2024 Liz Conrad Award Judge


Mallory Grigg

Mallory Grigg

Mallory Grigg

Senior Art Director, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Mallory is a Senior Art Director at Macmillan Children's Publishing Group where she's had the pleasure of working on Mike Curato's graphic novel, Flamer, Katy Rose Pool's Age of Darkness series, and Karamo Brown's I Am Perfectly Designed. She's also worked on a number of NYTimes bestsellers, including Natalie Portman's Fables and Emmanuel Acho's Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy. Previously, Mallory has worked at Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, HMH, Alloy Entertainment, and Cider Mill Press, and has lectured at SCBWI, CBIG, the Highlights Foundation, and universities across the country. A sixth-generation Texan who's forsaken the motherland to live in Brooklyn, NY, she loves watercolor and oil painting, cooking and baking, writing, and playing fetch with her rescue pup, Birdie.


“Shared passion is an incredible motivator. SCBWI events put you in a room with other people who are deeply devoted to children's literature. Professional conferences are inspiring, people may leave tired at the end of the weekend, but it also fuels their creative tanks and builds powerful relationships with others who share their passion.”





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