Cheryl Eissing, Editor


Cheryl Eissing, editor at Flamingo Books, joined Penguin Random House in 2017 as assistant editor at Philomel Books before attaining her current role in 2023. She holds a BA in English from Rutgers University. Cheryl mainly edits picture books, with some middle grade and young adult, and is specifically interested in stories that cause giggles, give comfort, and expose their readers to experiences and perspectives they haven’t seen before.

Cheryl is the editor of the New York Times bestsellers Cupig: the Valentine’s Day Pig (written by Claire Tattersfield; illustrated by Rob Sayegh Jr.), The Little Ghost Who Lost Her Boo (written by Elaine Bickell; illustrated by Raymond McGrath), When I Talk to God, I Talk About You (written by Chrissy Metz & Bradley Collins; illustrated by Lisa Fields), the USA Today bestselling Pages & Co. series by Anna James. Cheryl is also the editor of Counting to Bananas and B is for Bananas (written by Carrie Tillotson; illustrated by Estrela Lourenço), A Family Looks Like Love (written by Kaitlyn Wells; illustrated by Sawyer Cloud) How to Get Your Octopus to School (written by Becky Scharnhorst; illustrated by Jaclyn Sinquett), A Book for Bear (written by Ellen Ramsey; illustrated by MacKenzie Haley), Hopefully the Scarecrow (written by Michelle Houts; illustrated by Sara Palacios), I Am Not the Easter Bunny (by T. L. McBeth), Who You Will Be (written by Taylor Rouanzion; illustrated by Stacey Chomiak), and When You Love a Book (written by Kaz Windness; illustrated by Heather Brockman Lee) . She is also the editor of the YA novel Not Dead Enough (by Tyffany D. Neiheiser). Cheryl is always looking for commercial and silly yet profound picture books and stories that entertain, educate, and inspire young readers. When she is not editing books, Cheryl can be found befriending dogs on the streets of Jersey City, watching horror movies, or searching for the perfect lychee martini. Follow her on Twitter @cheryl_eissing.