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September 3, 2021

Tricia Lawrence

Tricia is the "Pacific Northwest branch" of EMLA—born and raised in Oregon, and now lives in Seattle. With over 26 years of working as a…
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September 3, 2021

Elizabeth Law

Elizabeth Law has always been an avid reader of children's and YA lit, so after college she moved to New York to become a children's…
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September 3, 2021

Andrew Karre

Andrew Karre is executive editor at Dutton Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group. He acquires young adult and middle grade novels and nonfiction.
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March 9, 2021

Tirzah Price

Tirzah Price is the YA author of Pride and Premeditation, the first in the Jane Austen Murder Mysteries series. She holds an MFA in Writing…
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March 9, 2021

Patrice Caldwell

Patrice Caldwell is a graduate of Wellesley College and the founder of People of Color in Publishing—a grassroots organization dedicated to supporting, empowering, and uplifting racially…
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October 2, 2020

Lori Steel

Lori Steel’s experience runs the gamut from freelance editor and writing instructor to school librarian and intern/assistant with two leading kidlit agencies. She holds degrees…
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October 2, 2020

Leslie Zampetti

After much experience as a librarian and writer, Leslie Zampetti became a literary agent. Her clients include Ann Clare LeZotte (Show Me a Sign) and…
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September 22, 2020

Celia C. Pérez

Celia C. Pérez is an award-winning author of books for young readers.
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September 22, 2020

Joanna Cárdenas

Joanna Cárdenas is Senior Editor at Kokila, an imprint of Penguin Random House. She has worked on critically-acclaimed and award-winning books like Stand Up, Yumi…
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September 22, 2020

Jennifer Laughran

Jennifer Laughran is a senior agent at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (ABLA). She comes from a bookselling background and has been with ABLA since 2007.
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