Catherine Mitchell is a publishing consultant in Rights, Sales and Marketing. She was the Director of Foreign and Special Markets for children’s book publisher Tundra Books from 1998-2010, and was previously involved with sales, marketing and promotions at Tundra. Prior to her career in publishing, Catherine was an elementary school teacher. Catherine has served on boards and committees for many organizations, including the Montreal Children’s Literature Roundtable, the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, the Association of Canadian Publishers, and the Fun of Reading International Forum on Children’s Literature. She was a member of the IBBY Canada executive committee for many years, and from 2000 to 2002 served as president, reinvigorating the organization at a critical point in its history.