Jeff Serena, publisher of Voyageur Press, an imprint of the Quarto Group, died February 15 after a 15-month battle with stomach cancer. He was 62.

A publishing veteran with more than 30 years in the industry, Serena worked for such publishers as McGraw-Hill, Globe Pequot Press, and Lark Books. A highly regarded publisher of illustrated nonfiction works, Serena held a variety of editorial and management roles over the course of his career.

He also published books in such categories as outdoor recreation, Americana, crafts, cookbooks and photography. Serena joined Quarto in 2013 and was based in Quarto’s Minneapolis office.

Among the notable titles Serena published at Voyageur Press are Fred Minnick’s Bourbon, Buxton Hall Barbecue’s Book of Smoke by Elliot Moss, and Heirloom Vegetable Gardening by William Woys Weaver.

Serena is survived by his daughter, Juliana, and his ashes will deposited in the the Ducktrap River in Maine, alongside those of his late wife Gloria.

The Quarto Minneapolis office is working to produce a book of memories for his daughter, and invites Serena’s former colleagues to contribute anecdotes. Please contact Erik Gilg at for more information.