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 · 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

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 12 Sep 2018

“Ask and you shall receive” so I will keep asking until I receive! Please send me your Outlander/time travel #YA! #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

Would like to edit a modern-day Amelia Bedelia #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 12 Sep 2017

Looking for a nonfiction picture book ala Finding Winnie or A Pocket Full of Colors #PB #picturebook #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 12 Sep 2017

I was a fan of the chapter book series Hank the Cow Dog-would be great to find a humorous animal chapter book in the same vein! #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 12 Sep 2017

Give me the witty banter, the messy mistakes & heartwarming moments--I need YA with strong mother-daughter relationships #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 12 Sep 2017

Still hunting for a time travel historical YA ala Outlander (can be set in diff time/era) #MSWL

Catherine Laudone @CatherineLaud · 12 Sep 2017

Still looking for the next Ella Enchanted #MSWL

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 · 11 Jun 2017

If Band of Brothers were a YA novel...not sure what that would look like but let's make it happen people! #MSWL