial manuscript) directly to lydia[at]entangledpublishing[dot]com. Looking forward to reading your work!
Marie Loggia-Kee, Editor
Marie Loggia-Kee’s work can be found in more than 150 magazines and seven anthologies. She has a strong background in journalism, a master’s degree in communications, and a master’s degree in English. In addition to publishing romantic fiction under a penname, she edits and writes for a variety of venues, and teaches college classes in journalism, English, film studies and popular culture.
Marie would like to see contemporary, sensual small-town settings, along the lines of Robyn Carr’s Virgin River or Susan Mallery’s Fool’s Gold. She would also like to see submissions with culture and sass similar to Alisa Valdes-Rodriquez and Mary Castillo. Within the paranormal realm, Marie is craving a strong female protagonist who’s fighting the bad guys rather than simply jumping into bed with one of them, who has a love interest that’s not the vampire she’s supposedly hunting. She’s open to F/M, F/F, and M/M pairings in all heat levels, though erotic elements must be secondary to the plot.
Nina Bruhns, Editor
New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author Nina Bruhns has published nearly 40 award-winning romance and thriller novels, and has studied screenwriting with a host of Hollywood writers and directors, as well as privately with such screenwriting stars as Blake Snyder, Michael Hauge, and David Freeman. As a result, Nina brings unique insight and expertise to her work as a senior editor for Entangled.
For submissions, Nina is especially open to short, hot stories for Scorched, Brazen, Scandalous, and Ignite, but will consider other lines. Mainly, she looks for stellar writing, awesome characters, and a compelling story.
Robin Haseltine, Editor
Robin Haseltine is an award-winning columnist whose articles on gifted children were featured on Moms Online, Oprah.com, and in parenting newsletters. She’s finaled in fiction contests in four different romance genres and is a former freelance editor. Her articles on the craft of writing have appeared in Romance Writers of America chapter newsletters and on spec fiction websites. Favorite reads include historicals, young adult, and anything and everything fantasy. Robin began interning with Entangled Publishing last year and can be found on twitter @robinhaseltine.
Stephen P. Morgan, Editor
Stephen is looking for fun and snarky contemporary romances driven by strong romance tropes. Bring on the alpha hero hiding a heart of gold, and please pit that alpha hero against the one woman willing to call him on his BS. Mild to high heat level preferred, with love scenes fully realized on the page. Favorite tropes include Enemies to Lovers, Fake Engagement, Marriage of Convenience, Mistaken Identity, Older Brother’s Best Friend/Best Friend’s Little Sister (or some variation), Ugly Duckling, and Intimate Strangers.
For YA/NA, he’d love to see more gritty across-the-tracks romances, tortured heroes/heroines on the path to redemption, and high-concept genre pieces (biopunk, steampunk, thrillers, even fantasy or paranormal if it’s just a splash of supernatural grounded in the real world).
If your story doesn’t match any of that, don’t worry! Bottom line, if it’s fast-paced and has a strong romantic conflict, send it his way. Find a way to write your story with commercial elements and a literary voice and you’ll immediately have his attention. LGBT characters more than welcome.
Before joining Entangled, Stephen worked in various facets of the publishing, magazine, and communications industries as a writer, editor, and interview coordinator. His Master’s thesis, BOOK DNA, involved a content analysis of what elements contribute to commercially and critically successful genre fiction. You can reach him at Stephen (at) entangledpublishing.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Stephen_Edits, where he occasionally posts pictures of his three tiny brown dogs.
Theresa Cole, Editor
A self-proclaimed book and coffee addict, Theresa has been devouring words most of her life. She’s worked with numerous publishers and authors, some of whom went on to become NYT and USA Today bestsellers. Paranormal romance will always be her first true love, but any story that makes her laugh, cry, or both is a sure win, especially if sexy cowboys are involved. She likes her contemporaries with a dash of humor, her paranormal romances with tortured heroes, and she’s a sucker for the older brother’s best friend.
Theresa resides in the beautiful state of Michigan with her husband, sons, and one cat who thinks he owns them all. When she’s not editing, writing, or reading, she can usually be found at her son’s sporting events or daydreaming about living somewhere warmer. Contact her at Theresa AT entangled publishing DOT com and check out her Twitter for her current #mswl.
Tracy Montoya, Editor
Tracy Montoya is the award-winning author of several romantic suspense novels for both Harlequin and Kensington. She’s given acclaimed hour-long, day-long, and week-long workshops across the country on finding “a method for plotting madness”; using “deep point of view” to create characters that pop off the page; and more. Tracy is also a longtime magazine editor and writer who has written hundreds of articles for national publications.
Tracy is seeking category-length romantic fiction of all kinds—anything from sweet to sexy, as long as it’s character-driven, emotional, and fast-paced. Her personal favorites usually have a strong conflict and an exceptionally strong heroine—think Buffy Summers (with or without the slayer powers) not Bella Swan.
She especially loves historical suspense, twisted fairy tales, innovative YA and NA, and contemporaries with signature voices and that perfect blend of emotion and humor. In fact, there’s not a lot that Tracy doesn’t like, though she tends to shy away from westerns. That said, anything goes as long as it contributes to her insomnia problem and keeps her reading through the night. She’d love to hear from more authors of color.
Wendy Chen, Editor
Wendy Chen first started editing romances at a large NYC publishing house in the late 1990’s. She then got her MBA in Marketing and Finance from New York University, and has been working on the business side of a major newspaper. While writing her own novels, she found she missed the world of editing and is thrilled to be with Entangled. While she is still a New Yorker at heart, she now lives in Northern Virginia. Find her on Twitter @wendychenbooks
She loves contemporaries and historicals, with strong and sassy heroines, and smart and sexy heroes. Favorite tropes include Relationships of Convenience, Friends to Lovers, Enemies to Lovers, Second Chance at Love, but she’ll fall for anything with a great voice that makes her laugh and cry.
Marketing and Publicity Team
Jessica Turner, Marketing Director
Jessica had no idea how much assuming the moniker “The Spinecracker” would completely change her life. In 2010 while working as the marketing assistant and social media director for a real estate firm in San Diego, she began reviewing books on her personal book blog. Always the chatterbox, she quickly befriended authors, publishers, and fellow reviewers. She had the opportunity to become a freelance writer for HeroesandHeartbreakers.com and later the Huffington Post. But her dream was to always find a way in to the magical word of publishing. Jessica was hired by Entangled Publishing in July 2012 as a publicist. She has since moved into a Publicity Director role and has resigned from her other job, as she’s found her dream job once and for all. She can be found on twitter @TheSpinecracker.
Kathy Williams, Publicity Director, Publicist for Scorched
Kathy has been a successful marketing and online media manager for over 20 years. Before Entangled, Kathy was the Social Media Manager at Wounded Warrior Project. Her team grew the non-profit’s social media footprint on Facebook from 1.5 million fans to more than 3 million in one year. Prior to that, she was WebMD’s Social Media Manager, overseeing and executing brand awareness and social voice of one oldest health sites on the web. Kathy created copy, oversaw campaigns, worked with a stable of experts, helped doctors communicate on Twitter, and so much more. She lives in Florida with her husband, and has 2 grown children.
Lisa Filipe, Publicist for Lovestruck and Bliss
Lisa Filipe is the owner of Tasty Book Tours, a highly successful virtual book tour company where she has worked with both traditional and independent authors, as well as publishers such as Harper Collins, Kensington, Random House, and Entangled. After college, Lisa rediscovered her lifelong love of reading and created A Tasty Read Book Reviews blog, so she could share her love of romance. After leaving her career in salon management so that she could stay at home with her first child, on a whim, Lisa tried her hand at book marketing, and Tasty Book Tours was born. Just this year, she launched Tasty Book PR, and is enjoying the new challenges each day brings.
Melissa Montovani, Publicist for TEEN, Crush and Crave
Melissa has always been an avid reader, so completing and Honors B.A. in English Language and Literature from University of Windsor and an M.A. in English Literature from Concordia University was natural. She worked as an online copywriter, editor, and marketing manager by day, while taking additional certificates in marketing at night to increase her knowledge base. In 2010, she started the blog YA Book Shelf to promote teen fiction. For the past four years, she’s written reviews for Canadian Children’s Book News, while also working as the marketing director for an organic food company. She lives and works in Toronto, Canada as the Publicist for Entangled Teen since August 2015. Find her on Twitter @YABookShelf.
Riki Cleveland, Publicist for Indulgence, Select Suspense, and Select Contemporary
Riki has a long-standing love affair with all things books and writing. She indulged her love for all things literary with a degree in English Literature from Arizona State University and holds a certificate in novel writing from the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. Riki began as a book blogger with a passion for romance novels and all things Entangled Publishing (can you say fangirl?), and is thrilled to be a part of the Entangled team where she can spend her days spreading the love for Entangled authors. She loves a swoon-worthy adult romance and has a passion for the HEA!
Kaitlyn Osborn, Publicist for Brazen and Scorched
Kaitlyn’s love affair with the written word started ages ago, younger than she can remember. Nowadays, her tastes have expanded to include anything and everything. Some of her favorite authors include Jane Austen, Sharon Kay Penman, George R. R. Martin, and Jeffrey Deaver. She began working in publishing in 2014 when offered a position as assistant in the marketing department of Samhain Publishing. Growing in her role, she soon became the lead Marketing Coordinator. She lives in Cincinnati with her fiancé and their two cats, and feel blessed and grateful to turn a passion into her work.
Holly Bryant-Simpson, Publicist for Scandalous and Select Historical
Holly is a bookworm, Ravenclaw, cat enthusiast, and coffee addict. Her formal education took place at Kennesaw State University (B.S.) and the University of Georgia (M.A.), where her studies focused on public relations, journalism & mass communication education, and the role fandom plays in PR. She continues her education at conferences and festivals, in fan communities, and in the pages of great books. Her public relations and publicity background includes work in audiobook publishing, film and television production, and not-for-profit organizations. Holly lives in Atlanta with her husband, Benjamin, and two cats, Quetzal and Ixie. Join her on Twitter @Hollishter to talk books, cosplay, fandom, and food.
Bridget O’Toole, Assistant Publicist for Bliss, Embrace, Lovestruck
Bridget has been in a committed relationship with romance books from the moment her sister forcefully shoved one into her hand. (Don’t worry, no books were harmed during this exchange.) She pursued her passion for the written word as an Editing, Writing, and Media major at Florida State University and continued her education at New York University, earning a certificate in publishing. In the fall of 2015, Bridget jumped on board as a publicity intern at Entangled Publishing, and she is currently out of her mind with bliss at having moved into an assistant publicist position. She lives in Florida with an adorable dog, a possessed parrot, surplus amounts of coffee, and endless HEAs. Find her on Twitter @bridgetttotoole.
If you have extensive editing or marketing experience and would like to be considered for a position, please send your resume and a cover letter to [email protected]