I am an Acquiring Editor at Starry Forest Books, currently focusing on children’s picture books, board books, and activity books.
I'm also a published picture book author and love mentoring other writers.
Here are some things I'd love to see in my inbox:
Stories that surprise and delight
Tales with a touch of magic
Anything with spooky or creepy vibes
Social-emotional learning topics told in unique ways
A focus on food, family, and traditions
A diversity of voices and experiences
Nonfiction that engages kids while they learn
Seasonal stories told with a twist
Books that elicit an emotional response (happy, sad, reflective, surprised, etc.)
I am not a good fit for:
Fractured fairy tales
Stories that reinforce stereotypes
Fun facts about me:
I live in Canada, have degrees in fine arts and journalism, and also studied gothic literature.
Submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include my name in the subject line of your submission, along with your manuscript's title.
If you are responding to a Twitter request, please also include the event hashtags in the subject line.
A query (no more than 1 page)
The manuscript text as a word document OR a pdf sketch dummy as an attachment in spread layouts.
Your query must contain:
The story pitch
A suggested age range
If you are represented by an agent (or plan to be)
For authors: a bio that describes your occupation, publishing history, and any other information relevant to your manuscript
For illustrators: please also include a link to your website or portfolio
The Fan Brothers
I also love A.A. Milne, Judy Blume, Beverly Cleary, Maurice Sendak and Dennis Lee.
Movies: The Devil Wears Prada
The Book of Life
TV Shows: New Girl
The Last Kingdom The Office
The Mindy Project