Welcoming marketing & communications specialist, Tessa Eisenberg!
Please join us in welcoming Tessa Eisenberg, our new marketing & communications specialist! In her new role, Tessa will be responsible for leading the curation of our Page Two author and corporate communications, working with authors on their customized marketing plans, and expanding upon the current Book Marketing Mastery Program curriculum.
Tessa holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Creative Writing from Dalhousie University as well as a publishing certificate from Humber College. Before joining Page Two, Tessa worked as an editorial intern at Cormorant Books, and most recently on the not-for-profit side as the National Network Manager at First Book Canada.
Read on to learn more about Tessa and her passion for art, music, and that one standout Amazon Prime series.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your professional background?
I’m a Vermont native (dual citizen!) and a full-time creative. It is art that gets me out of bed in the morning, and my cat, Billie. I made the full-time move to Canada to study English Literature and Creative Writing at Dalhousie University a number of years ago and I never looked back! When I moved to Toronto, I made the decision to pursue a career in publishing, and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I’ve had the opportunity to work with unforgettable people with truly unbelievable stories to tell and it is a true joy to support them and their big ideas. I’ve worked as an editorial intern at an independent publisher, an events manager, a copywriter, and most recently as a manager for a not-for-profit organization that sought to close the education gap by providing Canadian children with ongoing access to books.
What excites you the most about your new role?
For years, I defended my decision to pursue an education in English and eventually, in book publishing. My “why” has remained the same: I wanted to play a hand in shepherding brilliant, inspired, fresh ideas into the world; and I wanted to celebrate art, and all of the courage that it requires. I am honoured to lend my voice to the Page Two choir and to support the authors who sought out this team because they have something intentional to say. I am excited to serve as their supportive guide, translator, and champion.
What’s your favourite book you’ve read in the last year and why?
I am completely under the spell of Taylor Jenkins Reid and most of the way through Daisy Jones and the Six. I was bowled over by the Amazon Prime show so I had to pick it up and it’s already become a favourite of the year so far. I know there will be others!
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
In the absence of a more specific answer, I think that the best advice that I have received from various people over the years was to never sell myself short. I do a lot of big leaping. Go after things. You’ll really only regret your own inaction.
What do you like to do in your downtime?
Outside of Page Two hours, I sing with a handful of bands in Toronto and I always love an improv comedy class! I’m also a big fan of cooking and make sure to find time to work on my own writing projects.