About Seal Press
Seal Press publishes books with the goal of informing women’s lives. Our authors are radical and original thinkers, professionals with a distinct point of view, gutsy explorers, truth-tellers, and writers who engender laughter, tears, inspiration, and transformation.
Based in Berkeley, California, Seal is an imprint of Perseus Books, a Hachette Book Group Company.
Seal Press was founded in 1976 to provide a forum for women writers and feminist issues.
Seal has represented the diverse voices and interests of women—their lives, literature, and concerns.
Get to know the Seal Press staff!
My uniform … Librarian cardigans, platform mary janes, strategically placed bobby pins
Creative fuel … Nutella milkshakes, Special K, coffee
Geeky fascinations … Op-ed pages, typography, spray paint
Greatest weaknesses … Anthropologie’s clearance rack, Gilmore Girls, office supplies, my daughters
My books are organized by … Spine color
Fantasy Jeopardy categories… Laura Ingalls Wilder: fact or fiction?, preppy culture, JD Salinger’s Glass family stories
First feminist role models … Mary Richards, Lindsay Wagner as the Bionic Woman, Dr. Marlena
Evans on Days of Our Lives (“I consider myself a liberated woman, but that man is driving me crazy!”)
Fantasy best friend … Amy Gardner from The West Wing
On the turntable … The Police, Tegan and Sara
On my nightstand … The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan, Euphoria by LiIly King, Station
Eleven by Emily St. John, Microserfs by Douglas Coupland, Stoner by John Williams
I love to acquire … Dogged reportage, memoirs with messages, blog-to-book content, popular culture, mental health, progressive thought leadership, design-driven concept books, parenting, mothers & daughters, humor & irony
My uniform … A-line dresses, big earrings, chunky heels
Creative fuel … Seltzer, Brownies, Coffee
Geeky fascinations … World War II history, travel guides, politics
Greatest weaknesses … Homemade cake, 90s dance parties, Ankle boots, my nephew
My books are organized by … A mysterious mental alchemy that I can’t even explain!
Fantasy Jeopardy categories … Clueless the movie, the life of Julia Child, cities of the Czech Republic
First Feminist Role Models … Kathleen Hanna, Sleater Kinney, and Marion in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
On my nightstand … No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Martian by Andy Weir
Fantasy best friend … Kalinda Sharma from The Good Wife
On the turntable … Leon Bridges
I love to acquire … Big-think narratives on culture & gender, weird but relatable humor, anything to do with running, current affairs, music & TV, history as experienced by everyday people, edgy-voiced memoirs
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