Rachel Neumann is an award-winning writer, editor, and organizational leader. She is interested in what triggers and sustains social transformation, in how organizations can walk their talk, and in good writing. She is the author of Not Quite Nirvana: A Skeptic’s Journey to Mindfulness. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, the Village Voice, and other publications. She asks a lot of questions.
Nancy joined Parallax in 2012, with many years of publishing and bookselling experience on both coasts (but none in the middle of the country). She has enjoyed marketing books at publishing houses large and small, on staff and as a consultant. On weekends she can often be found scouring the shelves at Green Apple, digging through the archives of Brain Pickings or rereading the works of David Foster Wallace, Oliver Sacks, and Allie Brosh.
Stephen sets the strategy for our website, social media, and all online marketing. With a background in interactive design, publishing, and nutrition, he loves how the digital world lets us connect with our passions, each other, and something larger than ourselves.
When he’s not typing, swiping, or clicking on a screen, he’s elbows-deep in organic bread flours, knitting his own socks and sweaters, or walking his French bulldogs around San Francisco.
Terri Saul directs cover and interior design, packaging and printing, and is responsible for moving Parallax books from edited manuscript to finished product. She’s a visual artist, writer, and artistic collaborator who exhibits in galleries from Oakland to Brooklyn. Her writing on film, transit, and style has been published in magazines and newspapers. She’s an active part of the Bay Area art scene, creating happenings all over the place.
Terry is an associate editor and the editorial director of Palm Leaves Press. She came to Parallax in 2002 after nine years living in Thich Nhat Hanh’s community. Since 1992 she has been transcribing Thay’s Dharma talks, building the Thich Nhat Hanh archive, and finding unpublished and untranslated material for future publication. Terry acquires scholarly books, with an emphasis on Buddhist teachings and history, sutra commentary, and interfaith issues, as well as the interface of spiritual life with environmental and social justice issues, neuroscience, and building community across borders.
Steven is a former college lecturer at San Francisco State University where he taught rhetoric, public relations and small group communication.
Earlita joined Parallax in 2016 after thirteen years in book publishing and a lifetime working in libraries. Having started out in Sales & Marketing, Earlita switched to publicity because she “loved to tell stories.” She has enjoyed publicizing everything from self-help and psychology to memoirs and fiction, and loves the creative process that is inherent to her field.
An avid bookworm and Warriors fan, she loves football season, traveling, and Doctor Who.
A Brooklyn native, Jacob moved to Oakland and joined Parallax in 2016. A lifelong reader and writer, he has experience editing at the Los Angeles Review of Books, among other places. He loves to read short stories, the Sutras, and anything that has the potential to change and challenge the way we think.
When he’s not reading, writing, or editing, Jacob tries to get outside as much as possible. He enjoys basketball, ultimate frisbee, climbing, and the New York Mets.
Born in Japan and raised in England, Hisae got her start in publishing in her twenties with an educational publisher in Tokyo. Prior to joining Parallax in 2016 she was an editor of body, mind, and spirit books at North Atlantic Books. Hisae acquires and edits books on personal and community healing and transformation and is especially interested in listening to voices that are not usually heard. She loves meditating, reading, and spending time with her family and other animals.