Margie Wolfe has been publishing women-focused, social justice and human rights books for adults and young people since 1977, first at Women's Press, and now at Second Story which she co-founded with several women including Carolyn Wood in 1988.
Phuong started at Second Story Press in 2004 after completing a Bachelor of Commerce at Queen’s University and the publishing program at Centennial College. She handles all things numbers-related and ensures that staff do not go too long without snacks and treats.
Melissa started at Second Story as an intern in 2005 after completing the Centennial College publishing program and never left. She loves working with Second Story’s many talented authors and illustrators. She also loves travel, sushi, and cats.
Melissa is on leave for one year traveling the globe!
Kathryn Cole has spent a distinguished career in publishing. Her experience as an art director, editor, author, instructor, and award-winning publisher give her a keen understanding of how to bring out the best in manuscripts of fiction and non-fiction for all ages. In other words, she comes by the glasses and grey hair honestly.
Marketing & Promotions Manager
Emma started her marketing career working for a non-profit. She is happy that her work at Second Story allows her to collaborate with people who put a feminist, social justice agenda first, and who are as excited as she is to get important stories out to as many readers as possible.
Marketing & Promotions Coordinator
Allie came to Second Story as a marketing intern in 2014 after completing the publishing program at Centennial College. Things she loves about her job: promoting great books and their authors online; meeting librarians and educators on the trade show floor; all things metadata. Things she loves in general: her cat Hobbes and beagle-mix Chester; her book club; competitive trivia; coffee; semicolons.
Production Manager (Contract)
Ellie has been working with books in one way or another for about ten years. She started as an author but soon decided she wanted to learn the practical side of bookmaking too so she enrolled in Ryerson University’s Publishing program. She has worn many hats in the publishing world but is thrilled to be working in the production department of Second Story, where she can spend hours dreaming about paper stock and not getting in trouble for it.
Natasha has worked over six internships in trade publishing and had a job at a legal publisher before finally landing at Second Story Press. It’s a dream for Natasha to be working at a feminist publisher that supports social justice. Some of her favorite things: books (obviously); food (thanks Phuong for the treats!); travel (anywhere and everywhere); and true crime podcasts (avoids nightly)!
The creation of this website would not have been possible without the help of Fatuma Adar. We are grateful to Carolyn Jackson for her 11 years with us as a Managing Editor. Second Story has also been lucky for the assistance of many great interns throughout the years.
Staff portraits by Qin Leng.