I started my career working at Wiley, specifically on the professional books published under their Jossey-Bass brand. I wrote press releases, which I folded inside the book myself (this was the late 1990s!) and then sent the copies off to book reviewers at big publishing trades, including Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Kirkus Reviews. One of the best parts of my job at Wiley was helping authors with their book signings at the lovely local bookstores throughout the Bay Area (and the bigger ones!) as well as accompanying some of the more “celebrity” authors on local book tours. I’m grateful for the six years I spent in publishing because it allowed me to be around books and also launched my experience in public relations, which is where I have been ever since.