COMMITTEE MEMBERS

KATHERINE ARNETT

 

Katherine Arnett is the Digital Project Manager at North Atlantic Books, where she works on audiobook production and helps manage the North Atlantic Books website. After attending many BAWiP social and educational events, she joined the Communications Committee to help with website management.

HELENA BRANTLEY 

 

Helena Brantley is the principal of Red Pencil Publicity + Marketing, where she has developed promotional campaigns for books, authors and organizations since 2010. She currently serves on the marketing committee of LitQuake and on the San Francisco Bay Area board of Reading Partners. Previously, she was co-curator and publicist for Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas in 2017 and 2018, and the inaugural publicist for the Bay Area Book Festival in 2014 and 2015. She has been working in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2005, when she was recruited by HarperCollins Publishers. Earlier in her career, Helena promoted consumer brands in public relations, marketing and advertising agencies in New York City and Washington, D.C. She lives with her family of avid readers in Alameda,CA. She is a member of BAWiP's Robin Seaman Award Task Force. 

STEPHANIE CARGILL-GREER

 

Stephanie Cargill-Greer is an International Associate Sales Manager at Chronicle Books. She earned her B.A. in English Literature from Humboldt State University and graduated from the University of Stirling with a MLitt in Publishing Studies. She is a member of BAWiP's Communications Committee.

CHERISE HUNTER

 

Cherise Hunter is an Operations Specialist at Berrett Koehler book publishers. She received her MBA in Nonprofit Management at Willamette University in 2016. She is a member of BAWiP’s Communication Committee and the Robin Seaman Award Task Force.

ROCHON PERRY

 

Rochon Perry is co-founder of WRTB, LLC, which consists of Cedar Grove Publishing (book company) and Articulate Fish Media Group (digital marketing and media), along with her partners Rebecca Sims-Nichols and Gloria Davenport-Wilson. With the tagline Every Book is Somebody's Story, Cedar Grove Publishing's books celebrate diversity, and being true to yourself while overcoming adversity to achieve success. Previously, Rochon was an Art Director for a local San Francisco television station. She also worked on the White House Access to Capital for Small Business campaign, Bishop Desmond Tutu's first tour upon his release from prison, and has helped independent comic book companies and non-profits launch new marketing and publicity campaigns, curated cartoon exhibitions and been an Eisner Award judge. Rochon is a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association, Institute for Comic Studies, CALIBA, Bay Area Independent Book Publishers Association, People of Color in Publishing, the Children's Book Council and the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. She is also the recipient of several awards, including an award for news content from the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA).

COLLEEN RIORDAN

 

Colleen Riordan is a Book Marketing Coach at Wild Ink Marketing where she teaches authors and illustrators how to build their careers and sell more books through effective (and fun) data-driven marketing. Originally from Wisconsin, Colleen is a recent transplant to the Bay Area. She is a member of BAWiP's Communications Committee and maintains the BAWiP Job Board.

CHRIS SOSA LOOMIS

 

Chris Sosa Loomis is a marketing consultant specializing in brand strategy, lead generation, market development, content marketing, social media management and new product launches in book publishing and educational technology. As someone who is dedicated to increasing access to education, and to helping people become life-long learners who positively affect our world, Chris enjoys collaborating with those of like mind. Earlier in her career, she held positions at Cengage Learning and the University of California Press. She is a member of BAWiP’s Robin Seaman Award Task Force.

EDEN SUGAY

 

Eden Julia Sugay is Associate Marketing Manager for Events & Retail Marketing at Chronicle Books, and Poetry Editor for Apricity Press. She earned her B.A. in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Poetry from Mills College. She is a member of BAWiP's Communications Committee.

KATE WARNE

 

Kate Warne is the Managing Editor at UC Press, where she leads a crack team of project editors who oversee production—from manuscript to printed and e- book—of 180 titles annually. She’s been a board member for the Bay Area–based Publishing Professionals Network and is glad to be a committee member with Bay Area Women in Publishing. In her off hours, Kate is a poet, a hiker, and a reader.

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