Denise Silvestro

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Executive Editor, Publishing Group
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Denise Silvestro is an Executive Editor at the Berkley Publishing Group, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA). In the publishing industry for more than twenty years, Denise acquires both commercial fiction and non-fiction, although her list is currently 90% non-fiction. She works within all genres, including narrative nonfiction, memoir, self-help/motivational, personal finance, health/well-being, inspirational and celebrity/pop culture. She has worked with bestselling authors such as Don Piper, psychic-medium John Edward, and minister T.D. Jakes.

Recent and forthcoming titles include Jenna McCarthy’s IF IT WAS SO EASY, THEY’D CALL THE WHOLE DAMN THING A HONEYMOON; blogger Anna Goldfarb’s CLEARLY, I DIDN’T THINK THIS THROUGH; TRUE MOM CONFESSIONS (based on the popular website); Iraq veteran Bryan Anderson’s NO TURNING BACK; AND Micky Ward’s A WARRIOR’S HEART—the true story behind the Academy Award winning movie The Fighter.

A native New Yorker and a graduate of New York University, Denise juggles work and motherhood--and there is never a dull moment with her writer husband, 6 year old redhead, and her three year old aspiring tap dancer.