Lynne Polvino

Special Guest
Lynne Polvino has been with Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company, for twenty years. Some of the notable titles on her list are the New York Times bestseller, National Book Award nominee, and Edgar Award winner Greenglass House by Kate Milford; Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award winner Hoodoo by Ronald L. Smith; New York Times bestseller and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award-winning Jimi: Sounds like a Rainbow, a Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix by Gary Golio, illustrated by Javaka Steptoe; and Imagine by John Lennon, illustrated by Jean Jullien, and published in partnership with Amnesty International. Lynne also works with Eileen Christelow, creator of the Five Little Monkeys series; New York Times bestselling authors Firoozeh Dumas and Betsy Cornwell; and award-winning novelist Karen English, among many others. Before Clarion, Lynne worked at a small literary agency. In her free time, she plays bass in a children’s publishing-themed band called The Effin’ Gs.