Lisset Lanza, Editorial Assistant

Lisset Lanza joined Dutton in April 2022 as an editorial assistant. She previously reported on local news and politics and her published magazine work is focused on health and lifestyle content. Lisset hopes to acquire voice-driven literary and commercial fiction with a focus on cultural critique and family dynamics. She’s interested in themes of mysticism,…

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Veronica Velasco, Editorial Assistant

Veronica Velasco

Veronica Velasco joined Portfolio in September 2021. She is repeatedly drawn towards nonfiction that aims to help us better connect with each other, professionally and personally, through idea-driven books and compelling narratives. With a particular interest in journalism, politics, psychology, sociology, feminism, and self-help, she is eager to seek out books with stories that aim…

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Ashley Sutton, Director of Marketing

Ashley Sutton

Since joining Riverhead, Ashley Sutton has had the privilege of leading the marketing team and building campaigns for bestselling authors including Brit Bennett, Paula Hawkins, Daniel Pink, and Miranda Cowley-Heller, among others. 

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Ashley Garland, Publicity Director

Ashley Garland

Ashley Garland has worked on dozens of national media campaigns for award-winning and New York Times bestselling Riverhead authors including James McBride, Daniel Pink, Anne Lamott, Bryan Washington, Michele Harper, and Randall Munroe. 

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Jenn Houghton, Editorial Assistant

Jenn Houghton (she/her) joined Viking Penguin in October 2021 assisting both Laura Tisdel and Brian Tart. She graduated with a Creative Writing B.A. from William Paterson University which she earned while managing a retail business in Montclair, New Jersey. Moving on from small business, she entered the world of publishing with a passion for absurdist…

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Marissa Davis, Editorial Assistant

Marissa Davis (she/her) joined Viking, Penguin Books, and Penguin Classics in 2021 as an assistant to John Siciliano and Ibrahim Ahmad. Originally from Kentucky, she graduated from Vanderbilt University before pursuing her MFA in poetry from New York University. Prior to joining Viking Penguin, she interned at Frances Goldin Literary Agency, served as a translations…

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Camille LeBlanc, Assistant Editor

Camille LeBlanc works with Rick Kot and Allison Lorentzen. She is drawn to fiction and nonfiction that explore timeless questions in contemporary contexts; character-driven stories that illuminate geopolitical tensions; and books that are funny, perspective-altering, and have an element of suspense. She joined Viking Penguin in 2020 after working as an editorial fellow at Lit…

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Allie Merola, Assistant Editor

Allie Merola joined Viking Penguin in 2018. She assists Paul Slovak and Lindsey Schwoeri on fiction, nonfiction, and poetry titles. She is drawn to narrative nonfiction and essays, particularly fresh, genre-bending explorations of pop-culture phenomena and subcultures; fiction with a suspenseful or satirical streak; and poetry that is intimate and disarming. At Viking Penguin, she…

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Jenn Houghton, Editorial Assistant

Jenn Houghton (she/her) joined Viking Penguin in October 2021 assisting both Laura Tisdel and Brian Tart. She graduated with a Creative Writing B.A. from William Paterson University, which she earned while managing a retail business in Montclair, New Jersey. Moving on from small business, she entered the world of publishing with a passion for absurdist…

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