Martha Rago is the Associate Creative Director for HarperCollins Children’s Books. She oversees the development and design of HarperCollins picture books under the Harper imprint and including those in the Rayo, Collins, Katherine Tegen imprint, the Balzer + Bray imprint, and the estate programs of C.S. Lewis and Shel Silverstein. Martha works with established illustrators such as Eric Carle, Peter McCarty, Mo Willems, Floyd Cooper, Susan Jeffers, Pat Cummings, Kadir Nelson, Wendell Minor as well as new talents like Mike Curato, Ryan O’Rourke, Mike Lowry, Joseph Keufler, and Greg Pizzoli, to name just a few. Prior to her position at HarperCollins which she has held for the past 12 years, she was the Creative Director at Henry Holt.