Quirk HQ Looks Back At Their Kid Athlete Days

Posted by Quirk Books Staff

In honor of Kid Athletes going on sale today, we at Quirk HQ decided to power up a blast from the past. And while it took some digging, much cringing, and plenty of existential thoughts on lost youth, we are pleased to present these photos of our former kid athlete selves. Who knows what multi-million dollar deals and Wheaties endorsments awaited us had we not pursued the glamorous life of independent book publishing instead? 

Brett Cohen, President

This baseball heavy-hitter even got his own baseball card and everything!


Nicole de Jackmo, Director of Publicity and Marketing

"I was obsessed with Nadia Comaneci and watched the movie Nadia every chance I got."


John McGurk, Director of Print & Digital Production

Tackling deadlines and production workflow like a 5th grade CYO football player. 


Moneka Hewlett, Vice President of Sales

(Top Right) Volleying those sales numbers up since Farrah Fawcett hair was in fashion. 


Megan DiPasquale, Accounting and Operations Manager

(Bottom Left) The same enthusiasm is applied to processing all those employee reimbursement checks. 


Kate McGuire, Senior Manager of Subsidiary Rights & Licensing

Kate actually still runs to this day, so she, out of anybody, still has a chance at that Wheaties box. 



Julie Leung, Social Media and Digital Marketing Manager

Retweet if you think these moves are fresher than fresh. 


Andie Reid, Designer

It takes deft rhythm and coordination to nail those book designs.  


Jane Morley, Assistant Project Manager

Scoring copyediting goals left and right. 


Kate Brown, Sales Assistant 

Touché, sales reports! 


And this is the best the editorial department could do for us. Say hello to acquisitions editor Tiffany Hill stretching…