Well, these three ladies hardly need any introduction. We’ve got Holly, Molly, and Martha back, and this time, they’ve promised an amazing time answering your questions! I believe their words were “Unscripted! Uncensored! Unbelievable!”
And it is. Oh, it is.
Martha Mihalick is an editor at Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins. In her more than ten years there, she has worked with many acclaimed authors and artists. Martha acquires books for children and teens of all ages, from picture books to young adult novels. Recent books she has edited include the Morris Award and Andre Norton Award finalist The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson and its sequel The Crown of Embers, Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin, Breathe by Sarah Crossan, Entwined by Heather Dixon, and The Last Apprentice series, among others. She’s on twitter as @marthamihalick and her website is marthamihalick.com. Check out what’s happening at Greenwillow Books at greenwillowblog.com.
Molly O’Neill is an Editor at Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books. She edits both literary and commercial projects—everything from picture books to middle grade to young adult novels. She seeks vivid stories, original voices, and manuscripts with a strong sense of place—in short, the kind of books that keep readers thinking and imagining, long after the last page. Books that she’s acquired as an editor include Veronica Roth’s #1 New York Times bestselling DIVERGENT trilogy; the YA sci-fi INSIGNIA trilogy by S. J. Kincaid; Nola Buck and Sarah Jane Wright’s picture book A CHRISTMAS GOODNIGHT; Bobbie Pyron’s award-winning middle grade A DOG’S WAY HOME; and the forthcoming middle grade DESTINY, REWRITTEN, by Kathryn Fitzmaurice.
Molly’s been in children’s books for nearly a decade: before becoming an editor (her absolute dream job!), she worked on the Marketing/Publicity side of the industry, first at Clarion Books and then at HarperCollins. She blogs about editing, publishing, art, and life at www.10blockwalk.blogspot.com and tweets at @molly_oneill.
Holly Root is a literary agent with the Waxman Leavell Literary Agency, where she represents authors of commercial adult fiction and nonfiction, as well as novels of all sorts for young adult and middle grade readers. Prior to joining WLA in 2007, Holly Root worked at the William Morris Agency and Trident Media Group.