Established in 2015 with the merger of two Penguin Random House imprints, Tarcher Books and Perigee, TarcherPerigee publishes award-winning books aimed at helping readers Learn, Create, and Grow.
Melding the category strengths and bestselling authors of both imprints, TarcherPerigee’s core publishing areas include: Self-improvement (such as the runaway successes Start Where You Are by Meera Patel, The Power of Kindness by Piero Ferrucci, Attached by Dr. Amir Levine, and A Mind for Numbers by Barbara Oakley);Creativity (including interactive books like Adam J. Kurtz’s 1 Page at a Time and Me, You, Us by Lisa Currie as well as the multi-million-copy bestsellers Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards and The Artist’s Wayby Julia Cameron); Parenting (the New York Times bestseller Brainstorm by Dr. Daniel Siegel, Carol Kranowitz’s go-to guide The Out-of-Sync Child, and Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids by Dr. Laura Markham); Spirituality (including bestselling titles like Transcendenceby Dr. Norman Rosenthal, Goldie Hawn’s 10 Mindful Minutes, The Science of Mindby Ernest Holmes, and I Am the Word byPaul Selig); and Gift/Inspiration (such as the Wall Street Journal bestseller Chasers of the Lightby Tyler Knott Gregson, the New York Times bestseller Catification by Jackson Galaxy and the James Beard Award-winner Imbibe by David Wondrich).
We continue to publish many of the cutting-edge voices who are reinventing the advice/self-help category, including John Miller, Bob Proctor, Donna Eden, Paul Selig, Tama Kieves, Daniel Siegel, Dr. Robert Melillo, Amy McCready, and more.
TarcherPerigee can be found online at tarcherperigee.com or @TarcherPerigee on Twitter and Facebook.
Associate Publisher, Executive Director of Publicity & Marketing
Brianna Yamashita has led the publicity and marketing team for Tarcher Books since 2008 and for Perigee since 2014, helping to grow such bestsellers as Dr. Daniel Siegel’s Brainstorm, Jackson Galaxy’s Catification, and Tyler Knott Gregson’s Chasers of the Light. At the start of 2016, Brianna was promoted to Associate Publisher of the combined TarcherPerigee imprint. Prior to joining the Penguin Random House group, Brianna served as Publicity Manager for Workman Publishing and, before that, PR and Marketing Manager for the independent genre fiction publisher Dorchester. She started her career editing reviews at Publishers Weekly.
Marian Lizzi has 25 years of experience editing books for major publishing houses, with a focus on “self-help for smart people” as well as creativity, including quirky interactive journals. After “growing up” as an editor at St. Martin’s Press, where she acquired and edited a wide range of projects for 14 years, she moved to Perigee, where she served as Editor-in-Chief for 10 years. A former amateur stand-up comic, aspiring inventor, Pinterest addict, Brooklyn native, and Brown grad, she is always scouring the internet for new favorites to turn into books that will inspire, inform, and amaze.
Sara Carder is Editorial Director of TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Sara began her editorial career at Berkley Books, a paperback division of Penguin Random House, in 1997 working on mysteries, thrillers, and literary fiction. She joined Tarcher in 2000. Sara is honored to have spent the past fifteen years working with authors whose books help people to lead happier, more rewarding lives. Her bestselling authors include Julia Cameron, Betty Edwards, and Daniel J Siegel, M.D author of the New York Times bestseller Brainstorm and Parenting from the Inside Out.
Joanna Ng joined TarcherPerigee in 2012, where she acquires and edits books in the areas of personal growth/self-help, popular psychology, creativity, and memoir. She enjoys working with a diverse range of authors who have compelling stories to tell and powerful insights to share—she is always learning something new from them. Prior to coming to TarcherPerigee, Joanna was an assistant editor at Oxford University Press, where she primarily worked on books in psychology. She grew up in North Carolina and graduated from Duke University, where she double majored in English and Public Policy Studies.
Nina Shield joined TarcherPerigee in 2017 as an Editor with a focus on prescriptive non-fiction, specifically personal finance, pop business, inspiration, and self-help/self-improvement. She is particularly interested in finding writers who can speak to the zeitgeist in fresh and creative ways. Before joining TarcherPerigee, she was Editor & Backlist Manager at Plume/Blue Rider Press and Associate Editor at Ballantine Bantam Dell. Authors she has worked with include actor and wellness guru Tia Mowry (Whole New You), lifestyle and humor bloggers Jordan Reid and Erin Williams (The Big Fat Activity Book for Pregnant People), genderqueer poet and activist Andrea Gibson (Take Me With You), health innovator Dr. Ginevra Liptan (The FibroManual), and decluttering and creativity expert Fay Wolf (New Order).