Senior Editor of fiction & nonfiction for small kids, big kids, & teens @quirkbooks . Former child who hasn't forgotten a thing.
Agents, if you sent something before my leave that fits the above, please do send me a nudge. I'm working on a new system to stay more on top of subs & replies may be more brief but I'm trying for faster response times. Looking forward to connecting on some fabulous projects!
Across all genres and formats, I hope you’ll think of me when the setting is practically a character in its own right, characters are flawed but trying, themes involve grieving while living and/or found families, & the voice is particularly voicey
MG nonfiction that uses humor and playful formats to bring readers to both evergreen & rapidly evolving topics; in particular, I'd love to learn about civics, media literacy, mental health, body positivity, and food in fresh ways
I'm not your ideal editor for high fantasy worlds, but I do love grounded fantasy, magical realism, retellings, time travel, and speculative twists in both MG & YA
Alex Arnold @alexyarnoldHappy (?) New Year! I'm back from maternity leave (ready to talk your ear off about how #paidleave for all families is essential!!) and can't wait to dive back into my list at @quirkbooks with exciting subs and IP development. Here’s what I’m looking for this year… #MSWL
Weird, surprising, genre-bending YA fiction that plays with tropes, especially if it's darkly funny (does anyone have @searchpartymax for teens?)
PS, I have a special soft spot for fake dating turned romance (yes, just like anyone else who watched and loved #ToAllTheBoys 1-6 times recently! But also, remember the Debra Messing classic The Wedding Date? 😍) #MSWL