About Us

Norwood House Press

Norwood House Press is a children's book publisher for grades PK-8. Our mission is to produce informational and fiction books that help kids learn and do well in school and life.  We take pride in the quality of our books and in the support we provide to teachers, librarians and caregivers.

Meet Our Staff

Patti Hall, President and Publisher

Patti started Norwood House Press in 2005 in her house in Norwood Park, a Chicago neighborhood. Today, the company has over 2000 product offerings for the K-8 library and classroom. In 2015, Norwood House Press gave up its physical office location and became a virtual publishing house “in the cloud”. Prior to starting Norwood House Press, Patti worked for Follett School Solutions and Capstone Press and got her start in the book business as a children’s book buyer at Marshall Field and Co. Although she loves all the books Norwood House Press publishes, she has a soft spot for Astro the Alien.

Email: patti@norwoodhousepress.com 


Jocelyn Edwards, Marketing Manager

Jocelyn is responsible for overseeing the strategic marketing plans for Norwood House Press, including advertising, website and social media content, newsletters and catalog production. Jocelyn has loved working in all aspects of publishing, but children's books have always had a special place in her heart! Her favorite books include the Dear Dragon and Read and Discover Civics series that teach children social and emotional lessons on how to navigate the world around them. She started with the company in 2019.

Email: jocelyn@norwoodhousepress.com

Lisa Walsh, Vice President, General Manager

Lisa joined the Norwood House Press team in 2011, where she started as the office manager and then became Director of Planning and Production. In her current role as Vice President, General Manager, she manages book production schedules and publishing projects as they advance through editorial, design, and print. She also oversees the Customer Service department. Lisa is a loyal Chicago sports fan and it’s no surprise that she counts The Chicago Blackhawks and The Chicago White Sox as her favorite Team Spirit books.

Email: lisa@norwoodhousepress.com