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Megan Beatie, a veteran publicist with more than two decades 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 New York Times bestselling authors, including Becky Albertalli, Maureen Johnson, Melissa de la Cruz, Dr. David Agus, and Neil Gaiman and launched the careers of many debut novelists, such as New York Times bestsellers Sandhya Menon and Amber Smith. She has represented authors in nearly every conceivable genre including literary and commercial fiction, mysteries, thrillers and graphic novels, as well as nonfiction books covering pop culture, film, entertainment, health, lifestyle, parenting, relationships, religion, and business. She specializes in promoting picture, middle grade and young adult books and handles the publicity for the annual YALLWEST book festival in Santa Monica, CA.
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 books and authors about which she’s truly passionate, and the results are undeniable. Since hanging out her shingle, Megan has delivered dramatic exposure for the authors with whom she's chosen to work and has been an intrinsic contributor to more than a dozen bestsellers.
Megan is a fitness nut who has completed eight marathons, two Spartan races and one triathlon. After more than five years of working in New York City, she returned to her home in Southern California and currently resides in Los Angeles where she’s outnumbered in her all-male family by her husband and their two sons.