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  1. Rotem Moscovich standing in front of a shelf full of books

    Rotem Moscovich ’06MA, Editorial Director of Picturebooks at Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, shares how Simmons cultivated her love for children's literature, and her experience editing a Caldecott-winning picturebook.

  2. A row of children's books on a shelf. Robyn Budlender robzy_m, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Karen Boss ’95 ’13MA earned a double Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Sociology and returned to Simmons twenty years later for her Master’s in Children’s Literature. She is a senior editor at Charlesbridge, where she works on fiction and nonfiction picture books, and middle-grade and young adult works.

  3. A side by side image with Julie Bliven alongside the cover of her book "Sometimes Shy"

    Charlesbridge Publishing Children’s Book Editor Julie Bliven ’05 ’08MA worked with Simmons classmate Elaine Dimopoulos ’08MFA on her most recent novel, and this year published her debut picture book. She shares how being a writer has helped her be an editor, and vice versa.

  4. Ariel Richardson hoding a number of children's books

    Ariel Richardson ’09MA is the Senior Editor in Children’s at Chronicle Books, located in San Francisco. We caught up with Richardson about her role, her time at Simmons, and her recent award-winning picture book.

  5. Photo of Stephanie Seales with her dog

    Stephanie Seales '09MA has touched many aspects of publishing throughout her career, and is using her understanding of the industry in her works as an author , career coach, book reviewer, and authenticity reader. What led you to study children's...

  6. Photo of Ariel Vanece - Adriana Arguijo Photography

    Ariel Vanece, who completed the dual Children's Literature MA and Writing for Children MFA program in 2022, recently secured a two-book deal with Penguin / Rocky Pond Books. They spoke with us about what motivates them to write and how...

  7. Photo of Megan Litwin

    In her new book Twinkle, Twinkle, Winter Night , author Megan Litwin '02MA captures the enchantment of winter. She spoke with us about her interest in children's literature and her experience at Simmons. Tell us about your new book and...

  8. Main College Building cupola with fall leaves

    This October, Elissa Gershowitz '00MA was officially named Editor in Chief of The Horn Book, Inc. , publisher of a review journal of children's and young adult literature. We caught up with her about her role at the Horn Book...

  9. Jo Knowles

    Adjunct Jo Knowles ’92 ’95MA shares news about her latest book, and reflects on the rise in book challenges aimed at her work for young readers.

  10. Susan Rich '93MA

    Little, Brown Editor Susan Rich '93MA will be presenting with illustrator Michaela Goade at the Summer Institute in Children's Literature in July 2022. What led you to Simmons? I wasn't really enjoying my political science major at McGill University in...