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Megan Beatie, a veteran publicist with more than 25 years of experience in publishing, is President and CEO of Megan Beatie Communications (MBC), a book publicity and marketing agency.

Megan has forged publicity campaigns for numerous bestselling authors including Linda Ronstadt, Robert Dugoni, Soman Chainani, Tess Gerritsen, Jenny Mollen, Ian K. Smith, Lee Goldberg, Becky Albertalli, Maureen Johnson, Marcia Clark, Melissa de la Cruz, Attica Locke, Tembi Locke, and Neil Gaiman and launched the debuts of many novelists such as Deborah Falaye, Victoria Lee, Robinne Lee, Sandhya Menon, and Amber Smith.  She has represented authors in nearly every conceivable genre including literary and commercial fiction, mysteries and thrillers, science fiction, fantasy, and graphic novels, as well as nonfiction books covering pop culture, film, entertainment, health, lifestyle, parenting, and relationships.

Representing the fifth generation of a farming family from Southern California's Ventura County, Megan was valedictorian of her high school and graduated from Middlebury College, Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, with a degree in English literature.  Afterwards, she joined Goldberg McDuffie Communications as a publicist where she spent nearly two decades, rising to the level of Vice President, Director of Publicity.  While there she cultivated strong, long-standing relationships with editors, journalists, and producers at the most influential television shows, radio programs, magazines, newspapers, websites, and blogs around the world.

In 2015, she formed her own namesake agency so she would be able to focus on more personalized strategies and outreach opportunities for authors and books about which she's truly passionate.  Since then, her company has grown to include a talented and hard-working support staff.  All told, MBC has delivered dramatic results for its chosen authors and has promoted dozens of bestsellers.

She was a guest faculty member of UC Riverside Palm Desert's Low-Residency MFA Program in 2023.  

Megan is a fitness nut who has completed eight marathons, two Spartan races and one triathlon.  She currently resides in Los Angeles where she's outnumbered in her all-male family by her husband, their two sons, dog and cat.

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Stephanie Elliot

Publicity Manager

Author, editor, and book publicist with a degree in Journalism, Stephanie has been passionate about books and authors since the fifth grade.  She spent nearly a decade as a book blogger interviewing authors and hosting daily giveaways.  She has published a novel (Sad Perfect, published by Macmillan) and is working on another.  She keeps herself awake and reading with help from her husband and three kids who bring her Coke Zero, iced tea, lattes, and dark chocolate.

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