Desiree Vecchio has been working at Simon & Schuster Audio since starting as an administrative coordinator in 2004. Desiree’s tenure in Audio began during the last days of the cassette and into the emergence of the download format that dominates the industry today. Desiree works on a wide array of genres and is looking to expand audio content that focuses on women’s interests and empowerment (fiction and nonfiction), culinary narrative, intellectual improvement, and self-care. Desiree’s acquisitions include the 40th anniversary edition of Harold McGee’s On Food and Cooking, Kristin Harmel’s How to Save a Life, Helen Klein Ross’s What Was Mine (People magazine’s “Best New Book of 2016),” and Newbery Honoree Kathi Appelt’s Angel Thieves. Desiree also handles Subrights and Licensing for Simon & Schuster Audio. She is a graduate of Stony Brook University and Hunter College, and completed the Copyediting, Proofreading, and Fact-checking program at NYU’s School of Professional Studies.