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Dana Kaye


Dana Kaye received her B.A. in Fiction Writing from Columbia College Chicago. After college, she worked as a freelance writer and book critic. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Time Out Chicago, Crimespree Magazine, Windy City Times, Bitch Magazine, and on GapersBlock.com. This experience has been crucial to her publicity career: she has the contacts and necessary industry insight to form pertinent, widespread media campaigns.

Dana is known for her innovative ideas and knowledge of current trends. She frequently speaks on the topics of social media, branding, and publishing trends. She is also a contributor to NBC Chicago’s Small Business blog.

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Sarah Simpson-Weiss


Sarah is a former Library Director, as well as a former Children’s and Teen Librarian. She has been the assistant to New York Times bestselling author, Rachel Caine, for the past 4 years, assistant to Janet Cadsawan of Cadsawan Jewelry for the past 2 years, and assistant to New York Times bestselling author, Carrie Ryan for 6 months . She joined the Kaye Publicity team in spring 2013 as an assistant to Dana Kaye. Sarah is an avid reader and self-proclaimed bookaholic.

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Anne Whealdon

Head of Community Relations

Anne received her BA in English Literature and Anthropology from the University of Kansas. She also received a minor in French which led her to teach English in France from 2008-2010. Currently she is working towards her MA in English Literature from DePaul University. She started as an intern at Kaye Publicity in the summer of 2012 and accepted her full-time position in November of that year.

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