Meet our Faculty - Spring MG-YA Writers Retreat - SCBWI SoCal

Rachel Diebel

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Rachel Diebel, Editor

Rachel Diebel is an editor at Feiwel & Friends (an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group), acquiring middle grade, young adult, and graphic novels. Throughout her career, she has worked on multiple New York Times bestsellers, celebrity projects including books by Natalie Portman and Jake Gyllenhaal, and California Book Award winner Ophelia After All. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her partner and extremely naughty cat.

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Sally Morgridge, Editor

Sally Morgridge (she/her), editor at Holiday House, loves working on books for children of all ages. Recent highlights include Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor early reader graphic novel Owl and Penguin, by Vikram Madan; Horn Book Fanfare selection and New York Public Library Best Book of the Year Great Carrier Reef, a nonfiction picture book by Jessica Stremer, illustrated by Gordy Wright; and The Carrefour Curse, a spooky middle grade novel by Dianne K. Salerni, which received three starred reviews and was a JLG Gold Standard selection. A new project that she’s excited about is Banned Together: Our Fight for Readers' Rights, a forthcoming YA anthology edited by Printz Honor author Ashley Hope Pérez, illustrated by Ignatz-nominee Debbie Fong. Sally lives in New York City with her husband and two rambunctious children, where she loves cooking, exploring city parks, and watching too much TV.