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2022 Mentors
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Chris Krones – Editor, Clarion Books

Chris Krones is a writer who has been a children’s book editor for more than a decade. They hold an MFA in Writing for Children from Simmons University. Chris has edited a wide variety of books – from board books and picture books to middle grade novels and graphic novels. They are the author of Chill, Chomp, Chill and The Pronoun Book.  In their spare time, they love to travel—Paris and Provincetown are two of their favorite places in the world. They also enjoy participating in weightlifting competitions. Chris lives with their partner, two cats, and one dog in Jamaica Plain, MA. Pronouns – they/them
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Sera Rivers, Senior Agent, Martin Literary
Sera Rivers is a Senior Literary Manager at Martin Literary & Media Management and is currently accepting queries for middle grade and young adult fiction and graphic novels, as well as the occasional picture book. Sera has volunteered for the New England chapter since 2012, co-directing NESCBWI’s 2017 and 2018 annual spring conferences. Sera earned her bachelor of arts degree in Creative Writing and Journalism Studies from the University of Massachusetts and her master of fine arts degree in Writing for Children from Simmons University. 
 Pronouns – she/her  

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Follow Sera -  @writeloudly

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 Jessica Anderson, Editor, Christy Ottaviano Books, an imprint of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

As an editor at Christy Ottaviano Books Jessica Anderson primarily contributes to the older end of our publishing, with a focus on middle grade and young adult fiction, innovative nonfiction, and select author-illustrated graphic novels. Originally from Montreal, Canada, she is especially drawn to intersections of language, culture, and storytelling genres across all categories of books for young readers and teens. 

Prior to joining LBYR in December 2020, Jessica worked at Macmillan Children’s Group under Christy Ottaviano Books. A sample of books Jessica edited include_the Morris Award Finalist Black Girl Unlimited; Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles; The Night Before Eid: A Muslim Family Story. Pronouns - she/her

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