Catherine Laudone

Editor

Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

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.

Catherine Laudone
@CatherineLaud
Editor
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.
54 MSWL

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
Editor
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.
54 MSWL

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
Editor
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.
54 MSWL
Catherine Laudone
@CatherineLaud
Editor
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.
54 MSWL
Catherine Laudone
@CatherineLaud
Editor
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.
54 MSWL

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

Catherine Laudone
@CatherineLaud
Editor
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.
54 MSWL

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

Catherine Laudone
@CatherineLaud
Editor
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.
54 MSWL

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
Editor
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.
54 MSWL

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
Editor
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.
54 MSWL

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
Editor
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.
54 MSWL

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
Editor
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.
54 MSWL

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

Catherine Laudone
@CatherineLaud
Editor
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.
54 MSWL

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

Catherine Laudone
@CatherineLaud
Editor
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.
54 MSWL

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
Editor
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.
54 MSWL

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

Catherine Laudone
@CatherineLaud
Editor
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.
54 MSWL

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
Editor
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.
54 MSWL

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
Editor
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.
54 MSWL

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
Editor
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.
54 MSWL

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
Editor
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.
54 MSWL

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