Razorbill team

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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 commercial and literary…

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Gretchen Durning, Associate Editor

Gretchen Durning joined the Razorbill team in 2018, and she edits primarily young adult and middle grade fiction. She’s worked on titles such as Hotel Magnifique by Emily J. Taylor, The Depths by Nicole Lesperance, and Threads That Bind by Kika Hatzopoulou. She has also assisted on a number of other projects, including A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir and The…

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Christopher Hernandez, Senior Editor

Chris Hernandez joined Razorbill as a senior editor in April 2019, acquiring picture books, middle grade, young adult, and graphic novels.

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Rūta Rimas, Executive Editor

Rūta Rimas joined Razorbill as an executive editor in April 2019, acquiring and editing middle grade and young adult, fiction and non, and graphic novels.

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Casey McIntyre, Vice President and Publisher

Casey McIntyre joined Razorbill as associate publisher in 2014. Prior to coming to Razorbill, McIntyre was the publicity manager at HarperCollins Children’s Books.

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