Lauren Appleton

TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House

My Manuscript Wish List®

I am a Senior Editor looking for prescriptive nonfiction and gift books. I have a very wacky list of titles! My books range from serious, investigative deep dives to illustrated humor and everything in between. The one through line of all of my books is that they help readers learn something new about themselves, about the world, or about how they relate to others—even better if they combine one or more of those! On the whole, I’m looking for books that are geared toward Millennials or Gen Z.


Some books I’ve been really pleased to work on:

The Odd 1s Out series, by James Rallison

The Secret Life of Groceries by Benjamin Lorr

Get Empowered by Nadia Telsey and Lauren R. Taylor

Out of Your Mind by Dani DiPirro

Creatopia by Vexx

Take Your Own Advice by Jeffrey Marsh

Deeper Than Money by Chloe Elise



Things I’m not looking for: fiction, narrative non-fiction, memoir, biography

Fun facts about me:

I love board games, card games, all games–but I’ve lost friends playing monopoly. I’m a Celtics fan. I have an ice cream making hobby, and I like to experiment with weird flavors. I’ve made some flavors that should decidedly NOT be ice cream. I live in a small town in New Jersey with my husband, daughter, and cat.

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