Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tomorrow on Kitchen Chat: Kathleen Schmidt

Better known as @bookgirl96 - I'm an avid follower of Kathleen's funny quips, odd news bits and publishing advice and you should be too. Join us on Kitchen Chat, Friday at 11:00 am central, for the inside sccop on the publishing, publicity and Kathleen's story.

Kathleen Schmidt has worked in publishing for 15 years and joined Shreve Williams Public Relations as the director of publicity and digital media in 2010. She started her career in publicity at Carol Publishing in 1995 and in 1998 joined Penguin Group (USA), where she worked until 2006. As director of publicity for Dutton and Gotham Books she managed publicity campaigns for such authors as Eric Jerome Dickey, John Jakes, John Lescroart, and Diane Johnson.

In 2006 Schmidt joined Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster as vice president, director of publicity. During her tenure there she oversaw the publicity campaigns for bestselling authors Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Weiner and the international bestseller, The Secret. She also helped launch the careers of Diane Setterfield, whose novel The Thirteenth Tale was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller, and Kate Morton, whose novels The House at Riverton and The Forgotten Garden were both New York Times bestsellers. In 2009 Kathleen had the honor of working on The Time of My Life, a memoir by the late Patrick Swayze and his wife Lisa Niemi.

Kathleen is a graduate of Rutgers University-Newark, and lives in Northern New Jersey.

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