Vice President, Editorial Director LIESA ABRAMS
editing for both the Aladdin and Pulse imprints. At S&S, Liesa launched Rachel Renée Russell’s #1 bestselling DORK DIARIES series and edited New York Times
bestsellers from Brandon Mull, Lisa McMann, Suzanne Young, Lynn Weingarten, James Riley, Shannon Messenger, Kiersten White, and Scott Westerfeld. She edits a diverse list of teen and middle grade properties from award-winning authors including Deb Caletti, Jodi Lynn Anderson, Amy Reed, Shaun David Hutchinson, Christa Desir, and others. Liesa started in children’s publishing in 1997 at the company now known as Alloy Entertainment, editing classic YA series like Sweet Valley High. She left Alloy in 2003 to become a founding editor of Penguin’s Razorbill imprint, where she edited YA titles including R.A. Nelson’s Teach Me
, Maureen Johnson’s Devilish
, and Justine Larbalestier’s award-winning Magic or Madness trilogy. Follow Liesa on Twitter @BatgirlEditor
to hear all you need to know about Batman, comics, and gluten-free treats.
WHAT RAISES LIESA’S PULSE?
Stories of #resistance from young women characters; sex-positive characters and storylines; books that navigate the world of rape culture; high stakes stories (bonus points if the whole world is in danger!); angsty characters coping believably with difficult life situations; escapist fantasy grounded in accessible characters; ticking clocks; new ways to create a soap opera; dark and intense concept and voice; people reinventing themselves; toxic relationships of all kinds including family/friendship; magical realism.
LIESA’S TITLES INCLUDE: