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WaterBrook and Multnomah announce
editorial team promotions

WaterBrook and Multnomah has promoted two key editors in the Colorado Springs office. Laura Barker, Vice President and Editor-in-Chief, announced the promotions of Shannon Marchese to Executive Editor and Susan Tjaden to Senior Editor.

“Shannon is highly respected by colleagues throughout Christian publishing for her keen instincts and up-to-the-minute knowledge of current trends. She joined our company as Editor in 2004, and since then she has spearheaded our fiction and children’s programs with passion and energy,” said Barker. Marchese has edited books by best-selling, award-winning authors like Cindy Woodsmall and Lisa Tawn Bergren. In her most recent role as Senior Editor, Marchese has expanded her list to include nonfiction authors such as Jessica Honegger, Jonathan Merritt, and Jo Saxton. Marchese’s expertise is reflected in many forthcoming titles, including As the Tide Comes In by Cindy Woodsmall, Walk On by Ben Malcolmson, and Imperfect Courage by Jessica Honegger.

“In her more than six years with WaterBrook and Multnomah, first as Associate Editor and most recently as Editor, Susan has consistently proven herself a team player with a great eye for books with commercial appeal. Along with winning the appreciation of authors like Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Becky Thompson for her skillful ability to draw out the best in their writing, Susan has taken the lead in developing ideas for the interactive inspirational resources and journals in WaterBrook’s proprietary creative line,” said Barker. Tjaden’s upcoming books include Made Like Martha by Katie Reid, Eat at Home Tonight by Tiffany King, and The Minimalist Home by Joshua Becker.

WaterBrook and Multnomah are imprints of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, the world’s largest trade book publisher, which is dedicated to its mission of nourishing a universal passion for reading by connecting authors and their writing with readers everywhere. The company, which employs 10,000 people globally, was formed on July 1, 2013, by Bertelsmann and Pearson, who own 75 percent and 25 percent, respectively. With more than 250 independent imprints and brands on five continents, Penguin Random House comprises adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction print and digital English- and Spanish-language trade book publishing businesses in more than 20 countries worldwide. With 15,000 new titles, and 600 million print, audio and eBooks sold annually, Penguin Random House’s publishing lists include more than 60 Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of the world’s most widely read authors.

Contact: Beverly Rykerd  (719) 268-1935