Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, is committed to taking risks and exploring new ways to tell stories.
Razorbill is home to a broad-ranging young adult hardcover fiction list that includes Jay Asher’s debut novel, Thirteen Reasons Why, a #1 and perennial New York Times bestseller and multiple award winner that has been published in thirty-five languages, as well as his latest novel, What Light, and the instant New York Times bestseller An Ember in the Ashes, an epic high fantasy debut by Sabaa Tahir, and its #1 bestselling sequel, A Torch Against the Night. Razorbill’s popular series titles include Falling Kingdoms by New York Times bestselling author Morgan Rhodes, Zodiac by Romina Russell, The Merciless by Danielle Vega, and Richelle Mead’s #1 internationally bestselling Vampire Academy, Bloodlines, and The Glittering Court.
Razorbill’s middle-grade titles include Ratscalibur by New York Times bestselling author Josh Lieb, which the New York Times called “a witty mash-up of favorite fantasy motifs,” The Creature Department, a collaboration between award-winning author Robert Paul Weston and Framestore, the Academy Award–winning visual effects company known for its groundbreaking work on Gravity and the Harry Potter film franchise, and the popular Shark Wars series by EJ Altbacker.
Razorbill also publishes nonfiction, including the New York Times bestselling Sneakers by Rodrigo Corral, Alex French, and Howie Khan, Still Here, a personal diary curated by Rowan Blanchard, the Rookie Yearbooks, which are anthologies featuring the best content from RookieMag.com, curated by Rookie founder and editor Tavi Gevinson, Night Shift, a picture book memoir by Debi Gliori, The Teen Vogue Handbook: An Insider’s Guide to Careers in Fashion, and the New York Times bestselling advice book Classy by Derek Blasberg.
Casey McIntyre joined Razorbill as associate publisher in 2014. Prior to coming to Razorbill, McIntyre was the publicity manager at HarperCollins Children’s Books. Throughout her career she has spearheaded the publicity campaigns of numerous award-winning, New York Times-bestselling titles, including Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy series, Morgan Rhodes’ Falling Kingdoms series, Derek Blasberg’s Classy, Jenny Slate & Dean Fleisher-Camp’s Marcel The Shell With Shoes On, Veronica Roth’s Divergent series, Terry Pratchett’s Dodger, and Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan.
Julie Rosenberg joined Razorbill as an editor in May 2017, where she works on young adult and middle grade novels. Prior to her time at Razorbill, she worked at Disney-Hyperion and was the editor for many wonderful children’s books, including Feminist Baby by Loryn Brantz, the New York Times best-selling Descendants series by Melissa de la Cruz, The Amateurs by Pretty Little Liars author Sara Shepard, and The Pearl Thief by New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Wein. At Razorbill, Julie works with #1 New York Times best-selling author Richelle Mead, among others, and is looking forward to building a list of twisty, funny, and emotional novels featuring great dialogue and characters she’s never met before.
Jessica Harriton is an assistant editor at Razorbill. Prior to joining Razorbill in 2015, Jess began her career at Disney-Hyperion, working with authors like Melissa de la Cruz and Alexandra Bracken. At Razorbill, Jess edits the Falling Kingdoms and Spirits and Thieves series by Morgan Rhodes and assisted on such titles as Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza and Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi (Fall ’17). Jess recently made her first acquisition–a dark,literary gem she’s very excited about. Jess is looking for YA and middle grade with strong hooks, unforgettable voices, and evocative settings.
After graduating from Barnard College, Alex Sanchez joined the Razorbill team, where she edits young adult and middle grade fiction, non-fiction, and select graphic novels. She works with New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis among others, and has assisted on many titles, including Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson, Song of the Dead by Sarah Glenn Marsh, and Sneakers by Howie Kahn and Alex French. Alex is excited to continue building her own list of projects, and is always on the lookout for exciting and immersive YA and MG fiction with lots of heart and humor from a diverse range of voices and perspectives. She’s also looking for fresh, accessible non-fiction in the areas of pop culture, art, music, and lifestyle. If she’s not editing or reading, then she’s probably seeing a movie, doing karaoke, watching reality TV, or asking to see the dessert menu. Follow her on Twitter: @zandasanchez.