Imprint Group are sales and marketing representatives primarily covering the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. We also cover national and specialty retailers, national parks and monuments, wholesalers, distributors and catalogers for some of our clients.
Derek Lawrence is head of Imprint Group. He has over thirty years of experience in the book business, having worked at three independent booksellers, including seven years at the Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver before taking his first publishing job at Roberts Rinehart Publishing. He later worked as sales director at Westcliffe Publishers, regional manager for Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company, and publisher of Speck Press and Fulcrum Publishing. In 2011 took the reins as head of Imprint Group upon longtime group head Tom McFadden’s retirement. He has served as President of the Board of PubWest, served two terms on the board at Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association, and co-founded Colophon Center.
Derek covers Colorado, New Mexico, National Parks, national and key accounts.
John Votaw lives in San Diego County, CA with his wife LuVonne. He started in the book business in 1995, where he owned and operated an independent bookstore in Oregon for seven years. John was a field sales rep for DaySpring (Hallmark) for three years and Thomas Nelson Publishing for eight years before joining Imprint Group in 2013. He enjoys outdoor activities with his wife, three boys and two daughters-in-law. Despite his time on the road for work, he still loves to travel and meet new people and learn about their life experiences.
John covers Arizona, S. California, S. Nevada (Las Vegas area), Utah and Wyoming
P: 800-738-3961, ext. 2
Suzi Hough was born and raised in San Jose, CA. Today she and her tech journalist husband live in the heart of Silicon Valley. She was the store manager at Hicklebee’s before joining Imprint Group, and previously worked at Village House of Books in Los Gatos. Suzi is the co-chair of the Northern California Childrens Book Alliance. She loves to travel, visiting museums, drinking at tiki bars, and collecting tomes of local folklore wherever she goes. Follow her on Instagram at @makaiju for recent reads and other bookish adventures.
Suzi covers Alaska, Hawaii, N. California, N. Nevada (Reno area)
P: 800-738-3961, ext. 4
Patrick Ewing was born and grew up in Denver, CO. A lifelong reader, he has worked in various parts of the book industry for over 35 years. These include Gordon’s Books, Ingram, William Morrow, Avon Books, HarperCollins, and most recently Barron’s. He has also worked at various times in retail bookselling, including Tattered Cover, The University of New Mexico Bookstore, Borders, and Powell’s. He served on the board of The Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association for six years. He, and his wife, Janet, live in Oregon City, outside of Portland. He is an avid Sherlockian.
Patrick covers Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington
P: 800-738-3961, ext. 3