Cheryl Eissing, associate editor at Flamingo Books, joined Penguin Random House in 2017 as assistant editor at Philomel Books before attaining her current role. She holds a BA in English from Rutgers University. Cheryl edits picture books, middle grade, and young adult, and is specifically interested in stories that expose their readers to experiences and perspectives that the children’s book world hasn’t seen before.
Cheryl is the editor of the USA Today bestselling Pages & Co. series by Anna James, the New York Times bestseller The Little Ghost Who Lost Her Boo (written by Elaine Bickell and illustrated by Raymond McGrath), My School Stinks! (written by Becky Scharnhorst and illustrated by Julia Patton), Love Is Here by Mike Malbrough, and a number of upcoming picture books, including Counting to Bananas (written by Carrie Tillotson and illustrated by Estrela Lourenço), A Family Looks Like Love (written by Kaitlyn Wells; illustrated by Sawyer Cloud), and This Field Trip Stinks! (written by Becky Scharnhorst and illustrated by Julia Patton). Cheryl is always looking for 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 or searching for the perfect margarita. Follow her on Twitter @cheryl_eissing.