Samantha McFerrin

Samantha H. McFerrin

Editor - Trade at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

125 HIGH STREET, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
HQ Phone:
(617) 351-5000

General Information


Director, Editorial - The Walt Disney Company

Children's Book Editor - Chronicle Books LLC

Editors, Agents and Designer - Rutgers University Council on Children's Literature

Assistant Editor - Children's Books Publishers

CONFERENCE Featuring Chronicle Books Editor - Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Editor - Harcourt Children's Books


bachelor's degree - journalism and film , University of California at Berkeley

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Samantha McFerrin, Editor, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Julie Romeis, Editor, Chronicle Books; Scott Treimel, Literary Agent, Scott Treimel NY; authors Claudia Mills, Maribeth Boelts, Jill Esbaum, Connie Heckert.

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Samantha McFerrinSamantha McFerrin is an editor at Harcourt Children's Books in New York.She specializes in picture books (both fiction and nonfiction), chapter books, and middle grade and YA fiction.Books she has edited include Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book by Yuyi Morales, which received the 2004 Pura Belpré Award and starred reviews from Kirkus and Booklist; and the forthcoming Bebé Goes Shopping by Susan Middleton Elya, illustrated by Steven Salerno; and Hardworking Puppies by Lynn Reiser.A few subjects that really grab her attention these days are little-known stories about well-known people, novels for reluctant readers (though, not necessarily sport stories), sweet middle grade stories, and YA novels told from a unique cultural perspective.She's always on the lookout for talented new illustrators and writers.

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