Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Executive Editor Claudia Gabel to step in for Molly O'Neill

Hi Conference attendees,

At the last moment, editor Molly O'Neill is unable to attend, but we have a wonderful editor from the same imprint jumping into our Summer Conference dance.  Add to that, this editor is also an author who has insights from both sides of the creative and publishing process!

Claudia Gabel is an Executive Editor at Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books, acquiring and developing middle grade and teen fiction in a variety of genres. Her most recent titles include Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza, Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones by Christopher Krovatin, Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock, Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig, and The Ward by Jordana Frankel. She is also the author of the tween series In or Out, the mash-up novel Romeo & Juliet & Vampires, and coauthor of the forthcoming contemporary sci-fi novel Elusion with Cheryl Klam. She lives in New York City.

Romeo & Juliet & Vampires?  I can't wait to hear her speak!

Claudia will giving a Friday morning workshop, "Inside My List At HarperCollins," A Sunday afternoon workshop, "First Pages, In Reverse: Successful Beginnings (& the Revisions That Got Them There!)" and will be part of our Editor's Panel on Saturday morning, "What Makes an Evergreen, What Makes A Hit."  She'll also be stepping in to do the Monday intensive, "Where Does Voice Come From?”

Welcome, Claudia!

Illustrate and Write On,

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