Who?

Sharon November

Sharyn November is the Editorial Director of Firebird. She is also Senior Editor for Puffin Books and Viking Children's Books. She acquires and edits fiction and nonfiction, primarily for teenagers.

Her Puffin credits include four Newbery Honor books, one National Book Award medalist (and seven finalists), and two Printz Honor books; her many Puffin authors include Carolyn Coman, Han Nolan, and Patrice Kindl. Among her Viking authors are Meredith Anne Pierce, Charles de Lint, and Laurie Halse Anderson.

Since 1996, she has been working directly with teenagers in the schools and online, soliciting their opinions and suggestions about books and publishing. Her articles about this work have appeared in both VOYA and The Horn Book.

Firebird is a direct outgrowth of her work with teenagers and is
specifically designed to appeal to both teenagers and adults.

Visit her regularly updated website at www.sharyn.org