Meet My Team!


Head Shot_ KIKI-2.pngKiki Chatfield

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 2020.

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!


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Colleen Oppenheim

Colleen Oppenheim is a Publicist at The Next Step PR.

She works one on one with all clients, is The Next Step’s ad specialist, designs graphics, coordinates client cover reveal and release packages for readers & bloggers, manages the company website, and creates our newsletter.

She is a wife and the mom of three (mostly) wonderful 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 and is the Personal Assistant to Stacey Marie Brown, M. Jay Granberry, and Krystyna Allyn. She has spoken at InkersCon as well as school events.

Besides reading, which keeps her sane, Colleen loves wine, animals, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Jill Mac

Jill is a Social Media Specialist, does our HTML for cover reveals and releases, and co-runs The Authors in the Bluegrass event pages.

Hey everyone, I’m Jill! I’m a stay at home mother of 2 beautiful kids and have been blogging for the past 5 years.  I’m the co-owner of M&J’s Book Blog, where I blog with one of my best friends! I’m also a personal assistant to two amazing authors and absolutely love my job! I found early on in my blogging career that I loved helping authors in any way I could, whether it was leaving a review for a book I read, or personally assisting them!   

I’m heavily addicted to coffee, reading or listening to books, and occasionally binging Netflix shows. When I’m not chasing my kids around the house, you can find me lounging on the couch with my pet beardie, glass of wine, and a good book!


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Megan Gatanis

Megan is a Twitter Specialist and runs the Blogger/Reader Group and our Resource group.

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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