I’m so delighted to announce that Debbie Harmsen is joining BenBella as the new Editor-in-Chief, General Non-Fiction. A publishing veteran, Debbie has worked for magazines, newspapers, and books, most recently editing travel guidebooks at Random House. While at Random House she won an award for her first edition of Fodor’s The Complete Guide to National Parks of the West. She has a masters in journalism from Northwestern University.
Debbie has taught college classes, including magazine editing, news reporting and writing, and creative writing. She loves all things Jane Austen, can never get enough of Paris, and thinks Chicago-style pizza is, hands-down, the best. A native Midwestern turned seasoned New Yorker, Debbie is happy to be back in Texas, home of her alma mater, Baylor University.