Margie Wolfe


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 Truong

General Manager

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 Kaita

Production Manager

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.

Kathryn cole

Managing Editor

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.

Emma Rodgers

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.


Allie Chenoweth

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; her book club; competitive trivia; coffee; semicolons.

Special thanks

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 Managing Editor. 

Second Story has also been lucky for the assistance of many great interns throughout the years.

Portraits by Qin Leng.