Liz Kossnar enthusiastically joined the Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers editorial team in November 2013. She primarily acquires middle grade but occasionally works on young adult novels, chapter books, picture books, graphic novels, and nonfiction. While working at Simon & Schuster, she has had the privilege of working with authors such as Stuart Gibbs, Whitney Gardner, Jessica Lawson, Kristi Wientge, Michelle Hodkin, and many others. She most enjoys reading whimsical, diverse middle grade, and subversive, contemporary young adult fiction, or any work of fiction that inspires a sense of empathy or makes her learn something she didn’t know before. Anything feminist is a plus. Liz is not the best match for animals, sentimentality, or traditional romance. You can follow her on Twitter @liz_adventures.