Catherine Laudone

@CatherineLaud

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

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

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 · 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

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 12 Sep 2018

It’s #MSWL day! Agents—I’m desperate to see more #MG in my inbox! Looking for voice-driven contemporary and magical realism like #Rooftoppers and historical like #TheWarThatSavedMyLife and #BostonJane Also open to a fun fantasy—looking for the next #EllaEnchanted!

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 20 Aug 2018

Would love to acquire a YA or MG with a strong female friendship like Idgie and Rachel’s in #FriedGreenTomatoes. Bonus points if it’s historical! #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 24 Jul 2018

Watching one of my favorite childhood movies—My Louisiana Sky. Would love to find a #MG in the same vein! #MSWL #HistoricalMG

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 12 Sep 2017

Would love to see a protagonist with an unusual hobby/passion #MG #YA #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 12 Sep 2017

Do you want to know a secret? I have a soft spot for dragons--in MG or YA! #MSWL #MG #YA

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 12 Sep 2017

Need a MG about a girl experiencing "firsts" (first crush, period,etc.) like Jade's story in Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 12 Sep 2017

Would love a YA or MG with a body-positive message #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 24 May 2017

Agents! Looking to acquire more picture books, chapter books, MG and YA- See my updated #MSWL profile for details manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/simo…

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 13 Sep 2016

Would love to find a commercial coming-of-age #MG w/ strong female character dealing w/ typical "firsts" (periods, crushes, etc) #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 30 Jun 2016

Would love a magic/adventure #MG with lush world building and fun twists in same vein as Ella Enchanted/The Princess and the Hound. #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 30 Jun 2016

Looking for a #MG that captures the magic of being a kid and has gorgeous writing like Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell. #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 30 Jun 2016

Looking for a historical #MG or #YA with strong world building and a compelling narrative voice. #MSWL