Jennifer Childs is the Vice President of Library Marketing at Penguin Random House. She has been with company for over 15 years and in that time has worked with many amazing authors and read numerous bestsellers…before they were bestsellers. She loves being able to share new writers and her favorite books with other readers and can’t think of a more perfect group of people to book chat with than librarians. Talk about a dream job for a former English Major, this is it–a 9 to 5 daily book club! The mother of a very active 9-year-old and twin preschoolers, she is often caught reading books about Healthy Sleep Habits and Positive Discipline. When she does find an elusive moment to read for pleasure, it is usually a Regency Romance, Historical Fiction, a Young Adult Post-Apocalyptic novel, or upon occasion, a well-crafted memoir.
Elizabeth Fabian is the Associate Director of Library Marketing at Penguin Random House. She has been with the company for over 10 years, working on both consumer advertising campaigns and marketing to librarians and patrons. Elizabeth can often be caught reading Lee Child’s latest thriller, self-help parenting guides, or any book that crafts a wonderful mother-daughter story.
Erica Melnichok is a Library Marketing Manager at Penguin Random House. It was her love for children’s and YA literature that drew her to a career in publishing. Her nine years of library marketing experience & passion for libraries led to her MLS degree in 2010! Her early years spent reading L.M. Montgomery, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Cynthia Voight evolved into a love of all things Jane Austen, historical fiction, and strong heroines worth rooting for in any number of genres. “As a teenager leaving for college, my mother suggested I consider librarianship. But I dismissed this sage advice, not realizing that my longstanding bookworm status could indeed lead to a career path. Lesson learned, mom does know best!”
Kelly Coyle Crivelli is a Library Marketing Manager at Penguin Random House. She started her career at Random House back in 1998 when the library marketing “team” consisted of only two people and there was not yet such a thing as a blog! And after nearly a decade away, she has returned and is very happy to be reunited with the incredible titles and authors that Penguin Random House offers, having missed them very much over the years. Kelly will read just about anything- but has a particular fondness for books about Russia, books with old people in them and a book that will simply make her cry. And of course, finds nothing as enjoyable as the way Jane Austen can depict a character!
Dominique R. Jenkins is a Library Marketing Manager at Penguin Random House. Her love of reading and wanting to shape the books her nieces and nephews grew up reading is why she began her career in publishing. Dominique has a Masters in Publishing and worked in marketing at OUP before moving over to Penguin. Fun fact about her—she reads the ends of books first. Why? If the last paragraph grabs her, she wants to see how the author puts together the rest of the book. Dominique’s favorite books ever are Little Women, and The Little Prince.
Maureen Meekins is very excited to be a part of the Penguin Random House Library Marketing team. After working in Library and Academic Marketing for 3 years, she is glad to finally be able to focus on what she is most passionate about: Libraries. As a former English and Creative Writing major, this is Maureen’s dream job. She is never without a book and, as a matter of fact, she will soon need to move into a bigger house to fit even more books. Don’t worry, it’s something her fiancé has learned to accept and accommodate (like he had a choice). Maureen has a thing for European authors and is a sucker for anything dark and twisted. A few of her favorites include anything Bret Easton Ellis or Albert Camus, and Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment.
Chelsea Newbould is a Library Marketing Coordinator at Penguin Random House. After college, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course to learn more about the industry and meet people who share her love of books. Her favorite library memory is spending summer afternoons with her brother at the local library and she’s thrilled to be working with librarians today.