Catherine Laudone

@CatherineLaud

Associate Editor at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (acquires YA, MG, and Picture books). Author rep’d by @DorianMaffei . Lover of all things chocolate.

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · Sep 24

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 · Sep 24

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

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · Sep 24

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

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · Sep 24

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 · Sep 24

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

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · Sep 24

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

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · Sep 24

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

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · Sep 24

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

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · Jun 7

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 · Jan 15

Would love to find a #YA with #magicalrealism ala The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. #friendshipstories #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · Jan 15

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

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · Jan 14

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

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · Jan 14

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

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · Jan 14

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

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 12 Sep 2018

Looking for a modern-day #YA #SisterhoodoftheTravelingPants with strong, positive female friendships! Magic realism is always a plus! #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 12 Sep 2018

Dogger by Shirley Hughes, #TheNightGardener by The Fan Brothers, #NotQuiteNarwhal by Jessie Sima—just a handful of picture books that I wish I had acquired. Send me your charming, timeless #PB projects, please! #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 12 Sep 2018

Would love to see #MG or #YA where the protagonist has to interact with the older generations. Imagine a world where the parents or grandparents aren’t dead, complacent, or missing—come on, dream with me. 😃 #MSWL