Erika Heilman

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Erika Heilman

Erika Heilmancofounder and publisher of Bibliomotion, enjoys working with authors to bring their ideas to market. Erika started her publishing career 27 years ago in New York, helping to launch John Wiley & Sons’ trade publishing program. She was chosen to manage flagship projects both at Wiley and Peterson’s College Guides before running her own publishing consultancy, Working Titles, for seven years. More recently, Erika has served as editorial director for Nicholas Brealey Publishing, which acquired and integrated Davies­Black Books in 2009. She’s also served as ghostwriter for such luminaries as H. H. the Dalai Lama. Brief diversions to Hollywood and to run her own health­food store only confirmed her love for business and publishing. A graduate of Bucknell University, Erika sits on the board of GemmaMedia and has served as a publishing panelist at events such as the Soundview/Nour Group Author Summit, the Harvard Medical School’s CME Publishing Course, and AMCF’s “Publishing in the Right Places.” She lives in the Seacoast Region of NH with her husband and three children.

Jill Friedlander

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Jill Friedlander

Jill Friedlander, cofounder and president of Bibliomotion, is excited about delivering quality content to readers while maximizing return to the author and the publisher. Jill has worked in book publishing at a small independent press, in investment banking on Wall Street, and was an associate at a major New York law firm. She lived in London from 1999 – 2007, and holds dual US and UK citizenship. While in London, Jill worked on corporate investigations, helped set up an independent film development company (and continues to sit on its board), and organized large-scale volunteer projects. In Boston, Jill was a consultant to many small nonprofits and a few large nonprofits before becoming involved in publishing on a full-time basis. Jill is a graduate of Harvard College and New York University School of Law. She lives in the Boston area with her husband, and the youngest of their four children, and is ever hopeful that one of them will take after her and be a voracious reader.

Shevaun Betzler

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Shevaun Betzler

Shevaun Betzler is Bibliomotion’s Publicist. She graduated from Emerson College with a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing in December 2012. While in college, she participated in two student literary publications, published a travel essay, and spent a semester studying abroad in a castle in the Netherlands. Shevaun’s previous publishing experiences include internships at Boston magazine, the MIT Press, and the Harvard Common Press. When she’s not writing press releases and pitching Biblio books to the media, you can find her reading contemporary fiction, planning her next overseas adventure, and drinking excessive amounts of black coffee.

Ari Choquette

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Ari Choquette

Ari Choquette is Bibliomotion’s Design and Tech Specialist. She earned her master’s degree in Publishing and Writing from Emerson College. During her time at Emerson, Ari worked as a Production Editor at Redivider, the graduate student literary magazine, where she collaborated to redesign the magazine. She has designed several print and digital publications; you can find some samples of her work at achoquetteonline.com. Ari also sits on the committee of the New England Book Show, put on annually by Bookbuilders of Boston. When she’s not at work, Ari enjoys making greeting cards and reading anything the library has to offer.

Susan Lauzau

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Susan Lauzau

Susan Lauzau is Bibliomotion’s Senior Editor. She is a seasoned editor who has worked in-house for publishers large and small—from Simon & Schuster/Prentice Hall to Friedman/Fairfax Publishers—as well as for Barnes & Noble’s proprietary publishing group, where she oversaw the original illustrated trade book program. She now offers her skills to publishers and authors through Susan Lauzau Editorial Services, helping writers shape their work and ensuring that their words communicate their message to readers effectively while preserving each author’s distinctive voice. She specializes in nonfiction trade books, and has worked extensively in the areas of business and marketing, lifestyle (particularly gardening and interior design/decorating), and natural history, as well as across a broad spectrum of categories packaged into informational formats. Susan holds a master’s degree in English and Adolescent Education from Hunter College and lives in New York City with zero cats.

Erin Leddy

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Erin Leddy

Erin Leddy is Bibliomotion’s Marketing, Sales, and Foreign Rights Coordinator. Erin is a recent graduate of Bowdoin College, where she earned a BA in English and Spanish. The past two summers have found her teaching English in Guatemala and leading backpacking trips in Maine. Through internships with Yumnuts Naturals and Manos Verdes, Erin learned to manage the websites and social media campaigns of small companies, experience which she is excited to apply to the world of publishing. Originally hailing from Connecticut, she looks forward to learning the ins and outs of city life in Boston and to finding opportunities to swim and hike.

Jill Schoenhaut

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Jill Schoenhaut

Jill Schoenhaut is Bibliomotion’s Production Manager. With more than 20 years experience in publishing, she has developed expertise in the general reference, professional/technical reference, and trade book arenas. Jill also has extensive management experience from her tenure with the production editorial departments of two major publishing companies—Simon and Schuster and John Wiley and Sons. Combining two of her passions, children’s literature and food, Jill created the “Cook a Book” children’s storytime program at her local library. Along with volunteering for the library, Jill volunteers at special events for a local educational farm. She graduated with a degree in English from Stony Brook University. She lives in the Lower Hudson Valley region of New York with her husband, their two teenagers, and more books than her shelves can hold.

Alicia Simons

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Alicia Simons

Alicia Simons, Bibliomotion’s Senior Director of Marketing, has spent her career specializing in Brand Development and Brand Management. After earning her Masters in International Business, Alicia worked with Fortune 300 Company, Campbell Soup Company, as a Brand Manager with full P&L responsibility, managing both established brands and new product development. She spent time in both Campbell’s domestic and Campbell’s European headquarters where she coordinated new product launches between France, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, and the UK. More recently, Alicia shifted her focus to work with authors, joining author marketing firm, Monaco Associates. Here, she worked with authors to focus their messaging and develop and utilize their platforms to achieve their business objectives and maximize the impact of the book. When not spending time with Bibliomotion’s authors, she keeps herself busy trying to keep track of her four daughters and husband.