Meet our staff and view their favorite reads!
OUR FEARLESS LEADER- EILEEN MCGERVEY
I escaped from corporate marketing to a place where I'm surrounded by my favorite things - books, wine, chocolate, and people who enjoy them. I also love mysteries, Peeps and Bill Murray movies. I see more of my family and friends than ever since the store opened--now that everyone knows where to find me. I miss traveling, but enjoyed my recent trip to New Delhi to visit my sister's family! Stop on by One More Page, we'd love to help you find your next treat.
Lelia Nebeker, Book Buyer Extraordinaire
Lelia is a non-recovering, non-apologetic book hoarder whose “job” at OMP is actually an enabling device to support her unhealthy relationship with books. She spends most of her time trying to defy the laws of physics in order to fit all of her books in her room, or watching television and blogging about it. An avid fan of fiction in any form, her true love is young adult literature, which she fears she will never outgrow. If she sees you eye-ing one of her favorite books, her unbridled enthusiasm will be unleashed upon you like a rabid-but-friendly mountain lion. Her favorite books of all time are unquestionably the Harry Potter series. She has, on at least one occasion, visited the Lost and Found to ask if anyone had turned in her wand.
Trish Brown, Education Services Liasion
Trish is too busy running all of our school events and orders to write her own bio, so we're happy to jump in! Trish is a lover of children's literature, has a menagerie of hilarious pets, and used to own a VW double cab pickup truck that Eileen wishes she still had.
Rebecca Speas, Office Muscle
Rebecca Speas is a Scorpio, a Hufflepuff, a Martell, a rolly-chair historian, and a feminist riot who’s never quiet. An actor and director in the vibrant DC theatre scene, Rebecca joined the OMP staff as a bookseller right before the 2014 holiday season and has never looked back! Although she’ll read almost anything, Rebecca has a particular love for magical realism, non-WWII historical fiction, fantasy, feminist texts, bodice-rippers, and anything that doesn’t feel constrained by genres. She is also one-half of the Boozy Booksellers, a YouTube series in which she and Lelia drink adult beverages and yell enthusiastically about books. Rebecca would also like it known that there are no such things as “boy books” and “girl books,” there are just “books".
Amanda Quain, Social Media Maven
Amanda Quain loves books and people, so a job where she gets to make people read all the books she likes best is basically the dream. When she isn’t excitedly rambling about her favorite new releases or managing OMP's social media shenanigans, she's writing novels and plays, rock climbing, and planning board game nights (She's a little busy.) Her favorite types of books include YA, sci-fi and fantasy with strong characters who care about each other, and romance novels filled with banter. Hobbies include crying over Outlander with the ladies of OMP, praying for the Caps, and destroying the competition in a round of Marrying Mr. Darcy (the best board game of all time.) Find her on twitter @quainiac
Anna Bright, Donations Coordinator/Office Sprite
Anna has been book-obsessed since childhood, when she routinely got in trouble for reading under the table at dinner and when she was supposed to be getting ready for other things. She's grateful to have found that this trait is actually useful for gainful employment. When she's not selling her favorite science fiction/fantasy, MG, and YA novels or coordinating donations for One More Page, she's writing novels, communing with her spiritual familiar (her kitten, Salem), or dragging her husband off on an adventure. Her debut novel, THE BEHOLDER, comes out from HarperTeen on June 4th!
Rosie Dauval, Wine and Publicity
How to describe Rosie? Bookish, gamer, photo, foodie, dog loving, nerd. ...In other words, someone who immediately fit in at One More Page! Rosie is your go-to girl for science fiction and fantasy recs.
Sally McConnell, Bookseller
Sally knew she was home the first time she stepped into One More Page. She immediately became an enthusiastic customer, hounding Eileen to hire her while buying books and chocolate and racking up those discounts in the frequent buyer program. Sally worked at an independent bookstore while in college and grad school and is dedicated to making sure they thrive. Retired from lobbying and education positions, Sally views her OMP gig as the perfect, fun retirement job
Amber Taylor, Events Coordinator
Growing up, Amber spent all her babysitting money on Sweet Valley High books, was heavily influenced by her book-loving librarian aunts and had a mother who was known to “disappear” into a book now and then. She is raising an elementary school-aged reader. She loves to read a little bit of everything and is the go-to for many friends and neighbors looking for what to read next. She also listens to too many book pocasts that keep her own TBR pile growing faster than she can ever possibly read. She is thrilled to bring her public relations career together with her love of books and reading to help create and promote great author events for OMP customers.