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Susan Tjaden promoted to executive editor of WaterBrook and Multnomah

Laura Barker, Vice President, Publisher of WaterBrook and Multnomah, announced the promotion of Susan Tjaden to Executive Editor, WaterBrook and Multnomah, effective immediately, continuing to report to Andrew Stoddard, Editorial Director.

“Since she first joined WaterBrook and  Multnomah as associate editor in 2012, Susan has consistently been a team player, always ready to take on new challenges and alert to opportunities to strengthen our publishing program,” said Barker. “In her subsequent roles, most recently as Senior Editor, she has demonstrated a keen eye for commercial projects, having acquired and edited several New York Times and USA Today bestsellers, including The Lazy Genius Way by Kendra Adachi, Own Your Everyday by Jordan Lee Dooley, and The Minimalist Home by Joshua Becker. In addition to her impressive stable of authors, Susan leads the Ink & Willow team in developing creative, beautiful products for WaterBrook’s line of interactive inspirational resources.”

Barker added, “Susan is known for her ability to inspire authors to their best work as well as for her flexibility in editing across a variety of genres, from self-help and motivational titles to memoir, Christian living, and devotionals. Beloved by authors and agents, she also is highly valued by her colleagues for her sense of humor, encouraging words, and commitment to excellence in every aspect of publishing.”

The WaterBrook and Multnomah team congratulates Susan Tjaden on her new role.

WaterBrook and Multnomah are imprints of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC.