I’m an editorial assistant at Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins Children's Books and a recent graduate of Hamilton College with a degree in creative writing.
I love children’s books! My favorites are the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, the Tortall-based series by Tamora Pierce, and the Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray. Lately I’ve been falling more and more in love with middle grade books like Savvy by Ingrid Law and When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead. Classic children’s books like the Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery, the Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott are always good standards. On the non-children’s book side of things, I love books by Jane Austen, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, and historical fiction by Philippa Gregory.
I also write children’s books, specifically YA fantasy in the vein of Tamora Pierce. I hope to get the first book, The Rose of Coracus, published and soon will be querying agents.
When I'm not reading or writing, I enjoy traveling, baking, and singing.
About the blog
I started this blog in August 2010 when I was an unemployed recent college grad pursuing my three Book Lover Goals:
#1: Editorial assistant position at a children’s publishing house
#2: Author of Middle Grade and YA Novels
#3: Owner of a bookstore (and bakery!)
Since then I’ve interned at FinePrint Literary Management and Nancy Coffey Literary Representation and now I am an editorial assistant at Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins Children’s Books. Cross #1 off the list! :-) So although I’m no longer technically (and thankfully) unemployed I truly believe that book lovers are constantly searching for the next exciting opportunity—whether that’s a book to publish, an idea to write about, or a whole new avenue to pursue. I’ll be recording all my bookish adventures here.
Disclaimer #1: All opinions on this blog are my own and not representative of HarperCollins.
Disclaimer #2: That being said, the majority of the books I’m reading nowadays are published by HC. And that may not always be clear. But keep in mind that I may be biased, as I do have a personal stake in the success of certain books and the company. That isn’t to say, though, that I will fabricate a good review on a HC book if it’s bad, because HC publishes SUCH good books it’s unlikely there will be a so-so one. And if you check out the New York Times Bestseller list, several HC books are always there, and that’s part of what drew me to the company.