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 · 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

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

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

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

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 · 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