Samantha Gentry is an Assistant Editor at Crown Books for Young Readers, Random House Children’s Books, PRH. During her time at Crown, Samantha has worked closely with Emily Easton and many of her authors, including Morris Award winner Jeff Zentner, New York Times bestselling authors Danica McKellar, Megan Miranda, and Raymond Arroyo, as well as Jazz Jennings and Scott Kelly. While open to books for all ages, she is particularly interested in high concept commercial YA fiction with a strong and distinctive narrative voice, diverse perspectives, and a touch of romance-particularly, edgy contemporary stories that tackle tough issue teens face in an authentic way, and OWN voices projects across all genres. Voice-driven middle grade fiction with unforgettable characters, a friendship story at its core, interesting family dynamics, and a touch of magical realism. Humorous and quirky picture books with strong commercial appeal.