Jeff O’Neal, CEO & Co-founder, reads books and writes about them. He has the great good fortune of living with his favorite person in the world and their two bright, beautiful children in Portland, OR.
Rebecca Joines Schinsky, Executive Director, Business Development, loves books, bourbon, travel, and cooking. She co-hosts the Book Riot Podcast and All the Books. She’s also passionate about yoga and serves on the board of directors for Project Yoga Richmond in her adopted hometown, Richmond, VA, where you might see her running around with a rambunctious golden retriever.
Her tweets can be found @RebeccaSchinsky.
Amanda Nelson, Executive Editor, can usually be found romping along the river in Richmond, Virginia, with her twin boys and foster children. Amanda also serves on the Young Professionals Council of the Virginia League of Planned Parenthood, and puts her former-indie-bookseller skills to use as the co-host of the Get Booked podcast.
Her tweets can be found @ImAmandaNelson.
Kelly Jensen, Editor, is a former teen librarian who worked in several public libraries before pursuing a full-time career in writing and editing. Her books include Here We Are: Feminism for The Real World and (Don’t) Call Me Crazy, a collection of art, essays, and words to launch a powerful and important conversation about mental health. It was named a best book of 2018 by the Washington Post and earned a Schneider Family Book Award Honor. Her next book is Body Talk, scheduled for Fall 2020. She’s also a certified yoga teacher.
Find her on Instagram @heykellyjensen.
S. Zainab Williams, Managing Editor, is a writer, cartoonist, former Birutė Galdikas wannabe, and hedge witch. Cursed with rampant wanderlust, she lives for travel, and doesn’t know what life even means without writing, books, and drag clubs. You can occasionally find her at her website, or hiding under a wig hissing at joggers from her basement window.
Find her on Instagram @szainabwilliams.
Vanessa Diaz, Associate Editor, is a writer, reader, and former bookseller from San Diego, CA whose Spanish is even faster than her English. Her penchant for books, travel, and a hot cuppa tea is rivaled only by her obsession with Agatha Christie and cheese. This Portland transplant can be found hosting the Read Harder Podcast, on Book Riot’s YouTube channel, and only very occasionally at Buenos Diaz San Diego.
Find her on Instagram at @BuenosDiazSD.
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Senior Contributing Editors
Annika Barranti Klein
Mary Kay McBrayer
Alyssa Eleanor Ross
Brenna Clarke Gray
Cathleen Perez Brenycz
Christina M. Rau
David Mitchell Som
Irene Katz Connelly
Karissa Knox Sorrell
Laura Diaz de Arce
Leah Rachel von Essen
Linh Anh Cat
M. Lynx Qualey
Mariela Santos Muñiz
Michelle Anne Schingler
Rebecca Wei Hsieh
Silvana Reyes Lopez