Jennifer Bergstrom joined Simon & Schuster in 1998. She is responsible for the editorial and publishing activities of the Gallery Books Group, which includes the flagship imprint Gallery Books, literary imprint Scout Press, graphic novel line Gallery 13, fantasy and science fiction imprint Saga Press, and mass market publisher Pocket Books.
Ms. Bergstrom has published many bestsellers, including Ruth Ware’s #1 New York Times bestseller The Woman in Cabin 10; Amy Schumer’s #1 New York Times bestseller The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo; Tiffany Haddish’s The Last Black Unicorn; Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo’s He’s Just Not That Into You; Chelsea Handler’s Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea; Oliver Stone’s The Untold History of the United States; and Omarosa Manigault Newman’s Unhinged. Other authors Ms. Bergstrom has published and worked with include social media stars Tyler Oakley and Miranda Sings; celebrities Samantha Bee, Grace Jones, Mike Rowe, Tim Gunn, Stanley Tucci, and Tommy Chong; and novelists Christina Lauren, Lisa Genova, Bill Clegg, Mary Alice Monroe, and J.R. Ward.
Aimée Bell joined the Gallery Books Group as Vice President and Editorial Director in April 2018 after twenty-five years at Vanity Fair, where she served both as Deputy Editor and Books Editor. Her writers there included the award-winning columnists Christopher Hitchens and James Wolcott. She is primarily acquiring nonfiction. Her evolving list includes My Friend Anna: The True Story of a Fake Heiress by Rachel DeLoache Williams, The Problem with Everything by Meghan Daum, Camera Girl by Carl Sferrazza Anthony, Relentless Pursuit: My Fight for the Victims of Jeffrey Epstein by Bradley J. Edwards, and Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady by Stephanie Winston Wolkoff.
Alison Callahan began her publishing career as a reader for the fiction editors at The New Yorker and The Atlantic. After attending the Radcliffe Publishing Course, she worked at International Creative Management, HarperCollins, and Knopf Doubleday. In 2014, she joined Simon & Schuster, where she is currently Vice President and Executive Editor.
In 2015, she helped launch the brand-new literary imprint Scout Press with Ruth Ware’s debut, In a Dark, Dark Wood. Along the way, the authors Alison has edited include Amy Schumer, Erin Morgenstern, Ann Patchett, Liane Moriarty, America Ferrera, Iain Reid, Armistead Maupin, Daniel Alarcon, and Peter Straub, among many others. Alison’s interests include literary fiction with ambitious, cutting edge, and inventive plotlines and characters. She also enjoys stylistic and visionary stories that are just left of center, domestic dramas, fish out of water stories, and books that take readers outside of their comfort zones and perhaps cause them to view the world in a different way. Alison likes to keep her feet on the ground and her head in the clouds…
Maggie joined Gallery Books in October 2018 after graduating from the University of Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in English literature and attending the Columbia Publishing Course. As an undergraduate, she was editor-in-chief of UChicago’s student newspaper and interned at CNN Politics, Browne & Miller Literary Associates, and Grand Central Publishing. Maggie is on the lookout for smart contemporary fiction; edgy memoirs; and nonfiction about pop culture, history, and the environment. She assists Alison Callahan and Natasha Simons.
Jessica is the publicist for #1 New York Times bestselling authors Ruth Ware and Allie Brosh, as well as bestselling and critically acclaimed authors J.A. Jance, Katrine Engberg, Emma Jane Unsworth, Erica Ferencik, Layne Fargo, and Felicia Day, among others. Prior to joining Gallery Books in 2019, Jessica executed publicity campaigns for bestselling titles from Philippa Gregory, Reese Witherspoon, Anna Kendrick, Billy Idol, and more.
Sally Marvin joined Gallery Publishing Group as Vice President, Director of Publicity and Marketing, in July 2019. In this role Sally oversees both the Gallery publicity and marketing teams, sets strategies for campaigns, and represents Gallery and its various imprints to the larger Simon & Schuster group, national media contacts, and influencer platforms.
She began her publishing career at Ballantine Books, joined Random House Publicity as Assistant Director in 1997 and in 2006 became the imprint’s Publicity Director. Her publicity work helped to create some of Random House’s most beloved bestsellers, including Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken and Seabiscuit; Elizabeth Strout’s debut, Amy & Isabelle; Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit; and When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. Sally has also worked with numerous New York Times bestselling authors including Alan Alda, Maya Angelou, Christopher Buckley, Grace Coddington, Katie Couric, Jane Fonda, David Frum, Alan Furst, John Irving, Diane Keaton, Tracy Kidder, Robert Kurson, Jon Meacham, Richard Perle, Anna Quindlen, Tim Russert, and Lee and Bob Woodruff.