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Harold Underdown
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I made some updates in March to the Who's Moving Where page--and will be making more in April. Check back to find out where editors are moving, or for news of imprints opening, or other company news.
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Editors are moving! HMH is reorganizing! Several updates for March on the Who's Moving Where page at The Purple Crayon!
Month-by-month listings of where editors in the children's book industry have been hired, laid off, or moved--part of a children's book editor's site.
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In case you are wondering about the new picture of a cabin on my Google Profile, that's the cabin I stayed in at the Highlights Foundation while leading the Kid's Book Revision Retreat with Eileen Robinson last summer...
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I'm back at work at The Purple Crayon, with Who's Moving Where updates and some tidying on my Links pages. Find the details on my What's New page.
What's new page at a children's book editor's site, with links to new material in an archive of information for writers, illustrators, librarians, teachers, and others interested in the publishing of ...
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Best book for picture book writers...
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I've reviewed Cheryl Klein's Second Sight, her compilation of presentations and workshops about writing, revising, and publishing children's books. Useful and quirky!
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Jennifer Swanson (of the "From the Mixed-Up Files blog) interviews me about independent editors, middle-grade novels, and publishing today: http://ow.ly/k05FY 

There's also a reading assignment, and a giveaway....
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Review up! Check out my thoughts about the latest edition of Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market.
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I forgot I had this on my site--a good interview with Andrea Brown, from several years ago.
So she decided to become an agent for authors and illustrators of childrens' books. Her publishing friends said she was crazy--she'd never make a living--but ...
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Lots of news on my Who's Moving Where page for May: http://www.underdown.org/chchange.htm

Publishers getting their staff set before BEA!
Month-by-month listings of where editors in the children's book industry have been hired, laid off, or moved--part of a children's book editor's site.
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I've finished updating my award-winning children's books section, and have also recently updated the "Who's Moving Where" page.

Please stop by--you can see what is new on my "What's New" page, at http://www.underdown.org/newhdu.htm

Harold
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A good place to catch up on this story.
emma d dryden originally shared:
 
A wrap-up about the National Book Awards' mistakes made in the name of "integrity" and Lauren Myracle's grace through it all.
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Children's book editor, owner of The Purple Crayon website.
Introduction
I'm a children's book editor and the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books. I have worked at Macmillan, Orchard Books, and Charlesbridge, and also in educational publishing. I consult with both publishers and authors and run The Purple Crayon.

I also speak and give workshops at conferences.
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I would rather read a children's book than an "adult book."
Education
  • Haverford College
    English
  • Temple University
    English Secondary Ed.
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Children's book editor and publishing consultant
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  • Consulting
    independent editor, 2002 - present
  • McGraw-Hill
    senior development editor, 2008 - present
  • Macmillan
    associate editor, 1990 - 1993
  • Orchard Books
    editor, 1993 - 1995
  • Charlesbridge
    senior editor/editorial director, 1997 - 2000
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Brooklyn, NY
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