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 a member of the Perseus Books Group.
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!
Publisher since 2004, Krista Lyons has guided Seal Press through a decade of enormous growth and stellar success: Today, Seal is one of the most respected publishers of women’s interest titles in the country. Lyons acquires and develops across a broad range of nonfiction categories, from health and fitness to memoir. Among her bestselling titles are Yogalosophy and Under This Beautiful Dome. She lives in Berkeley, California, and is a wife, mom, lesbian, writer, reader, survivor, and friend.
As the Associate Publisher for Avalon Travel and Seal Press, Donna Galassi works to integrate marketing and publicity efforts into creative, successful campaigns that sell books. She has experience in brand management, niche channels, and content development. Donna’s favorite categories are current events/social issues and travel literature.
Before joining Seal Press, Laura was the managing editor of literary publisher Counterpoint and the executive editor of Soft Skull Press. She was also the managing editor of Creators Syndicate, the agency that represents some of the most widely published opinion writers around the globe, including Arianna Huffington, Hillary Clinton, Ann Landers, and Molly Ivins. She lives in Oakland and is the mother of three daughters.
Stephanie Knapp is on the hunt for talented writers across our nonfiction categories. She joined Seal in 2014 from Penguin Random House, and she lives in Brooklyn.
As Publicity Manager for Seal Press and Avalon Travel, including Rick Steves, Eva Zimmerman has effectively achieved publicity for authors in top media outlets such as: The New York Times, The New Yorker, ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s TODAY, and 60 Minutes, among others.
A tireless advocate for her authors, Anna joined Seal Press in 2013 and quickly became an integral part of the publicity team. She’s a film major, a poet by trade, and is the go-to expert for all things related to breakfast burritos and Pretty Little Liars.
Ashley joined the Seal Press publicity team in 2014, bringing with her a wealth of experience gained at other area publishers including Cleis Press, Viva Editions, and Berrett-Koehler Publishers. She is a graduate of Mills College.
Marketing Technologies Director
Sarah has been in Bay Area book publishing for more than 12 years. She is proud to lead Seal’s creative team in building innovative content in print and online. [Fun yet professional joke tk.]
Online Marketing CoordinatorKimi joined Seal in 2012, succumbing to the publishing world after years of skirting around the edges via contributions to literary mags and racy book covers. They love coffee, stuffed giraffes, and building websites like this one.
Marketing Associate - ProductionResident dad joke expert, Carrie brings her A-game to the creative arm of Seal’s marketing team. She is fond of teal, delicious candy, and sharing pictures of Zack, her extremely well-behaved cat.
Marketing Communications Associate
J.T. enjoys saving the world from the forces of bad grammar and erroneous punctuation, one missing Oxford comma at a time.