Colorado Women in Publishing

Our Members

Marilyn Auer, Publisher, Bloomsbury Review

Kerri Baker, Freelance Copywriter
Kerri has worked as a freelance copywriter for the school and library market, primarily under the umbrella of Mary Kay Jezzini's firm Publicity Connections (formerly the Cheshire Corporation), since she earned her Master of Humanities degree from the University of Colorado at Denver in 1996. Eager to expand her client base, she recently created a web site, which presents her writing samples, resume, and pricing information.

Eliana Berlfein , President, Sidewalk Cafe Design
Eliana is a web designer who has designed sites for several members of the Women In Publishing Group as well as for other large and small companies. She has a master's degree in instructional design and 10 years of experience designing multimedia CD ROMS for children and adults. Her educational clients have included Lightspan Partnership, Key Technologies, MacMillan/McGraw Hill, and Creative Learning Systems.

Laurie Brock, President, Brock Associates
Laurie is a consultant who works with trade, institutional and digital publishers to help them find alternative ways to use their content. In addition, she conducts brainstorming sessions, focus groups and other strategic analyses for her clients. She's now embarking on a new adventure of creating video memories for grandparents and parents.

Elizabeth Geiser, Director, The Publishing Institute at the University of Denver

Donna Hamilton, Reference Specialist, Boulder Public Library.
After over 12 years in marketing and sales in book publishing, Donna now handles reference, collection development, and promotional projects for the Library while pursuing a master's degree in library and information science through the University of Illinois' distance learning program.

Gail Hartman, President, Hartman Educational Technology, Inc.
Hartman Ed. Tech. provides curriculum design and instructional technology services to K-12 schools and libraries. They create (print, software, and Web-based) curriculum, teacher's guides, classroom activities, webquests, content scripts, user's guides, state and national Ed. standards alignments, and assessment materials.

Jeanne Hayes, President, Quality Education Data
Jeanne heads Quality Education Data, Inc. (QED), a database and research firm that provides marketing services from initial market research to database predictive modeling to customer satisfaction studies, all based on QED's National Education Database of more than 4 million educators in schools, libraries and colleges. She also works in New York at Scholastic Inc., QED's parent company, as VP of Marketing Development. In December 2002, Jeanne was inducted into the AEP "Hall of Fame" recognizing her for extraordinary individual achievement, professional accomplishments, and a lifetime commitment to educational publishing.

Kathleen Kauff
, Former Executive Director, Publishers Association of the West. Prior to running PubWest, Kathleen ran the online division of Scholastic in New York.

Barbara Osgood-Hartness, Publisher, Poncha Press,
In late 1999, Barbara founded Poncha Press, an independent book publisher based in Morrison, CO. Still reluctant to focus on any one niche, the company’s titles include social/political, travel, westerns, and literary fiction. Poncha Press donates a portion of its profits to non-profit groups dedicated to animal welfare.

Dianne Howie, General Manager, Fulcrum Publishing
Fulcrum is the largest independent book publisher in Colorado, publishing "books that matter" in the areas of travel & outdoor recreation, gardening, nature, contemporary west, the environment, and Native American studies, among others. I've been in trade publishing for almost 20 years; educational direct marketing prior to that.

Lisa Knudsen, Executive Director, Mountain & Plains Booksellers Association
The Mountains & Plains Booksellers Association represents 250+ independent, locally-owned bookstores throughout the greater Rocky Mountain region. 

Linda Ligon, President, Interweave Press
In business since 1975, Interweave Press publishes six magazines and many books related to fiber, thread, needlework, beads, herbs, natural health, gardening, and cooking. Throughout Interweave's evolution, its publications have focused on natural materials and processes, a respect for "doing," and an appreciation of the fine, simple things in life.

Paulette Livers, President, Livers Lambert Design
For over twenty years, Paulette has been designing books, magazines, marketing and corporate identity programs for the publishing industry. She has also written and illustrated books for children.

Margaret Maupin, Buyer, Tattered Cover Bookstore

Dodie Ownes,
Dodie came to CO in 1993 as the systems librarian at Auraria Library, after receiving her MLS at U of Chicago in 1986. She then returned to her vendor roots and worked with CARL Corporation until 1997 as the Dir of Marketing and Events. Dodie was the west coast advertising rep for LJ, SLJ and Criticas, all publications from Reed Business Information family. she is now working part time for The Winter Group, an advertising agency with numerous publishing clients.

Jody Rein, President, Jody Rein Books, Inc. is a Denver-area literary agency.

Carolyn Richards, President, Marblehead Productions
Marblehead Productions provides multimedia project management, instructional design, and content development services for publishers in higher education.

Lynne Reinner, Owner and Publisher, Lynne Rienner Publishers.

Lynne Reinner Publishers is celebrating 19 years of independent publishing and is known for its cutting-edge, high quality scholarly and academic books and journals in politics, the social sciences, and the humanities.

Carol Waugh, President, Xcellent Marketing
Carol provides strategic marketing consulting services to a variety of publishing companies selling to K-12 schools and libraries. She is also the co-author/editor of many books and articles about marketing to schools and libraries (also on roller skating and quilt making, but that's another story!) In June, Carol was awarded the coveted Pink Jacket Award for her contributions to educational technology in K-12 schools. In September 2003, she started ther third publishing company and is publishing a series of books for the publishing community. The series is called "Books for Successful Publishers".

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