Lara Heimert joined Basic Books in 2005. She has been publisher of Basic Books since 2012 and became Publisher of Seal Press in 2018. She holds a BA from Princeton University in English and Women’s Studies, and has published numerous prize-winning and New York Times bestselling titles. Highlights include Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth-Century Europe by Sarah Gristwood, The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish by Linda Przybyszewski, and Goddess of Anarchy: The Life and Times of Lucy Parsons, American Radical by Jacqueline Jones.
Laura Mazer joined Seal Press in 2012. Previously, she was the managing editor of Counterpoint and executive editor of the imprint Soft Skull Press, where she acquired literary fiction and creative nonfiction. Laura has acquired and edited bestselling books like Ijeoma Oluo’s So You Want to Talk About Race and Virginia Hanlon Grohl’s From Cradle to Stage. She has a special interest in books that offer progressive thought leadership, fresh revelations about history, unabashed feminism, intelligent popular culture, humor + irony.
Stephanie Knapp joined Seal Press in 2014. Previously, she worked on a wide-ranging collection of nonfiction at Crown and Crown Archetype. She acquires narrative, fitness/sports, how-to, current events, politics, LGBTQ and feminism projects. She's edited and acquired books by Gemma Correll, Jaclyn Friedman, Lux Alptraum, Amy Westervelt, Kate Spencer, Courtney E. Martin, and Jen Welter.