ABOUT
MEGAN BEATIE

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PASSION FOR BOOKS
AND AUTHORS

Megan Beatie, a veteran publicist with 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 Robert Dugoni, Marcia Clark, Soman Chainani, Tess Gerritsen, Lee Goldberg, Brad Parks, Jason Pinter, Becky Albertalli, Maureen Johnson, Melissa de la Cruz, Tembi Locke, and Neil Gaiman and launched the careers of many debut novelists such as Victoria Lee, Lana Popovic, Robinne Lee, Sandhya Menon, Amber Smith, and Andrea Portes.  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.  She specializes in promoting young adult, middle grade, and picture books.

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.

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, and dog.

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Staff

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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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Olivia Haase

Associate Publicist

Olivia's passion for books began at a young age.  She currently divides her time between MBC and pursuing her Masters in Publishing from George Washington University, where she sits on the Editorial Committee for GWU's Journal of Ethics in Publishing.  Olivia loves connecting authors with their audiences and sharing news of great books with readers around the world.  In her molecules of spare time, you can find her reading, writing, or happily standing outside in the rain.

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Andrea Yang

Publicity Assistant

As a young insomniac, Andrea Yang discovered a love of books and developed a passion for them.  Currently, she lives in Arizona where she divides her time between working for MBC and studying English Literature at Arizona State University.  When she’s not studying or reading for work, she can be found on the top floor of ASU’s Hayden Library reading between stacks of old books or out in nature taking pictures of pretty flowers.