Simone Roberts-Payne (she/her) joined the Razorbill team in 2021 as an Editorial Assistant. She graduated from Wesleyan University with a Bachelors in African American Studies. Prior to working at Razorbill, she worked with Jacqueline Woodson, where she did historical research and proofreading for various writing projects. She is drawn to heartbreaking romance, unique familial relationships, captivating teen voices and a touch of mystery. Simone is not currently acquiring but she is excited to build a list someday soon that includes diverse literary and commercial YA as well as picture books.