Who needs you?
Writers who: 1) have read their manuscript(s) over and over until they’re googly-eyed; 2) need a new, slightly less subjective audience than their friends and family; 3) hope to have work published as a trade children’s book.
Who are you?
I am Amy Lin (formerly Amy Hsu). I’m an eight-year veteran of Little, Brown and Company, where I reviewed, pitched, acquired, and edited all kinds of projects for ages 0 to 18. I’m well acquainted with the life of a book as it progresses from manuscript to bound book and passes through editorial, copyediting, design, production, marketing, and sales along the way. I’ve attended trade shows such as ALA, BEA, IRA, TLA, and NCTE, and I’ve spoken and critiqued at SCBWI conferences all over the country. I have taught and tutored writing at the university level. I also have library experience, as well as bookselling experience at three retail stores (chain and independent). Here are a couple of relevant lists.
Some authors, illustrators, and organizations with whom I’ve worked:
|The Ansel Adams Trust||J. Patrick Lewis|
|Mary Azarian||Rose Lewis|
|Varsha Bajaj||Tom Lichtenheld|
|Nora Raleigh Baskin||Chris Lincoln|
|Len Berman||MainBrain Productions|
|Berkeley Breathed||Wendy Mass|
|Marc Brown||Patrick McDonnell|
|David Christiana||David McPhail|
|Nancy Coffelt||Debbie Miller|
|Catherine Ann Cullen||Lauren Mills|
|Jane Dyer||Laurel Molk|
|The Exploratorium||Penny Pollock|
|Beverly Gherman||Mary Lyn Ray|
|Gail Gibbons||Ruth Sanderson|
|Gary Goss||Irene Smalls|
|Barry Gott||Greg Leitich Smith|
|Mary GrandPré||Kirsten Smith|
|Stephen Gulbis||Phoebe Stone|
|Holly Hobbie||Tricia Tusa|
|Trina Schart Hyman||Jon Van Zyle|
|Paul Janeczko||Nancy Willard|
|Cathy Ann Johnson||Jane Yolen|
Some books I’ve edited, by category: