Judy Goldschmidt

Judy Goldschmidt – Editor

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


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.
Biographies & Memoirs
Humor & Comedy Middle Grade Young Adult
English (US)
  • 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

Full Fathom Five

May, 2012 — Feb, 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.

Penguin Young Readers

Mar, 2005 — Feb, 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.


Apr, 2000 — Feb, 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.


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 ... 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, Al... 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, an... 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 ... read more
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 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 look... 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-tim... 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, an... read more
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 i... 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 ... 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 murd... read more
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... read more

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