About the Editor

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Alexa Pastor enthusiastically began her career at Simon & Schuster in August of 2014. Since that time, she has edited rewarding stories across all age ranges, including bestsellers Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice, All This Time, She Gets the Girl, and #1 New York Times bestseller Five Feet Apart. She is fortunate to work with incredible authors and illustrators including Ben Clanton, Nikki Grimes, Jean Reidy, Amy Makechnie, Caroline Kusin Pritchard, Marisa Kanter, and Naomi Klein. Prior to landing her dream job, Alexa was a bookseller at Barnes and Noble, graduated summa cum laude from Villanova University (Go ‘Cats!), and completed her master’s degree in children’s and young adult publishing at Rosemont College. She is acquiring picture books, middle grade, and YA that have strong commercial hooks, led by a standout voice, and a unique approach to storytelling either in structure or trope. She is most drawn to stories with a surprising twist (thrillers welcome, but twisty picture books too!), nonfiction that elevates events and voices marginalized by history, and contemporary love stories in all their forms including swoony romance (both rom-coms and rom-drams welcome!), friendship makeups rather than breakups, and celebrating family love in every shape and form it takes. When not reading and editing, Alexa is voraciously consuming bad reality TV and Nancy Myers movies, listening to true crime podcasts, or exercising the eternal optimism that comes with being a Mets and Giants fan. You can follow her on Twitter @Alexa_Pastor926.


Featured Titles

She Gets the Girl
Forget Me Not
If I See You Again Tomorrow
Their Vicious Games
The Greatest in the World!
How to Change Everything
The McNifficents
Gitty and Kvetch
Kamala Harris
Last Updated: November 17, 2022