Abby McAden is the paperback publishing director of Scholastic and editorial director of Point. She has worked on many middle-grade and chapter-book series, including Goosebumps, Dear Dumb Diary, Rainbow Magic, Geronimo Stilton, and Poison Apple.
Alexandria LaFaye, author of the Scott O’Dell Award–winning novel Worth, is thrilled to have a picture book added to her publication list with Walking Home to Rosie Lee, a 2012 IRA Teacher’s Choice selection. A few of her other titles include The Keening, Water Steps, Stella Stands Alone…
Alma Fullerton was born in Ottawa, Ontario, as one of seven children. Her dad was in the military so they moved when his postings changed, first to Trenton when she was two, then to Comox when she was twelve. Having a learning disability, she couldn’t read until grade four and didn’t enjoy reading at all until grade nine, when she discovered books that she really loved.
Alvina Ling is Executive Editor for Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. She edits children’s books for all ages, from picture books to young-adult novels, with some nonfiction mixed in.
Alyssa Satin Capucilli is the award-winning author of nearly 100 books for children. Her popular Biscuit book series, with more than fifty books, includes picture books, board books, e-books, and Apps.
Amie is an accomplished author, researcher, and photographer who has written more than fifty books for kids, has contributed to online and print media, and has worked as a consultant, writer, and editor for numerous educational publishing and assessment companies.
We’re pleased to welcome Amy as a Teaching Assistant for this course. Amy Rose Capetta holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her debut, Entangled, is a young-adult science-fiction novel, forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2013.
Andy is a writer, editor, and editorial consultant with a strong interest in sports, games, puzzles, and other nonfiction subjects. He has written books for many publishers, including Random House, Putnam, Workman, and Time-Life Books for Children
Artie has worked for more than 30 years with highly creative people, addressing challenges and opportunities facing more than 1,000 companies
We’re pleased to welcome Augusta as a Teaching Assistant for this course. Augusta grew up in a small town in Mississippi. She has since lived in North Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, California, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Florida—twice!
Barbara Jean Hicks is the author of five critically acclaimed and award-winning picture books that beg to be read aloud! She claims that editors who say they don’t like rhyme really mean they don’t like bad rhyme. And if a story wants to be told in rhyme, who is she to say no?
Bernette founded Color-Bridge Books, LLC, an independent packaging and consulting company, in January 2003, to package a wide range of children’s books, including board books and novelty books, picture books, easy readers, and first chapter books, for publishers to the trade and supplementary school markets.
We’re pleased to welcome Bethany as a Teaching Assistant for this course. Bethany’s books include Truth with a Capital T (Delacorte/Random House) and Between Us Baxters (WestSide Books).
Bobbie has spent over 25 years exploring every corner of the children’s book publishing industry. Her career has taken her …
Brian Enslow has worked in the publishing world since 1987. Over that time Brian has seen the world change from typewriters and galleys, to computers and desktop publishing, and now from printed books to electronic books.
Bruce Coville is the author of 101 books for children and young adults, including the international bestseller My Teacher Is an Alien, and the wildly popular “Unicorn Chronicles” series.
Cheryl is the senior editor at Arthur A. Levine Books (an imprint of Scholastic, Inc.) In her book, Second Sight: An Editor’s Talks on Writing, Revising, and Publishing Books for Children and Young Adults, Cheryl’s experienced voice leads readers to discover what must be done to polish a manuscript for children and young adult readers.
Cheryl Pientka always wanted to work in book publishing but took a slightly different route to get there. She spent her twenties working at trade magazines and for the Associated Press in Washington, DC, and New York.
Chris Crutcher’s years as teacher, then director, of a K-12 alternative school in Oakland, California through the nineteen-seventies, and his subsequent twenty-odd years as a therapist specializing in child abuse and neglect, inform his thirteen novels and two collections of short stories. He is the author of Period Eight, Running Loose, Ironman, and The Crazy Horse Electric Game, among others titles.
Christine French Cully is the editor in chief of all Highlights for Children, Inc. publications, including Highlights magazine, Highlights High Five, books, and digital print. Chris’s experiences in the children’s magazine business are deep and varied.