Follow Friday- Emma Dryden

I was very excited to recently learn I have the opportunity to work with editor extraordinaire, Emma Dryden. Emma brings over twenty five years of publishing expertise to her consultancy service for authors and has edited books that have won the Newbery Medal, Newbery Honor, Caldecott Honor, National Book Award nomination, Coretta Scott King Author Award, Coretta Scott King Author Honor, Coretta Scott King Illustration Award, Indies Choice Book Award, New York Times Best Illustrated Award, Museum of Tolerance Children’s Book Award, Edgar Allan Poe Award, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award, Christopher Award, Jane Addams Book Award, Boston Globe/Horn Book Award, Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, and National Parenting Publications Gold Award. Wow! That’s like editorial royalty!

As she describes on her website “My expertise is working with authors to help define, enrich, and craft their work to make it viable for the current marketplace. I am a skilled fiction, fantasy, and poetry editor and my interests range from picture books and graphic novels to humorous middle grade, high fantasy, and edgy teen fiction – and anything in between!”

Her company, Drydenbks, offers:
* freelance editorial and creative services to children's book authors, illustrators, agents and publishers;
* workshops and presentations on subjects pertaining to the children's book industry;
* consultancy services to administer direction and advice to authors, illustrators, editors, students, and anyone seeking to break into or expand their presence in the children's publishing arena.

So I encourage you to visit and become a Facebook fan. Or follow Emma @drydenbks on Twitter.


Nice follow, Donna! Emma is also a wonderful person - brilliant, respectful of writers and a hoot to hang out with...

Wow, thank you so much for this lovely coverage and kind words! I am honored!

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