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Our President and Publisher

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JUDITH CURR is President and Publisher of HarperOne, Amistad, and Rayo/HarperCollins Español at HarperCollins Publishers, focused on expanding the HarperOne editorial scope. Curr is building a fiction imprint sourced locally, globally, and internationally, while expanding the non-fiction properties, centering global appeals for the English and foreign language publishing programs. She is also growing the Amistad and Rayo imprints to build a wider list of diverse writers and stories within this editorial purview.

Prior to joining HarperCollins, Curr founded Atria Books in 2002, and was named President and Publisher of Atria Publishing Group in 2012, with responsibility for all its editorial, publishing, and marketing activities.

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Our Associate Publisher

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LAINA ADLER has worked as both a publicist and marketer since joining HarperOne in 2002, contributing to the success of such New York Times bestsellers as Love Wins by Rob Bell, Buddha by Deepak Chopra, The Art of Power by Thich Nhat Hanh, Eat to Live Cookbook by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, and perennial bestsellers The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, and the books of C. S. Lewis. Additionally, Laina leads the effort to enhance the discoverability of HarperOne’s thousand-title-strong backlist through promotions. Prior to joining HarperOne, she was a senior publicist at Chronicle Books.

Laina was named Associate Publisher in 2015 and manages HarperOne’s publicity, marketing, and design teams. She loves collaborating on the many phases of a book’s life—from helping acquire HarperOne authors to participating in the cover design process, overseeing campaigns, and working with sales reps and inventory teams. Recent successes include collaborating on various aspects of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson, Hashimoto's Protocol by Izabella Wentz, Unfu*k Yourself by Gary John Bishop, and The Study Quran.

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Our Editors

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Gideon Weil

GIDEON WEIL is a Vice President, Editorial Director, and General Manager. He has edited over thirty New York Times bestsellers from the world’s most influential voices of wisdom, learning, and change. He has worked with legendary figures in spirituality and personal growth, including Thich Nhat Hanh, Deepak Chopra, Paulo Coelho, Byron Katie, and Ram Dass. He has also helped develop many of the leading books and brands in the health industry, including Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Dr. Alejandro Junger, Dr. Izabella Wentz, Dr. Amy Myers, Dr. Sara Gottfried, and Dr. Aviva Romm. Gideon brings a rich knowledge of these categories and a dynamic approach to partnering with pioneers in their respective fields.

TITLES INCLUDE:
The Alchemist 
by Paulo Coelho

The Art of Power, The Art of Communicating, and Fear
by Thich Nhat Hanh

Super Immunity, The End of Diabetes, Fast Food Genocideand Eat to Live Cookbook by Dr. Joel Fuhrman

Clean, Clean Gut, and Clean Eats by Dr. Alejandro Junger

Search Inside Yourself by Chade-Meng Tan

What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 by Tina Seelig

Buddha by Deepak Chopra

Hashimoto's Protocol by Izabella Wentz

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MICHAEL (MICKEY) MAUDLIN works with the best and the most provocative religious authors on the market today, those who refresh, renew, deepen, overturn, and redefine the religious status quo. From religious scholarship to Bibles, from Christian and alternative spirituality to near-death experiences, Mickey focuses on the topics that are at the intersection of faith and culture. He has spent over thirty years in religious publishing, including work at Christianity Today and InterVarsity Press.

AUTHORS INCLUDE:
N. T. Wright

James Martin

C. S. Lewis Estate

Rob Bell

Peter Enns

Barbara Brown Taylor

Lauren Winner

Don Miguel Ruiz

Marianne Williamson

Peter Wehner

Ian Cron

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SHANNON WELCH started her publishing career at Rodale and recently joined HarperOne after spending five years at Scribner, where she was Executive Editor. Her focus is memoir, narrative nonfiction, and prescriptive nonfiction across a broad range of categories.

She has acquired and edited such New York Times bestsellers as Phil Knight's Shoe Dog, Adam Braun’s The Promise of a Pencil, Marina Keegan's The Opposite of Loneliness, Matthew Walker’s Why We Sleep, and Dr. Mehmet Oz's Food Can Fix It. Other authors include Adele Faber, Tony Wagner, Dr. Susan Blum, Bryan Cranston, and the estate of Elisabeth Kubler Ross.

Shannon is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and after having spent 15 years in New York, she returned to her native Bay Area and is based in the San Francisco office.

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LIBBY EDELSON is a Senior Editor at HarperOne. Before joining HarperOne in 2014, she was an editor at Ecco, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers and Houghton Mifflin (now Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) in New York City. She started her career in editing at the literary magazine Tin House. She has had the privilege to acquire and edit many award-winning and New York Times bestselling writers, from Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner and U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass to pioneering culture-maker Richard Hell, from James Beard Award–winning chefs April Bloomfield and Roy Choi to celebrities like Padma Lakshmi and Anthony Bourdain.

Libby acquires both narrative and prescriptive nonfiction, in areas from feminism to creativity; progressive spirituality to modern mysticism; lay science to nature writing; and pop culture to inspirational memoir and social justice.  Above all she is seeking thought leaders and fresh voices that engage in and shift the cultural conversation. Her forthcoming projects include a book on emotional labor by journalist Gemma Hartley and a spiritual-creative memoir by Emmy Award winning actor Josh Radnor.

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TITLES INCLUDE:
The Wild Unknown 
(New York Times Bestseller)
by Kim Krans

Invincible Living
by Guru Jagat

Material Girl, Mystical World
by Ruby Warrington

Playa Fire
by Stewart Harvey

Modern Tarot
by Michelle Tea

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MILES DOYLE is a Senior Editor based in New York. He is interested in discovering and developing diverse voices in HarperOne’s core categories of religion/spirituality, self-improvement, and health and wellness, from issues of social justice and civil rights, to alternative self-help, popular psychology, and voice-driven memoirs and prescriptive nonfiction. With an MFA in Writing, he works closely with emerging and established authors to help tell stories that inspire personal and social transformation, challenge conventional wisdom, and aim to bring about a lasting, positive change for the culture at large.

His list includes the New York Times bestselling Wait, What? And Life's Other Essential Questions by University of Virginia President James E. Ryan; Mirror Touch: A Memoir of Synesthesia and the Secret Life of the Brain by Joel Salinas, M.D.; and The Existentialist's Survival Guide: How to Live Authentically in an Inauthentic Age by Gordon Marino. Forthcoming projects include comedian and actor Chris Gethard’s self-help narrative You Are the Chaos; Reading for Life: A Crash Course in Figuring Out Your Passion and Purpose Through the World’s Great Works by Stanford University professor Blair Hoxby, based on his popular undergraduate seminar Education as Self-Fashioning Program; and New York Times contributor and cultural critic Andrew Reiner’s book about toxic masculinity.

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TITLES INCLUDE:
Wait, What?
by James E. Ryan

Mirror Touch 
by Joel Salinas M.D.

The Existentialist's Survival Guide 
by Gordon Marino

Rebel in the Ranks
by Brad S. Gregory

Adventures in Starry Kitchen 
by Nguyen Tran

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KATHRYN (KATY) HAMILTON is an Editor and has been with HarperOne for eight years, working closely with the imprint’s bestselling religion/spirituality and self-help/personal development authors. Her passion is working with authors who are engaging with faith and culture in fresh and vibrant ways. She acquires in the categories of religion and spirituality for the general market, and self-help projects that celebrate and encourage personal transformation.

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TITLES INCLUDE:
The Hollywood Commandments
by DeVon Franklin

Confessions of a Funeral Director 
by Caleb Wilde

Spiritual Graffiti
by MC YOGI

Grounded
by Diana Butler Bass

Unfu*k Yourself
by Gary John Bishop

Tiny Buddha's Gratitude Journal
by Lori Deschene

Assimilate or Go Home
by D. L. Mayfield

Soul Fury 
by Coleman Barks

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HILARY SWANSON is an Editor acquiring prescriptive and narrative books in the areas of feminism & fresh female voices, smart & edgy humor, anti-self-help, memoir, mental health, and unique/emerging subcultures. Born and raised in the Bay Area, she studied publishing at Emerson College in Boston and wrote for Brooklyn-based Mass Appeal magazine before returning to San Francisco, where she worked in marketing and publicity for City Lights Publishers—and once found a bag of Allen Ginsberg’s notebooks in a forgotten corner of the office.

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TITLES INCLUDE:
#IMOMSOHARD
by Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley

Read & Riot
by Nadya Tolokonnikova

Untitled Memoir
by Jonathan Van Ness

BRAVE
by Rose McGowan

F*cked
by Corinne Fisher & Krystayna Hutchinson

One Tough Mother
by Shannon Watts

How to Win at Feminism
by Reductress

Becoming Cliterate
by Dr. Laurie Mintz

I Used to Be a Miserable F*ck
by John Kim

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Anna Paustenbach

ANNA PAUSTENBACH is an Associate Editor working closely with some of HarperOne’s beloved self-help and spirituality authors. She is acquiring prescriptive nonfiction in the areas of progressive spirituality, personal success and self-help, and cultural commentary, as well as select memoir. Overall, she gets excited about fresh voices with their own spin on old wisdom.


AUTHORS INCLUDE:
Chani Nicholas

Sunny Bonnell and Ashleigh Hansberger

Hannah Paasch

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SYDNEY ROGERS is an Assistant Editor, millennial, feminist, and vegetarian with an eye for progressive ideas and marginalized voices. She acquires in the categories of self-help, memoir, history, and science, and is looking for passionate authors with a unique take on topics such as race, injustice, gender, and health.

Since joining HarperOne, Sydney has championed the women’s health movement with projects like Ditch the Pill by Dr. Jolene Brighten and The Core 4 by Steph Gaudreau. She acquired the forthcoming spirituality/self-help book from Tim Desmond, Buddhist philosopher and cofounder of the Occupy Wall Street movement whose new book How to Stay Human in a F*cked Up World is a straightforward mindfulness practice for real life. She is also working on a book with Mason Funk, founder of the OUTWORDS archive, which is preserving the incredible stories of LGBTQ pioneers across America.

Before joining HarperOne, Sydney was an Assistant Editor at Sourcebooks, an independent publisher in Chicago.

 

TITLES INCLUDE:
How to Stay Human in a F*cked Up World 
by Tim Desmond

The Core 4 by Steph Gaudreau

Ditch the Pill by Dr. Jolene Brighten

Eat to Beat Illness by Dr. Rupy Aujla

Heart Solution for Women by Mark Menolascino, M.D.

Diabetes Protocol by Milton Mills, M.D.

The Book of Pride by Mason Funk, Founder of the OUTWORDS archive