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 bestseller The Little Ghost Who Lost Her Boo (written by Elaine Bickell and illustrated by Raymond McGrath), the New York Times bestseller 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, Counting to Bananas and B is for Bananas (written by Carrie Tillotson and illustrated by Estrela Lourenço), A Family Looks Like Love (written by Kaitlyn Wells; illustrated by Sawyer Cloud) and How to Get Your Octopus to School (written by Becky Scharnhorst; illustrated by Jaclyn Sinquett). She is also the editor is the upcoming YA novel Not Dead Enough (written by Tyffany D. Neiheiser). 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, watching horror movies, or searching for the perfect lychee martini. Follow her on Twitter @cheryl_eissing.