Melissa Faulner is the Associate Publishing Manager for Dutton Children’s Books. She joined Penguin in 2010 in the Consumer Products and Licensing department for the Young Readers group before eventually transitioning to Editorial.
She spent almost two years at ABRAMS Books for Young Readers, where she worked on a variety of fiction, non-fiction, and adult titles, including editing three picture books. She has a passion for contemporary middle-grade and young adult fiction with strong, diverse characters and unforgettable voices. Her weaknesses are funny, well-written angst and a really good doughnut. Find her on Twitter: @la_melisma