Stephanie PItts, Highlights Foundation Workshop Faculty

Stephanie Pitts

Stephanie Pitts is an Assistant Editor at Schwartz & Wade Books, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books. The Schwartz & Wade imprint has published many award-winning and best-selling picture books and middle grade novels, including the 2012 Caldecott Medal winner, A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka, and the New York Times bestselling books How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes a Story.

Stephanie works mostly on picture books and middle grade novels. As an editorial assistant, she pulled a darling picture book manuscript out of the slush pile—Sophie’s Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller and illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf—which was published by S&W in August 2013 to four starred reviews. She is also the editor of a forthcoming middle grade novel, My Brother’s Shadow by Tom Avery, and a picture book tall tale tentatively titled Jackrabbit McCabe and the Electric Telegraph by Lucy Rozier. She’s always on the lookout for highly original picture book manuscripts, particularly smart, humorous titles and picture book biographies. She is also interested in character-driven middle grade novels with a strong voice, and non-traditional non-fiction for young readers.