About the Editor

Editor photo of Feather Flores (she/her)

Feather Flores joined Atheneum in 2022 after four years at Chronicle Books. She works on smart, joyful picture books; middle grade romps with coming-of-age themes; distinctive, atmospheric graphic novels; and bold, open-hearted YA that reimagines everything our identities can be. Her list encompasses fiction and nonfiction, with an emphasis on stories by, about, and for people from marginalized communities.

Across the board, Feather is drawn to upmarket, voice- and character-driven narratives with addictive plots and a solid command of their readers’ emotional responses. She champions books that depict the beauty and diversity of the human experience: the humor, the complexity, the curiosity, the magic. Anything that encourages young readers (especially queer readers and readers of color) to be more fully and unapologetically themselves, she wants to see it.

Feather edits from San Francisco, California. You can explore her (very) full manuscript wishlist at


Featured Titles

The No-Girlfriend Rule
Ready or Not
Speaking of America
Last Updated: May 30, 2024