By Editorial Director Amy Fitzgerald
As a kid, I was obsessed with historical fiction. For me, it was an exciting escape from my generally comfortable but uneventful middle-class white life. Only later did I notice that it’s usually white people who fantasize about living in a different time.
By Amy Fitzgerald, Editorial Director, Carolrhoda
One question I consider when I’m deciding whether I want to publish a book is “Does it have a satisfying resolution?” Satisfying can have many different meanings, but in general I want readers to walk away from a book feeling that they had a complete experience—that they weren’t left hanging or cheated out of the climactic moments they anticipated.
By Sara E. Hoffmann, School & Library Series Managing Editor
I’m often asked about my job editing children’s books. There are many ways to describe my day-to-day, but I really think the best analogy is that editing books is like baseball...