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editor, other : kater@mountaineersbooks.org
Kate Rogers
Mountaineers Books & Skipstone
1001 SW Klickitat Way, Suite 201, Seattle, WA 98134
http://www.mountaineersbooks.org
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Award-winning author

Kate Rogers is editor in chief of Mountaineers Books, an independent, nonprofit publisher of outdoor recreation, adventure, conservation, and sustainability titles. Her publishing career has spanned more than thirty years, including positions at Waldenbooks, Bantam Doubleday Dell, and Sasquatch Books, and as founder–principal of a book packaging firm. A graduate of the Denver Publishing Institute, she also has been a part-time lecturer on editing, publishing, and general media at the University of Washington and Seattle Central Community College.

Mountaineers Books was established more than 60 years ago to express and share the love of nature and the outdoors. A Seattle-based 501(c)(3)-nonprofit, we are a leading publisher of mountaineering literature and guidebooks—including our flagship title, Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills—as well as of adventure and travel narratives, natural history, and a wide range of general outdoor recreation guides. Today, we have more than 700 books in print, including titles from our two imprints, Skipstone and Braided River, that focus on sustainable living and conservation respectively. We are committed to supporting our outdoor education and conservation mission by providing expert information on human-powered adventure, sustainable practices at home and on the trail, and protecting wilderness.


years experience: 30+
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Reference, Biography, History, Health, Travel, Lifestyle, Sports, Science, Natural history, Mountaineering, Conservation
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
A Thousand Trails Home: Living with Caribou, by Seth Kantner
Campfire Stories: Tales from America's National Parks, by Dave & Ilyssa Kyu
Drawn: The Art of Ascent, by Jeremy Collins
Dirty Gourmet: Food for Your Outdoor Adventures, by Dirty Gourmet
Imaginary Peaks: The Riesenstein Hoax and Other Mountain Dreams, by Katie Ives
Mason Bee Revolution: How the Hardest Working Bee Can Save the World--one Backyard at a Time, by Hunter & Lightner
Nature Obscura: A City's Hidden Natural World, by Kelly Brenner
Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home, by Heather Anderson
Turn Around Time: A Walking Poem for the Pacific Northwest, by David Guterson
MOST RECENT PURCHASES
The Skies Above: Storm Clouds, Blood Moons, and Other Everyday Phenomena, by Dennis Mersereau (packaged by Indelible Editions)
How to Suffer Outside: A Beginner's Guide to Hiking and Backpacking, by Diana Helmuth (Danielle Svetcov, agent)
"Return of the Bison," by Roger Di Silvestro (NYP; Alice Speilburg)
"Animal Apprentice," by Brenda Peterson (NYP; Elizabeth Wales, agent)
PREVIOUS PUBLISHING EXPERIENCE
Editor in Chief, Mountaineers Books/Skipstone (current); lecturer, Univ of WA Editing Certificate (current); owner/principal, Unleashed Book Development (packager; clients included CPi, Rio Nuevo, Rockport, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Univ of WA Press, and Timber Press); instructor, Integrated Media, Seattle Central Community College; Senior Editor & Director of Best Places, Sasquatch Books; Marketing Manager, Sasquatch Books; Sales Rep associate, Bantam Doubleday Dell; bookseller, Beks Bookstore (independent); bookseller, Waldenbooks; graduate, Denver Publishing Institute.
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