Melissa Warten


•• associate editor at FSG BYR (@mackidsbooks) •• @bostoncollege + @columbiapubcrse grad •• pop culture addict •• year-round ice-coffee drinker •• she/her

New York, NY

Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Younger Readers

Melissa Warten @melissa_warten · Feb 14

Finally watching @TheCrownNetflix and excuse me WHERE is my YA mystery taking place during the Great Smog of London in 1952?! #mswl

Melissa Warten @melissa_warten · 3 Oct 2019

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 · 24 Sep 2019

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 · 24 Sep 2019

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 · 15 Aug 2019

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") 🙌🏼