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Meryl L. Moss
President/Founder/Publisher

Like many new ideas, Meryl Moss created Booktrib.com on a napkin. When traditional media outlets started reducing their coverage of books and authors, Meryl put a stake in the ground with a website featuring under-the-radar authors that deserved to be noticed, and that readers would enjoy discovering – whether debut writers, midlist or even occasional bestsellers. Rather than focus on the household names you read about everywhere, BookTrib.com’s mantra is to give voice to those authors that really need to be heard…and read.

Meryl is Founder and President of Meryl Moss Media (www.merylmossmedia.com), a literary media relations and marketing firm that for 25 years has been promoting and branding authors and their books through media exposure, speaking engagements, social media and creative marketing solutions. The firm specializes in working with first-time authors as well as those who are established and looking for a seasoned group of professionals to take them to the next level. Meryl Moss Media is proud to work with authors book after book, the best compliment there is.

Favorite Books: 
Anna Karenina, The Secret Garden, A Wrinkle In Time, Green Eggs and Ham

Author You Could Be Best Friends With: 
Susan Shapiro Barash

If You Could Be Any Character in Literature:  
Tortured and passionate — Emma Bovary

Words To Live By: 
“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”

Jim Alkon

Jim Alkon

Editorial Director

Jim Alkon is a veteran of the business-to-business media and marketing worlds, with extensive experience on both the business development and content sides. He has run brands and industry publications, increased revenue and profits, breathed new life into titles, repositioned troubled ones, created new content vehicles and revenue sources, improved corporate websites and monetized them effectively, developed and refined social media programs, launched events left and right, initiated customized client initiatives, and created marketing platforms for a variety of products. But Jim is a writer at heart – whether a blog, white paper, corporate communication, marketing or sales piece, it really doesn’t matter as long as he is having fun and companies are benefitting by it.

Favorite Books: 
A Tale of Two Cities, Atlas Shrugged, I Am Pilgrim (Terry Hayes), Stone’s Fall (Iain Pears)

Author You Could Be Best Friends With:
John Irving

If You Could Be Any Character in Literature: 
James Bond

Words To Live By: 
“Laugh a little and learn a little every day.”

Meagan Foy

Meagan Foy
Social Media Coordinator

Meagan is the social media coordinator for Meryl Moss Media who contributes book reviews and author interviews to BookTrib. Her free time involves reading, wine, funny memes and editing for The Tempest.

Favorite Books:
Mama Day by Gloria Naylor

Author You Could Be Best Friends With: 
J.K. Rowling

If You Could Be Any Character In Literature:
One of Daenerys’ Dragons from Game of Thrones (not the White Walker one)

Words To Live By:
“Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.” -Mark Twain

Rebecca-Proulx

Rebecca Proulx
Assistant Editor

Rebecca was born and raised in Connecticut and completed her undergraduate education in Rhode Island at Roger Williams University with dual degrees in English Literature and Global Communications. Rebecca studied abroad at the University of Edinburgh where she was exposed to great Scottish writers such as Walter Scott and Robert Burns, all while consuming copious amounts of haggis. Rebecca is constantly writing articles and connecting people with fabulous new authors.

Favorite Books:
Any book in the Harry Potter series (J.K. Rowling), Outlander series (Diana Gabaldon), or any of Agatha Christie’s classic mysteries. 

Author You Could Be Best Friends With: 
John Green

If You Could Be Any Character In Literature:
Hermione Granger

Words To Live By:
This too shall pass.”

Jeff Daugherty
Editorial Assistant

Jeff Daugherty graduated from Bard College and now writes and edits for BookTrib. In addition to books, he likes dogs and podcasts.

Favorite Books:
Love in the Time of Cholera, One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, The Age of Innocence, The Custom of the Country, The Corrections, House of Leaves, The Bell Jar

Author You Could Be Best Friends With:
Edith Wharton

If You Could Be Any Character In Literature:
Arthur Dent

Words To Live By:
“Sometimes I’ll start a sentence and I don’t know where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way.” – Michael Scott

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Carole Claps
Media Director

Carole Claps has been in the business of show business for more than 25 years having been the go-to person for press and marketing at leading regional theaters and for independent producers of stage and screen, including the late 20th Century Fox producer, Henry Weinstein (he’s the guy who fired Marilyn Monroe on her last movie). Switching from theater to TV, Carole was the on-air theater critic for Cablevision Channel 12, and senior arts editor for 10 Connecticut newspapers for which she was the recipient of numerous national and regional awards. Having spent the better part of the last decade working as a writer in New York for Fortune 500 companies, she is glad to be back home in Connecticut where she now has time to crawl under the covers at night and read a great book.

Favorite Books: Gone With The Wind, Catcher in the Rye, Sophie’s Choice and Fahrenheit 451

Author You Could Be Best Friends With: Mary Higgins Clark

If You Could Be Any Character in Literature: As tough as she was stubborn – Scarlett O’Hara

Worlds to Live By: “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and the better best!” – St. Jerome

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