Paula Wiseman joined Simon & Schuster in 2002. She was previously Vice President and Editor-in-Chief at Philomel Books, a division of GP Putnam and Vice President and Editorial Director of Silver Whistle Books, a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Her first job in children’s books was at Dial Books for Young Readers, now a division Penguin Random House. The Paula Wiseman list focuses on pictures books and middle grade manuscripts with strong voice and character. Paula looks for new talent from all corners of the globe and focuses on lyrical picture books, books by and about underrepresented voices, and books that will touch the hearts of the children who read them time and time again.