SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Faculty for a Novel Idea


Moe Ferrara, Agent at HarperCollins

Becoming a literary agent was fitting for the girl who, as a small child, begged her dad to buy her a book simply because “it has a hard cover.” Growing up, she had a hard time finding YA books outside of Christopher Pike and R. L. Stine, and instead tackled Tom Clancy or her mom’s romance novels. Though her career path zigzagged a bit—she attended college as a music major, earned a JD from Pace Law School, then worked various jobs throughout the publishing industry—Moe was thrilled to join the BookEnds team in May of 2015 as a literary agent. A Pennsylvania native, she is mum of a rambunctious corgi who is a master at stealing treats. When not reading, she is an avid gamer and always awaiting the next Assassin’s Creed or Destiny release.

Books she has represented:

YA: LAW OF INERTIA and the forthcoming ONLY MOSTLY DEVASTATED by S. Gonzales
MG: YOUNG CAPTAIN NEMO by Jason Henderson
Graphic Novel: THE OCTOBER GIRL by Matthew Dow Smith

Website: www.bookendsliterary.com

Twitter: @inthesestones

Instagram: @inthesestones

Camille Kellogg, Editorial Assistant at HarperCollins

Camille Kellogg is an editorial assistant at HarperCollins Children’s Books, where she works on fiction and nonfiction picture books, middle grade, and young adult. Some of the titles she has worked on include the bestselling The Confidence Code for Girls by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, the Wild Rescuers series by Stacy Plays, Odd Gods by David Slavin and Daniel Weitzman, Light Filters In by Caroline Kaufman, She’s Got This by Laurie Hernandez, and the Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids series by Rob Elliott. She is also the editor of My Family and Me, an inclusive family history fill-in book. She is a graduate of Middlebury College and the Columbia Publishing Course.

Twitter: @kellogg_camille


Cindy Baldwin, MG Author

Cindy Baldwin is a fiction writer, essayist, and poet. She grew up in North Carolina and still misses the sweet watermelons and warm accents on a daily basis. As a middle schooler, she kept a book under her bathroom sink to read over and over while fixing her hair or brushing her teeth, and she dreams of writing the kind of books readers can’t bear to be without. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and daughter, surrounded by tall trees and wild blackberries. Her debut novel, Where The Watermelons Grow, received multiple starred reviews and was named an Indies Introduce and Indie Next title for 2018.

Website: cindybaldwinbooks.com

Blog: blog.cindybaldwinbooks.com

Twitter: @beingcindy

Instagram: cindybaldwinbooks

Fonda Lee, YA Author

Fonda Lee is the author of young adult science fiction novels Zeroboxer (Flux), Exo, and Cross Fire (Scholastic), which have garnered awards from the Junior Library Guild, the American Library Association, the Oregon Council of Teachers of English, and been named to numerous state and provincial reading lists. She is also the author of the epic fantasy Green Bone Saga for adults, beginning with Jade City (Orbit), which won the 2018 World Fantasy Award, and continuing in Jade War (releasing summer 2019). Fonda’s work has been nominated for the Nebula, Andre Norton, Locus, and Oregon Book Awards, and been named to multiple Best of Year lists. Fonda is a recovering corporate strategist, black belt martial artist, and action movie aficionado living in Portland, Oregon.

Website: www.fondalee.com

Twitter @fondajlee

Instagram: fonda.lee

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