Gretchen Koss

about-gretchenhas been in publishing since graduating from Boston University in 1990. Most recently she was the Director of Publicity at Spiegel & Grau, a division of Random House where she worked on Suze Orman’s New York Times bestsellers Women & Money, and Suze Orman’s 2009 Action Plan, Artie Lange’s #1 New York Times bestseller Too Fat To Fish, Matt Taibbi’s New York Times bestseller The Great Derangement, Jessica Queller’s memoir Pretty is What Changes, and Janelle Brown’s debut novel All We Ever Wanted Was Everything to name just a few. Prior to joining Spiegel & Grau in May of 2006, she was the Associate Director of Publicity at Viking Books/The Penguin Group where she worked for 8 years with bestselling authors such as Jane Green, Terry McMillan, Nathaniel Philbrick, Melissa Bank, Mary Karr, A.M. Homes, Moby, Jasper Fforde, Peggy Noonan, Robert Greene (The 48 Laws of Power), Roddy Doyle, William Kennedy, and many others. Prior to joining The Penguin Group, Gretchen held publicity positions at Delacorte, Knopf, Farrar, Straus & Giroux and Bantam. Other authors Gretchen has worked with include: Robert Pirsig, Dr. Andrew Weil, Carl Hiaasen, Maeve Binchy, Elmore Leonard, and Sharon Olds.

Gretchen has been a book lover since the early days of Go Dog Go and Fun with Dick and Jane and considers herself lucky to be in a profession that allows her to work closely with authors every day. When her free time is not occupied by the demands of two small children, four dogs and one bad tempered cat, she loves to read. She lives just outside of New York City.

Meghan Walker

Meghan Walkerhas spent the last 17 years in book publishing, all of them in marketing roles. Most recently she was the Director of Marketing at Spiegel & Grau, a newly formed division of Random House. Prior to joining S&G, Meg spent 9 years as the second-in-command in the Putnam marketing department at Penguin Group (USA). She got her start in 1992 in college textbook publishing at Prentice Hall (since renamed Pearson Education) where she worked in ad/promo for 6 years. During her exhilarating tenure at S&G, Meg crafted the national marketing campaigns for Suze Orman’s million-copy New York Times bestseller Women & Money, Artie Lange’s #1 New York Times bestseller Too Fat to Fish, and Matt Taibbi’s New York Times bestseller The Great Derangement, among many others. During her tenure with Random House, Meg also pinch hit on the occasional Doubleday and Broadway title including the mega-selling Clapton: The Autobiography by Eric Clapton on which she worked hand-in-hand with Warner Bros. Records to build a fully integrated campaign. While at Penguin, Meg worked on the Putnam, Riverhead, Tarcher, and Avery imprints including books by such authors as Patricia Cornwell, Tom Clancy, Nora Roberts, Clive Cussler, Catherine Coulter, John Sandford, Sue Grafton, Robert B. Parker, Lance Armstrong, Khaled Hosseini, Chang-rae Lee, Nick Hornby, and Suze Orman.

After many fulfilling years of corporate publishing jobs Meg is thrilled to be out on her own yet still working with brilliant writers and savvy publishers and agents. Born and raised at the Jersey Shore, she lives in northern New Jersey with her husband Dave in a house that hums with life thanks to their two young children and two home-based businesses.

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About Sidebar: Gretchen

“I can think of no one in publishing who has a such a fantastic rapport with a wide variety of authors: Gretchen Koss is resourceful, intelligent, quick-thinking, always gets the job done (perfectly) and always winds up with her authors loving her. She creates and executes flawless publicity campaigns—and at the same time keeps everyone—publisher, author, agent—very happy. She is, in short, amazing.”

President, Viking & Plume

About Sidebar: Meghan

“I’ve known and worked with Meghan for many years. While at Putnam she worked tirelessly on the marketing campaigns for all of our repeat bestselling authors and always brought passion and fresh ideas to even the most challenging projects. Her positive energy made working with her a pleasure. In times like these, when we all need to see results, publishers and authors would be wise to hire Meghan.”

Senior Editor, Doubleday and former President, Penguin Group (USA)

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