Megan Grajeda

Senior Publicist

Megan Grajeda joined the Cave Henricks team in 2012. Prior to that, she was hustling as a freelance publicist for visual artists and copywriter for startups in Central Texas. Upon her first interview with Cave Henricks, she was immediately inspired by their work in promoting legendary names and books in the serious non-fiction space. Since earning that first position, she has demonstrated professional growth through four promotions and savvy, thoughtful media relations for dozens of authors on topics ranging from business and leadership to current events and technology.

Always a bookworm, Megan graduated from Trinity University with degrees in English and Women’s and Gender Studies. The rigorous programs and challenging academic environment honed her mastery of tough material and intellectual engagement with the world around her. She went on to interview prominent social leaders and activists for a public affairs radio show as well as plan local events for Women’s History Month in her spare time.

Megan currently serves on the Board of the Women Communicators of Austin. In this capacity, she is responsible for putting together and implementing the roster of leading industry speakers for WCA’s luncheons and @night events. Megan also runs the Austin chapter of Changemaker Chats, an international nonprofit devoted to building a network of high-achieving, success-oriented women who want to make a positive change in the world.

At Cave Henricks Communications, Megan gets to talk about incredible books and put her aptitudes for foresight, analytical reasoning, and idea generation to use every day. She is driven, as a world citizen, to advance brilliant work by smart people and to advocate for causes that matter. She does so through reading and writing, research, and the artistry of public relations.
Megan has secured coverage in top-tier, national media outlets, including The Atlantic, Fast Company, NPR, Entrepreneur, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and The Daily Beast. Her last name is pronounced “gruh-hay-duh.”

Q&A With Megan

What is your favorite part of the job?
Scoring big wins for my authors. Though we’re faced with lots of rejection daily, it’s all worth it when we’re able to use our skillset to secure top, quality media placements for our clients. My most memorable wins are those with counterintuitive angles and that came from creative brainstorming sessions.

When/where are you most in your element?
After I’ve had my coffee and somewhere between 11am and 3pm. Also, one mile into a run on the trail around Lady Bird Lake.

Favorite book or author?
This is the hardest question for me! I gravitate towards contemporary African American literature, but also enjoy graphic novels, memoirs, and feminist critiques of pop culture. When my friends ask for book recommendations, Zadie Smith, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Colson Whitehead always make the list.

What is one thing you couldn’t live without?

My foster fail, a boxador-with-some-pit-bull named Djuna (joon-uh).