Angela Craft was raised by geeks who imparted to her a strong love of science fiction through Star Trek and Quantum Leap, and set aside time for Farscape and X-Files marathons as family bonding activities. Not to mention the weekly trips to the library where in middle school she methodically went through the science fiction books from A-Z, as well as her long-running teenage career as an Animorphs fan fic author. Originally from Michigan, Angela now spends her time binge watching the latest Netflix original series, playing role playing games, and of course reading everything and anything science fiction-y she can get her hands on. Follow her on Twitter @angelacraft.
Caroline Perny is a geek girl, book lover, and all around enthusiastic nerd. She grew up in Queens, pretending to be a mermaid and brushing her hair with a fork, or imagining that her bike was a unicorn and that curtain rods were enchanted swords (much to her mother’s dismay). She now pretends to be an adult, and works as a publicist for Harper Voyager, Avon Books, and William Morrow. Apart from talking to the coolest authors in the galaxy, her favorite part of the job is getting to geek out on a daily basis. Her first book boyfriend was Tay Trefenwyd, and she’s pretty sure that someday, a respected Jedi Master will come to tell her that she’s actually the other Skywalker. Until then, she’s content to obsess over any (or every) Conan the Barbarian story, play all the video games she can get (Skyrim, Uncharted 4, all GTAs, and Banjo Kazooie are her favorites), and binge-watch every comic book adaptation there is (relax, she reads the books, too). She can be found roving the streets of New York trying to catch Pokémon, or with her nose buried in a book. She lives in Astoria with her boyfriend, an alarmingly large collection of swords, guitars, novels, and one extremely sassy cat. For those wondering, she still does brush her hair with forks. Follow her on Twitter @CarolinePerny, and check out the #Slothursday hashtag to see what happens when SFF gets slothified.
David Pomerico is just a steel-town boy on a Saturday night…no, that’s not quite right. He’s actually a fish-town boy from Long Island who grew up on science fiction, fantasy, and all the 80s and 90s pop culture he could get his hands on. As such, he’s fairly good at trivia, video games that only require two buttons, and loading up programs off of floppy disks. He desperately wanted to find out that his name was really Beldavid, is on Team Raistlin when it comes to the War of the Twins, wishes he could play laser tag in space, thinks he would have been a good stand-in for Xander, and actually likes the movies of LoTR more than the books (for other gasp-worthy moments, ask him about Doctor Who, Big Bang Theory, and most DC characters). As Executive Editor of Harper Voyager, he’s looking for all sorts of science fiction and fantasy, but really enjoys military SF, space opera, epic fantasy, contemporary (magic-based) fantasy, and contemporary (science-based) SF. He loves stories with good pace, novels that stand-alone even in the midst of a series, and edges more towards heroes vs. villains, rather than anti-hero and shades of gray. As with all the Voyager authors, David is excited about finding new voices that are telling under-represented stories, and is actively guiding the list to be as inclusive as possible. If you’re bored, you can follow him on Twitter: @PomericoD.
Growing up, Jessie went by many names. Depending on the book that was gracing her nightstand, she was known as Eilonwy, Aerin, Sandry, Alanna, Meg, Nita, Rachel, Liadan, and more. Now she's living her own grand adventure (with a little less magic, but a few more modern conveniences), having traveled from the wilds of suburban Georgia to New York City where she works as a publicist for Harper Voyager, Avon, and William Morrow. She can't think of a better job than one helping readers find their next favorite book and fall in love with amazing characters. Find her on twitter at @jessie1013.
Pam Jaffee might be regarded as the Hubble Space Telescope of the Voyager group. Always in motion, observing changes in the atmosphere, collecting information, and broadcasting messages back to Earth (whose residents include members of the media, authors, readers, and her colleagues). A lifelong bookaholic, Pam would often get in trouble as a kid for sitting on the sofa, inhaling series of novels at a time, and avoiding chores. Fully grown now, she can no longer avoid chores, but still reads at least a book a day. Pam would agree with David Pomerico about LoTR movies vs. books (no offense to Tolkien’s fine words, but Viggo). She also would like to add an Ewok to her herd of animals and children at home, and still thinks “I love you/I know,” are the most romantic words uttered in cinematic history. Early fantasy favorites included David Eddings, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Douglas Adams, and Mercedes Lackey. Epic fantasy, humorous fantasy and urban fantasy still reside jealously (like dragons) at the heart of her obsessive reading habits. Pam is thrilled to have worked with some of HarperCollins’ most talented and prolific SFF authors – and possibly have interacted with most of them while she was circling in orbit. (A defining moment in her publicity career was when Sean Astin, a.k.a. Samwise Gamgee, kindly ushered Sir Terry Pratchett into the green room at NYCC, past a herd of burly, surly security guards, who surely thought they were orcs.) She should be on Twitter more, but regardless, feel free to follow her at @pamjaffee.
In July 2016, after five years at Random House, Priyanka Krishnan made the long and perilous journey from midtown to downtown to join the Harper Voyager editorial team. She grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio (go Cavs!), where she often threw playing cards at her brother’s head (because she was Gambit, duh), believed the trees could speak to her, and was secretly convinced she’d find a Book of Shadows and come into her powers. Han Solo and Aladdin were her soulmates (later replaced by a deep and meaningful affair with Legolas), her daemon was a falcon, and—depending on the day—her backyard was Luster, Narnia, or Prince Edward Island (yes, she did eventually realize PEI is a real place). Now…well, not much has changed. At Voyager, she’s on the hunt for fantasy rooted in fairytales and folklore; character-driven space operas; stories that explore diverse religions, mythologies and cultures; richly textured historical settings; lush literary speculative fiction; and any narrative that embraces the idea that there’s magic in everyday life. Also, yes to gray areas, to antiheroes and complicated villains (Loki ftw), to unexpected romances, and to great Scooby gangs. You’ll never convince her that Buffy belongs with Angel (#teamspike) or that the Harry Potter movies are any good (fine, maybe Deathly Hallows Part I, but that’s it). If you can deal with that, follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @mspriyanka.
Shawn Nicholls in the marketing department grew up huddled in the corner reading Ender¹s Game over and over again before graduating to the unknown with the X-Files every Friday night, watched in the dark. The iconic “I Want to Believe” poster may or may not still be above the bed in his childhood room. Shawn leans towards contemporary science fiction and horror. He has no patience for sloths.