Judy Goldschmidt

Judy Goldschmidt - Editor Tick

Executive Editor with stellar track record, specializing in YA/MG and memoir. Multiple NYTimes best-sellers and awards to my credit.

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Overview

Executive Editor of New York Times bestselling YA/MG and award-winning memoirs. Learned everything I know at AlloyEntertainment & Penguin Random House. I take my role seriously and I'm invested in your success. Deeply empathetic because I've been in your shoes, but tough because I know the demands of the marketplace.

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Humor & Comedy
Young Adult & Teen

Awards

  • VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle Grade Readers
  • NYPL Books for Teens
  • ALA Popular Paperbacks for the Teenage/(What's So Funny?)
  • Edgar Award (as editor)

Work experience

Executive Editor

Full Fathom Five
May, 2012 – February, 2017 (almost 5 years)

Executive Editor at James Frey's packaging company, where I was part of the team that created high profile series such as New York Times Bestsellers, DOROTHY MUST DIE and THE KICKS.

I worked with writers at every stage in their careers, from celebrities to first-time authors, to produce consistently excellent books and proposals.

Senior Editor

Penguin Young Readers
March, 2005 – February, 2010 (almost 5 years)

Acquired and developed MG series as well as licensed properties. Participated in every stage of publishing from inception, including but not limited to: art direction, publicity and marketing, sales, and author care.

Editor

AlloyEntertainment
April, 2000 – February, 2005 (almost 5 years)

Created, developed, and edited New York Times Bestselling series, THE A-LIST and SUMMER BOYS. Edited many other high profile series such as FEARLESS and SWEET VALLEY HIGH. Was part of the team that created GOSSIP GIRL.

Working at Alloy taught me every aspect and phase of publishing including development, submissions, art direction, marketing and publicity, and sales.

Passing on this knowledge is my greatest joy.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Dorothy Must Die

Danielle Paige

The New York Times bestselling first book in a dark new series that reimagines the Oz saga, from debut author Danielle Paige.I didn't ask for any of this. I didn't ask to be some kind of hero. But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?Sure, I've read the books. I've seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and ... read more

The New York Times bestselling first book in a dark new series that reimagines the Oz saga, from debut author Danielle Paige.I didn't ask for any of this. I didn't ask to be some kind of hero. But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?Sure, I've read the books. I've seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and ... read more

No One Else Can Have You (Kippy Bushman)

Kathleen Hale

Sara Shepard's Pretty Little Liars series meets the cult classic film Fargo in this gripping, dark comedy by debut author Kathleen Hale.A quiet town like Friendship, Wisconsin, keeps most of its secrets buried . . . but when local teen Ruth Fried is found murdered in a cornfield, her best friend, Kippy Bushman, decides she must uncover the truth and catch the killer. Since the police aren't mu... read more

Sara Shepard's Pretty Little Liars series meets the cult classic film Fargo in this gripping, dark comedy by debut author Kathleen Hale.A quiet town like Friendship, Wisconsin, keeps most of its secrets buried . . . but when local teen Ruth Fried is found murdered in a cornfield, her best friend, Kippy Bushman, decides she must uncover the truth and catch the killer. Since the police aren't mu... read more

Saving the Team (The Kicks Book 1)

Alex Morgan

From star soccer player and Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan comes the New York Times bestselling first book in an empowering, fun-filled middle grade series about believing in yourself and working as a team.Twelve-year-old Devin loves to play soccer. If she hadn’t just left Connecticut to move across the country, she would have been named seventh-grade captain on her school soccer team. But ... read more

From star soccer player and Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan comes the New York Times bestselling first book in an empowering, fun-filled middle grade series about believing in yourself and working as a team.Twelve-year-old Devin loves to play soccer. If she hadn’t just left Connecticut to move across the country, she would have been named seventh-grade captain on her school soccer team. But ... read more

The Secret Blog of Raisin Rodriguez

Judy Goldschmidt

In an attempt to keep herself sane, Raisin Rodriguez keeps a blog, a computerized journal, of all her daily trials and tribulations in her new hometown, but when someone gets a hold of the blog and prints it out for the world to see, Raisin is left wondering if she will ever be able to find peace.

In an attempt to keep herself sane, Raisin Rodriguez keeps a blog, a computerized journal, of all her daily trials and tribulations in her new hometown, but when someone gets a hold of the blog and prints it out for the world to see, Raisin is left wondering if she will ever be able to find peace.

Natalie's Secret #1 (Camp Confidential)

Melissa J. Morgan

Summer camp means lots of things: new friends, roommates, bug bites, bathroom duty...But it's also a chance to be on your own and to reinvent yourself. A shy girl can become the belle of the ball, and ajock might find new competition. Natalie, Jenna, Grace, and Alex have all found themselves at Camp Lakeview for different reasons. And each is keeping a secret. But if everyone is hiding somethi... read more

Summer camp means lots of things: new friends, roommates, bug bites, bathroom duty...But it's also a chance to be on your own and to reinvent yourself. A shy girl can become the belle of the ball, and ajock might find new competition. Natalie, Jenna, Grace, and Alex have all found themselves at Camp Lakeview for different reasons. And each is keeping a secret. But if everyone is hiding somethi... read more

Daddy's Little Angel (Bedeviled)

Shani Petroff

“Mom always said my dad is the devil. I never knew she meant it literally!” All Angel’s father (a.k.a. the Devil) wants is to be a part of her life. And in return he has the power to give her anything she wants—including popularity and a date with her long-time crush, Cole Daniels. But Angel will only accept him on her terms: get out of the devil business and leave his special powers out of th... read more

“Mom always said my dad is the devil. I never knew she meant it literally!” All Angel’s father (a.k.a. the Devil) wants is to be a part of her life. And in return he has the power to give her anything she wants—including popularity and a date with her long-time crush, Cole Daniels. But Angel will only accept him on her terms: get out of the devil business and leave his special powers out of th... read more

Nicola Berry and the Petrifying Problem with Princess Petronella #1

Liane Moriarty

The first in a three-book outer space adventure series for young readers from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies!Nicola Berry's life is turned upside down the day a man from another planet comes to Earth on a strange mission. He's looking for somebody to travel back to his home planet and convince their stuck-up princess not to turn Earth into her planet's giant garbag... read more

The first in a three-book outer space adventure series for young readers from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies!Nicola Berry's life is turned upside down the day a man from another planet comes to Earth on a strange mission. He's looking for somebody to travel back to his home planet and convince their stuck-up princess not to turn Earth into her planet's giant garbag... read more

Frankly, Frannie (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Frankly, Frannie (Pb))

A. J. Stern

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Third-grader Frannie Miller, who cannot wait to grow up and work in an office with a swivel chair and her own assistant, causes havoc when she tries to help out while on a school field trip to the local radio station.

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Third-grader Frannie Miller, who cannot wait to grow up and work in an office with a swivel chair and her own assistant, causes havoc when she tries to help out while on a school field trip to the local radio station.

The A-List: A Novel

Zoey Dean

Welcome to The A-List, a wickedly funny and risquT paperback original novel that takes readers behind the scenes of the intoxicating world of Hollywood glitterati. Seventeen-year-old Upper East Side blueblood Anna ("pronounced Aaaanah") Percy is on her way to Beverly Hills, California, where she'll live with her estranged dad for the rest of the school year while her mother travels to Europe w... read more

Welcome to The A-List, a wickedly funny and risquT paperback original novel that takes readers behind the scenes of the intoxicating world of Hollywood glitterati. Seventeen-year-old Upper East Side blueblood Anna ("pronounced Aaaanah") Percy is on her way to Beverly Hills, California, where she'll live with her estranged dad for the rest of the school year while her mother travels to Europe w... read more

Summer Boys #1

Hailey Abbott

From the creators of GOSSIP GIRL comes a fresh, edgy take on teenage romance. Three interconnected stories explore the different stages of love over the course of one summer on the seashore.It's summer. It's hot. And it's time to hook up.Cousins Ella, Beth, and Jamie are at their family's beach house, and they're gearing up for the wildest time of their lives. Sassy Ella is majorly crushing on... read more

From the creators of GOSSIP GIRL comes a fresh, edgy take on teenage romance. Three interconnected stories explore the different stages of love over the course of one summer on the seashore.It's summer. It's hot. And it's time to hook up.Cousins Ella, Beth, and Jamie are at their family's beach house, and they're gearing up for the wildest time of their lives. Sassy Ella is majorly crushing on... read more

Breakaway: Beyond the Goal

Alex Morgan

Get inspired to be your best—in sports and in life—with this uplifting memoir from star soccer player, Olympic gold medalist, and FIFA World Cup champion Alex Morgan that includes eight pages of full-color photos!As a talented and successful female athlete, Alex Morgan is a role model to thousands of girls who want to be their best, not just in soccer, but in life. The story of her path to suc... read more

Get inspired to be your best—in sports and in life—with this uplifting memoir from star soccer player, Olympic gold medalist, and FIFA World Cup champion Alex Morgan that includes eight pages of full-color photos!As a talented and successful female athlete, Alex Morgan is a role model to thousands of girls who want to be their best, not just in soccer, but in life. The story of her path to suc... read more

Unstill Life: A Daughter's Memoir of Art and Love in the Age of Abstraction

Gabrielle Selz

Awarded the 2015 Best Memoir from The American Society of Journalists and Authors Luminous and revealing, a daughter's memoir of the art world and a larger-than-life father. In 1958, soon after Gabrielle Selz was born, she, her parents and her sister moved to New York, where her father, Peter Selz, would begin his job as the chief curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art. ... read more

Awarded the 2015 Best Memoir from The American Society of Journalists and Authors Luminous and revealing, a daughter's memoir of the art world and a larger-than-life father. In 1958, soon after Gabrielle Selz was born, she, her parents and her sister moved to New York, where her father, Peter Selz, would begin his job as the chief curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art. ... read more

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