Razorbill team

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Simone Roberts-Payne, Editorial Assistant

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,…

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Gretchen Durning, Assistant 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 The Wide Starlight by Nicole Lesperance, The Girls Are Never Gone by Sarah Glenn Marsh, and the Echoes and Empires duology by Morgan Rhodes. She has also assisted on a number of other projects, including A Sky Beyond 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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