Liz Pelletier, Publisher
Liz Pelletier is first and foremost an entrepreneur. Beginning with the belief that authors who write great books should receive a majority of the profits, she created a new business model that bridged the gap between self and traditional publishing and co-founded Entangled, taking it from start-up to a formidable presence in the industry in just three years. Her out-of-the-box approach garnered a groundbreaking distribution deal with Macmillan, as well as a joint venture with St. Martin’s Press.
Since its inception, Entangled has had 27 USA Today bestsellers, 11 New York Times bestsellers, and has earned myriad awards within the industry. Ms. Pelletier, who was also recently named by Bibliodaze as one of 2014’s Most Influential People in Publishing, alongside John Green, Veronica Roth, Sherman Alexie, and HM Ward, to name a few, also acquired the sixth bestselling book of 2012, The Marriage Bargain. Under her direction, Entangled has become an industry leader, forging a new path as the next generation of publishing.
Find her on Twitter at @Liz_Pelletier.
Heather Howland, Associate Publisher
Heather Howland, co-founder of Entangled Publishing, began editing in the legal, industrial, and technical sectors ten years ago while working as a production manager. Before joining the Entangled family, she worked as a freelance editor and as the acquisitions editor of a small romance publisher. In addition to her position as Associate Publisher, she edits popular authors such as NYT bestsellers Katee Robert, Laura Kaye, Tessa Bailey, and Kelsie Leverich, USA TODAY bestsellers Samanthe Beck, Cari Quinn, and Misty Evans, and up-and-coming rock stars Tonya Burrows and Nicolette Day. Heather enjoys teaching craft chats and editing workshops, and mentors YA authors through the writing and editing process whenever she’s able. She holds a BS in creative writing and psychology, which she channels into her love of dark and sexy romantic fiction. Find her on Twitter at @HeatherHowland.
Heather Riccio, Assistant Publisher
Heather has worked with Entangled since December 2011, utilizing her strong background in marketing and publicity to work her way up to assistant publisher. Her Masters degree is in Fiction Writing and her undergraduate degree is a double degree in English and Anthropology from University of California, Riverside. She also works for Bowker part-time as a market researcher, which keeps her up-to-date on book trends. On the side, Heather can also be found doing pro-bono work as the Director of Partnerships for Project Migration, a fashion accessories company with a charitable initiative, and as the Features Editor for Urbanette magazine. Her life-long goal is to work for Entangled and write at night! Find her on Twitter @HeatherRiccio.
Stacy C. Abrams, Executive Editorial Director of Entangled Teen and Select
Stacy Abrams, co-founder of Entangled Publishing, started in the publishing industry in 2002, most recently leaving a seven-year stint at Bloomsbury Publishing’s children’s division to join the Entangled team. Stacy has edited such award-winning and high-caliber YA authors as Jessica Warman, Tracy Deebs, Alex Scarrow, and Michelle Rowen, among many others, and her books have earned starred reviews from all the major review journals. In addition to editing, she has been a freelance copy editor for several major New York publishing houses. She earned her Bachelor’s in English at Northwestern University and currently resides in New York City with her husband and too-cute puppy. Find her on Twitter at @StacyAbramsEdit.
Melanie Smith, Financial Director
Melanie Smith, co-founder of Entangled Publishing, brings fifteen years of experience in the corporate world to her role as Financial Director. A Program Manager with Hewlett Packard, Melanie holds a MS in mathematics, a MA in education, and is an MBA candidate. With her PMP Certification and ten years experience managing million-dollar revenue-generating software projects, she is uniquely qualified to leverage her skillset across the complex landscape of copyright and royalty management.
Melissa “Misa” Bourbon Ramirez, Executive Publicity Director
Misa Ramirez, co-founder of Entangled Publishing, started her career in the publishing industry as an author more than twelve years ago, has two best selling mystery series, and runs a vibrant author marketing website. She teaches creative writing with Southern Methodist University’s CAPE program, as well as online, and is the marketing director for Entangled Publishing where she directs publicity and marketing for the Covet, Flirt, Ever After, and Brazen lines. Misa loves working behind the scenes to help other authors build their platforms and find great success with their novels. She believes in a strong partnership between authors and their publishers and fully embraces the Entangled philosophy of ‘no book being left behind’. Find her on Twitter at @MisaRamirez.
Jessica Turner, Marketing Director
Jessica had no idea how much assuming the moniker “The Spinecracker” would completely change her life. In 2010 while working as the marketing assistant and social media director for a real estate firm in San Diego, she began reviewing books on her personal book blog. Always the chatterbox, she quickly befriended authors, publishers, and fellow reviewers. She had the opportunity to become a freelance writer for HeroesandHeartbreakers.com and later the Huffington Post. But her dream was to always find a way in to the magical word of publishing. Jessica was hired by Entangled Publishing in July 2012 as a publicist. She has since moved into a Publicity Director role and has resigned from her other job, as she’s found her dream job once and for all. She can be found on twitter @TheSpinecracker