|Caitlin Hamilton Summie is the former Marketing Director of MacMurray & Beck and also of BlueHen Books/Penguin Putnam. At each company she also managed imprint profile and directed all publicity, hardcover & paperback. In addition, for nearly two years she simultaneously directed and handled sales nationwide for MacMurray & Beck. In 2003, she founded Caitlin Hamilton Marketing & Publicity, LLC, an independent book publicity and marketing firm. Projects range from title promotion and publicity to building author profile and company brands. Hamilton Summie wrote book reviews for The Rocky Mountain News, author profiles for ABA’s Bookselling This Week, and has published both short stories and poems. She is a former independent bookseller who earned her degrees at Smith College and Colorado State University. Her first book, a collection of short stories called TO LAY TO REST OUR GHOSTS, was published by Fomite in August 2017 to excellent reviews nationwide, including a starred Foreword. It won the fourth annual Phillip H. McMath Post Publication Book Award, offered by The University of Central Arkansas, as well as Silver in the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award. Also, her book was selected for 35 Over 35 ‘s Annual List, and was also a Pulpwood Queens Book Club selection. Caitlin has worked with Susan Vreeland, Emily St. John Mandel, William Gay, and many more fabulous authors.
Learn more about Caitlin:
Interview on BLOOM
Write-up on THE QUIVERING PEN (item 5 on the list)
Interview in Broad Street Magazine
|Rick Summie joined Caitlin Hamilton Marketing & Publicity, LLC in April 2010 after many years working in the sports and tennis industries. He is a former assistant tennis coach for both the men’s and women’s tennis teams at East Tennessee State University, where he successfully ran multiple yearly fundraisers and helped to coach his teams to conference championships five out of eight years. For eight years, he served as Program Director at Rocky Mountain Sports in Louisville, Colorado, where he handled more than 3,000 accounts nationwide as well as multi-million dollar inventory. In addition to sales, he managed marketing, trade shows, and customer service. He began his career running a profitable small retail business. Summie earned two degrees at East Tennessee State University, the first in Marketing, the second in Political Science.|