TacherPerigee’s mission is to publish books that empower readers to improve their lives. This is self-help for a new generation, encompassing mental health, creativity, mind/body/spirit, family and relationships, social justice, and gift/inspiration-along with creative journals for the inner explorer, and a few “odd ones” for the quirky teen in us all.
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
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.
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).