Megan Wenerstrom, Editorial Assistant

Megan Wenerstrom Portrait

Megan Wenerstrom joined Portfolio in May 2022, after five years as a high school English teacher. She is interested in politics, history, education policy, and compelling investigations into the worlds of business, finance, and technology.

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Viking Children’s Books

Penguin Viking

G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers publishes approximately seventy-five books a year for children, from lively, accessible picture books to some of today’s strongest voices in fiction and nonfiction. We strive to publish a book for every reader (ages 0-18).

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Joanna Ng, Editor

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.

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Jamie Knapp, Director of Publicity

Since joining Dutton in 2008, she has built buzzworthy and bestselling campaigns for many books including the Read with Jenna pick THE GIRL WITH THE LOUDING VOICE by Abi Daré, the New York Times bestseller TRIXIE AND KATYA’S GUIDE TO MODERN WOMANHOOD, NBA Star Andre Iguodala’s THE SIXTH MAN , and THE BOY by #1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag.

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Stephanie Cooper, Director of Marketing

Stephanie Cooper is Director of Marketing for Dutton, Plume, and Tiny Reparations Books. She has more than 13 years of experience marketing bestselling trade books, including literary and commercial women’s fiction, narrative nonfiction and memoir, and pop culture and design books.

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Penguin is committed to changing the world one book at a time.

Penguin: Because Reading Matters

The Penguin Publishing Group is the proud publisher of great writers and gifted storytellers, beloved books and eminent works. At Penguin, we believe that literature can fuel the imagination and guide the soul. There’s a book on our shelves for every reader, and we relish the opportunity to publish across every category and interest with the utmost care and enthusiasm.

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Gabriella DeGennaro Assistant Editor

Gabriella grew up in New Jersey watching a lot of TV in her Nonna’s basement and reading anything that was about magic. She holds degrees in creative writing and screenwriting from Ithaca College, where she focused on children’s media.

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Maria Elias, Art Director

Maria joined Penguin Young Readers in 2019, and previously designed for Random House, Disney Hyperion, and Workman Publishing. Before falling in love with book design, she worked in news and magazine. Maria’s work has been recognized by AIGA 50 Books/50Covers, the Type Directors Club, and the New York Book Show. She is also a member of the LatinX in publishing community and supports diversity in books.

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Rise X: Read More

Publishing books for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers is an immense responsibility. At RISE, we have the power to inspire our readers to become a generation of empowered, confident, self-loving, empathetic, and resilient people… all through the power of exposure. Every book we publish serves to help children feel smart, capable, important, safe, and loved.

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