Claire Zion, Senior Vice President, Editor in Chief



An industry leader in commercial and genre fiction and the home to celebrated authors such as Emily Henry, Carley Fortune, Ali Hazelwood, Jasmine Guillory, Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Grady Hendrix, and Ashley Poston, Berkley has a rich tradition of discovering new talent, defining emerging trends, and building authors and series into global franchises. With Berkley’s dedicated focus and guidance, many bestselling authors have grown into popular brand names, including Christine FeehanWilliam GibsonFrank Herbert, Laurell K. HamiltonJim Butcher, Patricia BriggsMark Greaney, and Jayne Ann Krentz. We’re proud to publish Jesse Q. Sutanto, Simone St. James, Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray, Samantha Downing, Isabel Cañas, Rachel Lynn Solomon, Stephanie Dray, Susan Meissner, Chanel Cleeton, and Ashley Herring Blake among others.

Our expertise in women’s fiction, romance, science fiction/fantasy, and mystery/suspense makes us uniquely suited to introduce a new generation of popular novelists and to reinvigorate the publishing programs for established bestselling authors. Known for being at the forefront of trends, Berkley continues to develop authors and acquire books on the cutting edge of genre fiction. Berkley’s history of publishing in all formats and commitment to actively promoting the backlist means we remain focused on a book throughout its life. . . and on our author for an entire career.

Meet the Team