Meet Our Team
Carol Fitzgerald is Founder and President of The Book Report Network (TBRN) — a group of Internet sites about books and authors that have become the gathering places for a large and devoted community of booklovers since 1996. Programming is organized by demographic at Bookreporter.com, 20SomethingReads.com, Teenreads.com and Kidsreads.com and by special interest at ReadingGroupGuides.com and GraphicNovelReporter.com. Website visitors can read reviews and author interviews, subscribe to newsletters and participate in interactive polls and contests. TBRN is recognized as an online leader of informed, contemporary book news, reviews, and author interviews.
The company’s Authors on the Web division provides Website Design and Development, Newsletter Design/Development and Consulting Services for authors and publishers. Prior to founding TBRN, Fitzgerald spent 17 years at Conde Nast where she developed broad-based marketing, promotion and publicity programs. Fitzgerald has a B.A. in Communications from Fordham University.
Greg Fitzgerald has worked for The Book Report Network since 2006, though he has been part of the TBRN family — literally and figuratively — since 1996. As Accounts Manager, he acts as a liaison for both website clients at AuthorsOnTheWeb, and editorial clients at the other websites of The Book Report Network. He also handles accounting for TBRN. In his free time, Greg enjoys traveling, volunteering on the boards of the New England Lighthouse Lovers and World Ship Society Port of New York Branch, curling, geocaching, and off-roading his classic Land Rovers. Greg is a graduate of Fordham University at Lincoln Center, with a B.A. in History.
Tom Donadio, a graduate of Fordham University at Rose Hill, began working at The Book Report Network in 2002 as an Editorial intern and joined the company’s editorial staff full time the following year. As Editorial Director, Tom assigns and edits all the reviews and features that appear on Bookreporter.com, and oversees the content for other sites in The Book Report Network. He also manages the company’s interns.
Editorial Manager, Teenreads.com/Kidsreads.com
Rebecca Munro graduated from Bennington College in 2013 with a focus in literature and art history, particularly French naturalism and Impressionism. During her time at Bennington she interned in the editorial departments of Elle Magazine, Salamander Magazine and The New Criterion. After graduating, she made the switch to book publishing, starting with an internship at The Book Report Network working with Bookreporter.com. Over the next year and a half she also interned at Viking and W. W. Norton & Company and began freelance proofreading for publishers and a law firm. She officially joined The Book Report Network’s staff in February 2016 as the Editorial Coordinator of Kidsreads.com and Teenreads.com where she also oversees the Teenreads Teen Board.
Associate Features Editor
Content Coordinator, 20SomethingReads.com
Emily graduated from New York University with a degree in journalism, despite her tendency to write excessively literary news stories that were grammatically flawless but factually askew. Her love of storytelling was not diminished by her inability to write a thousand words on a neighborhood institution — at least not without making up irrelevant back-stories and comic relief character quotes. So she tried her luck at the New School and got an MFA in creative writing, which suited her much better. She loves to read all kinds of books, but if you ask her (and she thinks you’re cute), she’ll probably tell you she likes literary fiction and short stories set in New York City best. As Associate Features Editor, she oversees the content for ReadingGroupGuides.com, edits and writes features for Bookreporter.com and is a Content Coordinator for 20SomethingReads.com.
Content Coordinator, 20SomethingReads.com
Nicole Sherman is a graduate of Bard College in upstate New York where she earned her degree in Literature and spent her senior year writing her thesis on Roberto Bolano’s epic 2666. She began her publishing career in New York City, working retail at the Taschen store in Soho and interning at Phaidon Press in publicity and marketing. Before coming to The Book Report Network, she was Associate Publicist at the small, self-publisher Vantage Press. At TBRN she is the Advertising/Promotions Manager, and a Content Coordinator for 20SomethingReads.com.
Jennifer Lai graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in studio arts. It was while studying online journalism at Columbia University that she developed her passion for web design. After working in journalism for two years, she decided to make the switch to design. At TBRN, she enjoys creating graphics and websites for the publishing industry, because it combines her love of art and writing.