Catherine Laudone

Special Guest
Catherine Laudone is an associate editor at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers with seven and a half years of experience editing picture books, middle grade and young adult novels in a wide range of genres. She has the privilege of working with talented, bestselling authors and illustrators such as Apryl Stott, Rebecca Kim Wells, Hanna Cha, Jennifer Gennari, Janice Lynn Mather, Kaz Windness, Reina Luz Alegre, and Lauren Spieller. She earned her BFA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College and is currently pursuing her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts. In her spare time, she writes, freelance edits, plays tennis, and watches her favorite Gilmore Girls reruns while drinking chocolate tea. Follow her on Twitter: @CatherineLaud