Emma Dryden

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Emma Dryden is one of children’s publishing’s most accomplished editors, having worked on  hundreds of books for young readers, including board books, picture books, non-fiction, middle grade fiction, and young adult/teen fiction and fantasy.  Emma has edited some of the field’s top authors, including Ellen Hopkins, Paul Zelinsky, Shelia P. Moses, Susan Cooper, Alan Katz, David Catrow,  Lee Bennett Hopkins, Karma Wilson and David Diaz.


Recently, Emma sat down for a video chat with CBI Publisher Laura Backes.  In this, the first of three parts, Emma describes what all children’s writers must do to stay relevant and thrive in today’s publishing environment.




To learn more about Emma, visit her blog  our stories, ourselves



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