Hali Baumstein

Editor

Disney Books

Kids' book editor @ Disney Press (IP focused/not acquiring), writer, gamer, mass consumer of chocolate & iced coffee, and TV show binge watcher. She/her.

Hali Baumstein
@halibaumstein
Editor
Kids' book editor @ Disney Press (IP focused/not acquiring), writer, gamer, mass consumer of chocolate & iced coffee, and TV show binge watcher. She/her.
19 MSWL

And in YA fantasy, I’m always looking for a lush, fully realized world that feels fresh and new somehow—but also for compelling characters who will root the reader in the story. I’m always game for a really inventive, smart magic system, too. #MSWL

Hali Baumstein
@halibaumstein
Editor
Kids' book editor @ Disney Press (IP focused/not acquiring), writer, gamer, mass consumer of chocolate & iced coffee, and TV show binge watcher. She/her.
19 MSWL

Fantasy was my first love as a reader, so I'm always seeking that in MG & YA, too! On the MG side, I'd love to find "modern-feeling classics" that evoke the spirit of Ella Enchanted, or humorous, wry voices in the Dealing with Dragons vein. #MSWL

Hali Baumstein
@halibaumstein
Editor
Kids' book editor @ Disney Press (IP focused/not acquiring), writer, gamer, mass consumer of chocolate & iced coffee, and TV show binge watcher. She/her.
19 MSWL

Firstly, I'm really eager to find more Jewish voices, across categories & genres. I have a stronger interest in contemporary (for YA, rom-coms included!) or sci-fi/fantasy stories that features Jewish characters. I've found I'm not usually the right person for historical. #MSWL

Hali Baumstein
@halibaumstein
Editor
Kids' book editor @ Disney Press (IP focused/not acquiring), writer, gamer, mass consumer of chocolate & iced coffee, and TV show binge watcher. She/her.
19 MSWL

I'm also all about epic, sweeping fantasies. I'd love to see thoughtfully built, fresh-feeling worlds (bonus points if they contain rich magic systems), inhabited by complex characters. And I'm always excited to see fantasy from diverse voices! #MSWL

Hali Baumstein
@halibaumstein
Editor
Kids' book editor @ Disney Press (IP focused/not acquiring), writer, gamer, mass consumer of chocolate & iced coffee, and TV show binge watcher. She/her.
19 MSWL

MG fantasy that echoes the enchantment and wonder of a good animated film, like Coco or anything by Miyazaki. #MSWL

Hali Baumstein
@halibaumstein
Editor
Kids' book editor @ Disney Press (IP focused/not acquiring), writer, gamer, mass consumer of chocolate & iced coffee, and TV show binge watcher. She/her.
19 MSWL
Hali Baumstein
@halibaumstein
Editor
Kids' book editor @ Disney Press (IP focused/not acquiring), writer, gamer, mass consumer of chocolate & iced coffee, and TV show binge watcher. She/her.
19 MSWL