Hi Spring Fling Kidlit Hopefuls,
We have our second generous prize donor in our Prize Donor Feature Series. She is an amazing person who has helped make so many dreams come true from the editor side and is now amplifying it by becoming an agent. The lovely, the kind…
Charlotte is donating a winner’s choice prize of a picture book manuscript or dummy critique or first 5 pages of young adult critique, or a query critique.
To get to know Charlotte a little more, we asked her some Spring Fling questions:
What is your favorite thing about spring?
Charlotte: The daffodils
Can you tell us a bit about your clients’ book(s)?
Charlotte: Several of my clients have books that have come out in the last few years or will be coming out this year!
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Although her parents didn’t intentionally name me after Charlotte A. Cavatica, as a child, she imagined that her white semicircle headboard transformed into a spider’s web at night. From a young age, she was aware of the impact of words and a well-crafted story. Now she’s delighted to work with clients to weave book webs that leave their mark on readers.
She honed my love of stories by getting a BA in English and theatre from Eastern Mennonite University. After graduating, she worked as a project manager and editor for Scribe, a Philadelphia-based publishing services company, for three years. To follow her passion for books and children, she moved to Boston to earn a master’s in Children’s Literature from Simmons College (now University). She interned at Charlesbridge (editorial) and Candlewick (sales), and after grad school, she interned with literary agent Rubin Pfeffer for a year. Prior to joining Prospect Agency, she was an associate editor for just over two years with Page Street Kids, where she acquired and edited more than twenty picture books and grew relationships with authors, illustrators, agents, and other editors.
As an agent, she enjoys the editorial work and the relationship building; so she loves attending conferences and leading workshops. She’s mentored Simmons MFA students and also serve on the national advisory board of the Mazza Museum, the world’s largest collection of original children’s book art, in Findlay, Ohio.
She’s interested in working with authors and illustrators of children’s books—board books through YA, but especially picture books—as well as adult nonfiction, particularly biographies and memoirs.
Agency Website: http://www.prospectagency.com/about.html
Charlotte is one of the 18 wonderful prize donors for the Spring Fling Kidlit Contest 2020, make sure to follow Charlotte on social media, read her client’s books, and review them to show your support!
In the comments, tell us which of Charlotte’s clients’ books your excited to read or have already read.
And get gif-searching or creating!
PS. If you need more info on the Spring Fling Kidlit Contest, check here and make sure to share with all your writing friends!