Tag Archives | Editor

Introducing Kelly Van Sant!

How did you get your start in publishing? The old-fashioned way: networking. And by accident. I had been writing and reading for as long as I could remember, but never thought much about the process by which a book is made. I mostly imagined them springing onto my bookshelves fully formed, a la Athena from the head of Zeus. After graduating college I emptied my bank account, stuffed a red Jansport backpack with as many […]



C-O-V-E-R R-E-V-E-A-L D-A-Y! Today we have the honor of revealing the cover for The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter, forthcoming from Philomel/Penguin on March 15th, 2016. I met Kerry when I was in Los Angeles and she is an A++ human and I’m positive her book is A++ too. Before I charge into Penguin HQ to find a galley let me share the A++ cover in addition to some A++ insight from Kerry’s […]


Cover Reveal for THE SERPENT KING

C-O-V-E-R R-E-V-E-A-L D-A-Y!! Today we have the honor of revealing the cover for THE SERPENT KING by Jeff Zentner, forthcoming from Random House on March 8th, 2016. Jeff is a really cool guy and I was so excited when his book sold, and while book deals are crazy exciting and life changing, I was REALLY pumped when Jeff messaged me with the beauty we’re revealing today. Once you manage to pull yourself away from this arresting […]


A Day in the Life of a Children’s Book Editor

When I tell people that I am a children’s book editor, the usual response is something like “Oh, it must be so nice to sit and read all day!” If only that were true. Let’s take a look at a day in my life from a few weeks ago… October 10th 7:30 Wake up, shower, and check my work email before heading out for the day. 8:15 Hop on the subway for my 45 minute commute to […]


Introducing a new member: Jordan Hamessley!

Dear Readers, we have an announcement: a Real Live Editor is joining the Pub(lishing) Crawl team. You may remember her from her guest post on mass market paperbacks. Either way, she’s a real publishing insider, and we’re so excited (and incredibly honored) to be able to introduce to you: Jordan Hamessley London! Jordan is an assistant editor at Grosset and Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers where she edits Adam-Troy Castro’s middle grade horror series Gustav […]