Simone Roberts-Payne, Assistant Editor


Simone Roberts-Payne (she/her) graduated from Wesleyan University with a Bachelors in African American Studies and joined the Razorbill team in 2021. Prior to working at Razorbill, she worked with Jacqueline Woodson, where she did historical research and proofreading for various writing projects. Simone is now looking to build a list that includes literary and commercial picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction. She is drawn to dynamic and diverse fiction, with complicated familial or romantic relationships, a hint of mystery, a touch heartbreaking and all things adorable.