Catherine Laudone

@CatherineLaud

Associate Editor at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers and freelance editor on the side. Author rep’d by @DorianMaffei . Lover of all things chocolate.

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 1d

Agents—I’m on the hunt for more #MG! I am most drawn to contemporary coming-of-age stories, featuring underrepresented voices, characters who are navigating typical “firsts” (crushes, first periods, etc.), strong friendships, sibling and intergenerational relationships. #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · Feb 11

Agents! I’m on the hunt for a #YA #fantasy with a kickass heroine, brilliant worldbuilding, a high stakes plot and a touch of romance. Think SERPENT & DOVE by Shelby Mahurin, SHATTER THE SKY by Rebecca Kim Wells, and A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · Feb 11

Agents! I’m dying to find a voice-driven #YA #romcom. The meet cute, the awkward flirty banter, the high emotional stakes—I want them all! Comps: Morgan Matson, Jenny Han, and Sarah Dessen. #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 24 Sep 2019

I love #MG and #YA stories with witty banter/mother-daughter relationships/quirky towns in the same vein as Gilmore Girls! #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 24 Sep 2019

Want to see more #YA protagonists with unique passions/hobbies, ala With the Fire On High. #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 24 Sep 2019

I am still searching for a time travel/Outlander inspired #YA! #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 24 Sep 2019

I want to find more #picturebooks with classic illustrations and timeless themes! I especially have a soft spot for stories featuring siblings, intergenerational relationships, and friends. #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 24 Sep 2019

Still looking for a #friendship #YA ala The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants or The Deepest Roots. #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 24 Sep 2019

Looking for more high concept #YA #fantasy with lush world building and a hook that I haven’t seen before! #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 24 Sep 2019

Would love to find a fun #MG magical adventure. Think #EllaEnchanted for a new generation. #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 24 Sep 2019

Agents! I’d love to acquire a cozy #YA rom-com set during the autumn season. #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 7 Jun 2019

I’d love to acquire a fun, contemporary #YA rom-com that will appeal to fans of Jenny Han and Morgan Matson (for the age 12 and up crowd). *Agented submissions only, please! #MSWL #Youngteen

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 15 Jan 2019

Would love a voice-driven contemporary #YA rom com (frenemies to lovers, anyone?) #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 14 Jan 2019

Yep, I’m still looking for a #historical #YA take on Outlander (or any historical time travel premise). #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 14 Jan 2019

Agents—My new year’s resolution is to acquire a voice-driven #MG (I like contemporary and magical realism!) #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 14 Jan 2019

Would love to find a feel-good #YA version of #Friends, shenanigans and all. #MSWL (agented submissions only, please)