Avery is a mission-driven imprint dedicated to publishing groundbreaking non-fiction across a range of categories including health and wellness, accessible science and psychology, practical and inspirational self-help, and plant-based cookbooks. Our authors break news, disrupt paradigms, and help readers change and improve their lives.
Recent New York Times bestsellers include Atomic Habits by James Clear, Unwinding Anxiety by Jud Brewer, MD, Nine Nasty Words by John McWhorter, Fiber Fueled by Will Buscewicz, MD, The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama and the Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Daring Greatly by Brene Brown, and Neurotribes by Steve Silberman, and the End of Alzheimer’s by Dale Bredesen, MD.
A longtime leader in the “food as medicine” movement, Avery has been at the fore of healthy living for decades. Our backlist features some of the bestselling health books of all time, including Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis Balch, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell Esselstyn, and The Wahls Protocol by Terry Wahls, MD.
Upcoming titles include The Korean Vegan by Joanna Lee Molinaro, Hard Landings by Cammie McGovern, The First Survivors by Dale Bredesen, MD, The Myth of Normal by Gabor Mate, M.D.
Megan Newman, Vice President and Publisher, joined Penguin in 2004 where her first acquisition was Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell Esselstyn, M.D., a New York Times bestseller that’s gone on to be one of Avery’s biggest backlist books. Her other bestsellers include The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.; Clark Howard’s Living Large in Lean Times; I Beat the Odds by Michael Oher; Wheelmen by Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O’Connell; and The Wahl’s Protocol by Terry Wahls, M.D. Prior to joining Avery, she was the Editorial Director of HarperResource where she published bestselling books by Nicholas Perricone, Wayne Dyer, Bobbi Brown, Lily Pulitzer, Dean Edell, M.D., Jorge Cruise, and more. She began her career at W.H. Freeman and Company working on science textbooks and trade books.
Associate Publisher, Director of Publicity & Marketing
Lindsay Gordon is the Associate Publisher and Director of Marketing & Publicity for both Avery Books and TarcherPerigee. She has over 16 years of experience promoting and publicizing non-fiction authors and their books. As Associate Publisher Lindsay oversees all of the customized publicity and marketing campaigns which are aimed towards securing as much media as possible and effectively getting the books in front of consumers in new and innovative ways. Lindsay has overseen and worked on the campaigns of numerous New York Times and national bestselling titles, including Atomic Habits by James Clear, The Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon, The XX Brain by Dr. Lisa Mosconi, I Beat the Odds by Michael Oher, Set Boundaries, Find Peace by Nedra Glover Tawwab, The Odd 1s Out by James Rallison and Unwinding Anxiety by Dr. Jud Brewer. Prior to joining Penguin Lindsay worked at the Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group at Random House, Inc.
Editor in Chief
Cited as “the reigning queen of ‘Big Idea’ self-help” in New York Magazine, Caroline Sutton joined Penguin Group (USA) in 2009 as editor in chief of Hudson Street Press. A graduate of Harvard University, she has worked at many imprints including Random House, Ballantine, Touchstone, and Collins. Her bestselling titles include Fat Chance by Robert Lustig, M.D., The First 20 Minutes by Gretchen Reynolds, The Emotional Life of Your Brain by Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D. with Sharon Begley, Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain by Sharon Begley, and Mindset by Carol Dweck, Ph.D. Other authors past and present include Deborah Tannen, Andrew Weil, Dean Ornish, Daniel Goleman, Tara Parker-Pope, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Lucia Watson, Executive Editor, began her publishing career as an editorial assistant at Viking in 1999. She joined Avery in 2005. Lucia acquires a diverse list of books in categories including health, psychology, science, parenting, memoir, food narrative, cooking, and lifestyle. Her recent titles include New York Times bestsellers The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon, Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell Esselstyn, M.D., and Marbles by Ellen Forney. She is also the editor of Gutbliss by Robynne Chutkan, M.D., Canyon Ranch: Nourish by Scott Uehlein, and the James Beard Award-winning What Katie Ate by Katie Quinn Davies.
Executive Editor Nina Shield joined TarcherPerigee and Avery in 2017 with a focus on prescriptive non-fiction. For TarcherPerigee, she is particularly interested in inspirational, self-improvement/personal growth, creativity, spirituality, wellness, and workbooks/journals. On the Avery side: mental health, functional medicine, parenting, and selective cookbooks/nutrition. Authors she has worked with include James Clear (New York Times bestseller Atomic Habits), Bishop Michael Curry (Love is the Way), Jordan Reid and Erin Williams (The Big Activity Book for Anxious People), Kelly McGonigal (The Joy of Movement), Talia Pollock (Party in Your Plants), and Kristy Shen (Quit Like a Millionaire).