Tag Archives | Illustrators

Gustav Gloom and the People Taker: Meet the creative minds behind it

I enjoy reading middle grade, but rarely do I find a middle grade novel that forces me to stop everything I’m doing and read. Gustav Gloom did precisely this. From the charming voice to the breakneck pacing to the cleverly layered plot to the thoroughly 3D cast of characters, I honestly could not put this down. I recall describing it to some fellow Pub(lishing) Crawlers as “it’s just so delightful.” But it was scary too. […]


Working with the design team

One of the great things about being an editor of chapter books and middle grade is my relationship with the design team. Because so many of my books are illustrated, I spend a lot of my time working with the designers making sure each book on our list looks fantastic. To give you an inside look into the world of the design department, I’m going to break down the design process for Adam-Troy Castro’s Gustav […]