CEO & OWNER
Kiki Chatfield is the CEO and owner of The Next Step PR, which was created in March 2015, to help authors be seen and heard in this over saturated market. She loves coaching and prepping authors for the launch of their book. She especially enjoys working with debut authors. She has a passion for reading and the writers behind those amazing words.
Kiki loves working with all authors all over the world, teaching, coaching and managing their author needs to help their release be as successful as it can be!
Kiki has spoken at many events such as RT Atlanta, RT Houston, UtoPia Con, Inkers Con, and she participated in an online course to share her knowledge to authors called The Author Adventures Summit,. She has been featured in both Blush Magazine and Frolic Media. Kiki is also the creator of Authors in the Bluegrass, happening again in October 2022.
When not online, you can find her out with her family and friends. She loves to travel and see the world, reading in her big comfy bed with all the pillows, going to the movies alone, Ohio State Buckeye football, and all the wine!
Colleen Oppenheim is a Publicist at The Next Step PR. She is passionate about helping authors succeed and make their books the best they can be while teaching them the in's and out's of indie publishing. She works one on one with all clients, is The Next Step’s ad specialist, designs graphics, coordinates client cover reveal and release packages, and manages the company website. Colleen also helps coordinate Authors in the Bluegrass.
She is a wife and the mom of three children and numerous animals, including an opinionated Potbelly Pig.
Her love of reading began at a young age and carried through college, where she received a B.A. in English Literature.
After college, Colleen worked in Advertising and Marketing. She blogged for 7 years at Books Books Books before beginning her career with The Next Step PR.
She has spoken at InkersCon as well as other events.
Besides reading, which keeps her sane, Colleen loves wine, music, animals, and spending time with her family and friends.
Jill Mac is a Social Media Specialist and also handles all things Audio, here at The Next Step PR!
Jill is a stay at home mother of 2 beautiful kids, one fur baby named Melo, and one bearded dragon named Carlos. She has been a book blogger for the past 6 years, and has always had a love and passion for reading. She started out reading true crime books, then dabbled into the YA Romance genre when Twilight was published. Along with True Crime, she indulged in Nicolas Sparks novels, along with other traditionally published romance authors. It wasn’t until Fifty Shades came out that she was introduced to the sexy underground romance world, and boy was she HOOKED!
Jill is the co owner of M&J’s Book Blog, where she blogs with one of her besties! Along with blogging, Jill has also been a personal assistant to many authors in the book industry. She is currently an assistant to two amazing authors, and absolutely loves her job as their assistant! She found early on in her blogging career that she loves to help authors in any way possible, whether it was as simple as leaving a review for a book she’s read, or personally assisting them!
She is so honored to be able to be a part of The Next Step PR! Being able to be a part of this amazing team and work in the industry she loves is a dream come true for her.
Jill is heavily addicted to coffee, reading and listening to books, and occasionally binging Netflix shows. When she isn’t working or chasing her kids around the house, you can find Jill lounging on the couch with her family (and pets) surrounding her, a nice glass of Pinot in her hands (or cup of coffee depending on time of day), and a good book on her Kindle!
MEGAN M. GATANIS
Megan is a wife to her childhood best friend; self proclaimed nerd, lover of coffee, a wine enthusiast & fur mama to her pit bull Baker.
She started blogging with Scandalous Book Blog 5 years ago but her love of reading began when she was just a little girl. After a few months of blogging she became involved with a bunch of Author Review & Street teams; and she quickly realized that helping authors in any way that she could was something she was very passionate about. After connecting with Kiki and her team she was given the opportunity of a lifetime to work with them & she couldn’t be more excited to help authors reach the next level.
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Anna is a wife and mother to a rambunctious little girl and 3 rescue fur babies. She began blogging 3 years ago at Anna’s Bookshelf and loved connecting with authors through their ARC teams and as a beta reader. As she immersed herself in the book world, she quickly realized that she wanted to do more to help authors.
Anna has been an avid reader from as far back as she can remember and is never without a book in her hands. Her favorite genres include dark romance, fantasy, rockstar romances, new adult romance, and suspense. She specifically enjoys novels that have creative storylines, captivating and well developed characters, and jaw dropping twists and turns.
Anna is a coffee addict and is always listening to rock music. As a former pediatric ICU nurse and Nurse Practitioner, she enjoys working with people and anything medically related. Being able to work with authors is a passion of hers and she is thrilled to be a part of The Next Step community.