Eileen Bishop Kreit is the Publisher of Classics and Vice President of Business Development for Viking Children’s Books and Philomel Books. She has been with Penguin Random House for more than 30 years, the first 15 of which were spent in sales before moving over to join the senior editorial team. She manages the estates of Viking and Philomel’s largest brands and characters such as Corduroy, Madeline, Encyclopedia Brown, Pippi Longstocking, and Ferdinand. She also works closely with key backlist authors such as S.E. Hinton, Judy Blume, Rosemary Wells, Mildred D. Taylor, and the Roald Dahl Story Company. She’s always looking for projects that compliment the Viking list, grow market share, and to develop new characters in picture book and board books. A mom of two teenage boys, she considers herself a yogi, power walker, a peanut- free home baker, Buckeye football fan, and rescue dog lover.