Melissa Warten


FSG Books for Young Readers assistant editor (opinions my own), Boston College grad, Spotify addict, year-round ice-coffee drinker.

New York, NY

Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Younger Readers

Melissa Warten @melissa_warten · Oct 3

where is my suspense-driven womxn-powered YA heist story that centers on sisterhood, smarts, and femininity instead of cattiness, competition, or men?! oh @HustlersMovie is fantastic btw #mswl

Melissa Warten @melissa_warten · Sep 24

I ALSO recognize that sometimes I don’t know what I want until it’s in front of me—and I’m willing to be surprised! Maybe Your Exact Thing *is* my #MSWL and I just don't know it! And I can't wait to see all the ways that might be true ✨

Melissa Warten @melissa_warten · Sep 24

Happy #MSWL Day, book people! I acquire children’s books! Picture books, middle grade, YA, select graphic novels and nonfiction. Here’s what I’m into, ~a thread~

Melissa Warten @melissa_warten · Aug 15

Just watched #SomeoneGreat on @netflix and would love that in book form—those fierce female friendships, that strong setting, that bomb soundtrack—but younger, cleaner, and just as funny and heartwarming. Who's got me covered? #mswl

Melissa Warten @melissa_warten · 1 May 2018

#mswl - a complicated love story where the cheated-on takes down the cheater as hard as in #FirstBurn (and fills me with as much scorn and righteous anger as the line "I see how you look at my sister") 🙌🏼