Alexa joined Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers in August of 2014. Since that time, she has edited rewarding stories across all age ranges, including #1 New York Times bestseller Five Feet Apart, HerStory (a PW 2018 Best of the Year pick), and projects from incredible authors including Ben Clanton, Kathleen Krull, Nikki Grimes, Christina Soontornvat, and Naomi Klein. She is acquiring picture books, middle grade, and YA that hug that literary/commercial line with fresh, honest voices that demand to be heard and a unique approach to structure or theme. When she’s not reading and editing, she’s voraciously consuming true crime podcasts, watching old musicals and Nancy Myers movies, or playing Italian cards. You can follow Alexa on Twitter @Alexa_Pastor926.