Avery Team

Penguin: Because Reading Matters

Suzy Swartz, Assistant Editor

Suzy Swartz joined Avery in 2017. She works with Lucia Watson on books like The Korean Vegan Cookbook by Joanne Lee Molinaro, The Alcohol Experiment by Annie Grace, Fiber Fueled by Will Bulsiewicz, MD, Sababa by Adeena Sussman, and The Gracias Madre Cookbook. Suzy’s first acquisition was The Zero-Waste Chef by Anne-Marie Bonneau, and she…

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Hannah Steigmeyer, Associate Editor

Associate Editor Hannah Steigmeyer joined Avery and TarcherPerigee in 2017 with a focus on nonfiction in the accessible science and health and wellness space. She has a special interest in novel entrepreneurial approaches to science, technology, health, and business. She is the Editor of Giving Hope, Fuel the Fire, and Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 6th…

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Nina Shield, Executive Editor

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.

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Lucia Watson, Executive Editor

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.

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Lindsay Gordon, Associate Publisher, Director of Publicity and 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.

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Caroline Sutton, 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.

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Megan Newman, Senior Vice President and Publisher

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.

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