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Beth Oleniczak, Marketing Specialist
When I was young, my parents often had to give me a nudge to put down my book—like when I was supposed to be at the dinner table, or when they’d think I was “cleaning my room.” Well, the joke’s on you mom and dad, because now I’m reading like it’s my job—because…it’s my job. I love it, and I couldn’t be happier to share my love of books with people who love them too.
Favorite Sourcebooks memory: Is it cheating to say my very first day? It’s always been my dream to work in publishing, and walking in was just so exciting—I’m pretty sure I had a ridiculous grin on my face for the full eight hours.
Your guilty pleasure: I’m a movie snob, but there’s nothing better than a cringe-inducing romantic comedy. I love them.
Book you'd take to a deserted island: The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen—I can read it a million times and still find something about it that blows me away.
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Margaret Coffee, National Accounts Manager, Schools and Libraries
Some of my earliest memories revolve around my mother reading to me at night—usually picture book classics such as the Frances books by Russell Hoban and Sam, Bangs and Moonshine. I especially loved animal stories. Winnie-the-Pooh was a particular favorite. Decades later, I worked at E. P. Dutton where I had the great fortune of travelling to various events with the original Milne family stuffed bear who now resides in air conditioned splendor at the New York Public Library. My now teenage son was a huge fan of Winnie as well. I’ve worked in children’s book publishing for 20+ years in both sales and marketing and I am so happy that I can continue to share my childhood passion for reading and books with booksellers and educators who love a good story as much as I do.
Favorite Sourcebooks memory: Attending the American Library Association conference my second week on the job and visiting with wonderful authors such as Allan Stratton, Charles Belfoure, Jennifer Fosberry, Seré Prince Halverson and Nicole Maggi. Working a show so early in the job is just a bit challenging. Within minutes of the exhibits opening, a librarian made a beeline to me and asked me to preview our coming list! Luckily I had read several books on the plane and the great marketing team chimed in.
Infomercial item you'd consider buying: The brownie pan with all edges. I love baking and brownies are my specialty. Everyone always wants the crispy edges!
Book you'd take to a deserted island: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon—it’s the perfect book for someone transported unwillingly to a strange new place.
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Alex Yeadon, Marketing Coordinator
I grew up with characters like the BFG, Ella (the Enchanted one), and Stanley Yelnats—so how could I not be a book lover? And when I realized that I could translate that love of books into a career, it was a true light bulb over the head type of moment. Now I get to work with some truly awesome stories and characters that I know I would have obsessed over as a kid (and still do as an adult, let’s be honest), and I can’t imagine doing anything else!
Infomercial item you’d consider buying: I’d be lying if I said the Bacon Bowl didn’t intrigue me.
Book you'd take to a deserted island: Anything by Junot Díaz.
What did you want to grow up to be when you were younger? A wizard! (Can you tell I’m a Harry Potter fan?) Needless to say, my 11th birthday was kind of a bummer.
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