Melissa Faulner

Melissa Faulner - Editor Tick

New York, NY, USA

I'm an experienced editor and publishing manager of children's books who's worked for over 8 years in New York.

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Overview

I've worked on the editorial team (including providing notes, line editing, proofreading, and copy editing) for a number of New York Times bestselling authors and titles. I've worked with young adult and middle grade novels, as well as fiction and nonfiction picture books (specifically photo editing).

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Associate Publishing Manager

Penguin Random house
December, 2013 – Present (almost 5 years)

Editorial Assistant

ABRAMS Books for Young Readers
May, 2012 – December, 2013 (over 1 year)

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Sally Goes to Heaven

Stephen Huneck

"Any family who has ever loved and lost a dog will find comfort in Sally Goes to Heaven. Stephen Huneck's beautiful illustrations and simple text evoke an afterlife that is everything we could hope for our dogs--and ourselves" - Ken Foster, author of The Dogs Who Found Me and I'm A Good DogJoin Sally, the cheerful black Labrador retriever, as she enters a world where meatballs hang from trees,... read more

"Any family who has ever loved and lost a dog will find comfort in Sally Goes to Heaven. Stephen Huneck's beautiful illustrations and simple text evoke an afterlife that is everything we could hope for our dogs--and ourselves" - Ken Foster, author of The Dogs Who Found Me and I'm A Good DogJoin Sally, the cheerful black Labrador retriever, as she enters a world where meatballs hang from trees,... read more

Cinderella: A Fashionable Tale

Steven Guarnaccia

Cinderella wants nothing more than to go to the ball, but she doesn’t have a thing to wear! This classic fairy tale of the young servant girl who experiences a magical night and finally finds her prince receives a fresh and modern retelling from illustrator Steven Guarnaccia. Guarnaccia’s stylized illustrations give familiar characters new life with a fun, fashion-forward look, using apparel a... read more

Cinderella wants nothing more than to go to the ball, but she doesn’t have a thing to wear! This classic fairy tale of the young servant girl who experiences a magical night and finally finds her prince receives a fresh and modern retelling from illustrator Steven Guarnaccia. Guarnaccia’s stylized illustrations give familiar characters new life with a fun, fashion-forward look, using apparel a... read more

Stand Up!: How to Stay True to Yourself (Sunscreen)

Christine Laouénan

Stand Up!, the latest book in the Sunscreen self-help series for teens and tweens, helps readers understand the importance of standing up for themselves and what they believe in, even when it’s difficult. Readers will learn why and how to say no and the importance of self-respect. Written with candor and humor, and in a highly illustrated and accessible format, Stand Up! offers advice on deali... read more

Stand Up!, the latest book in the Sunscreen self-help series for teens and tweens, helps readers understand the importance of standing up for themselves and what they believe in, even when it’s difficult. Readers will learn why and how to say no and the importance of self-respect. Written with candor and humor, and in a highly illustrated and accessible format, Stand Up! offers advice on deali... read more

Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific

Mary Cronk Farrell

In the early 1940s, young women enlisted for peacetime duty as U.S. Army nurses. But when the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 blasted the United States into World War II, 101 American Army and Navy nurses serving in the Philippines were suddenly treating wounded and dying soldiers while bombs exploded all around them. The women served in jerry-rigged jungle hospitals on the Bataan Peni... read more

In the early 1940s, young women enlisted for peacetime duty as U.S. Army nurses. But when the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 blasted the United States into World War II, 101 American Army and Navy nurses serving in the Philippines were suddenly treating wounded and dying soldiers while bombs exploded all around them. The women served in jerry-rigged jungle hospitals on the Bataan Peni... read more

Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl in America

Tonya Bolden

Sarah Rector was once famously hailed as “the richest black girl in America.” Set against the backdrop of American history, her tale encompasses the creation of Indian Territory, the making of Oklahoma, and the establishment of black towns and oil-rich boomtowns. Rector acquired her fortune at the age of eleven. This is both her story and that of children just like her: one filled with ups and... read more

Sarah Rector was once famously hailed as “the richest black girl in America.” Set against the backdrop of American history, her tale encompasses the creation of Indian Territory, the making of Oklahoma, and the establishment of black towns and oil-rich boomtowns. Rector acquired her fortune at the age of eleven. This is both her story and that of children just like her: one filled with ups and... read more

A Woman in the House (and Senate): How Women Came to the United States Congress, Broke Down Barriers, and Changed the Country

Ilene Cooper

For the first 128 years of our country’s history, not a single woman served in the Senate or House of Representatives. All of that changed, however, in November 1916, when Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to Congress―even before the Nineteenth Amendment gave women across the U.S. the right to vote. Beginning with the women’s suffrage movement and going all the way thr... read more

For the first 128 years of our country’s history, not a single woman served in the Senate or House of Representatives. All of that changed, however, in November 1916, when Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to Congress―even before the Nineteenth Amendment gave women across the U.S. the right to vote. Beginning with the women’s suffrage movement and going all the way thr... read more

The Radiant Road

Katherine Catmull

A gorgeously woven tale of magic, friendship, and self-discovery set in a dream-like landscape filled with fairies. After years of living in America, Clare Macleod and her father are returning to Ireland, where they’ll inhabit the house Clare was born in—a house built into a green hillside with a tree for a wall. For Clare, the house is not only full of memories of her mother, but also of a my... read more

A gorgeously woven tale of magic, friendship, and self-discovery set in a dream-like landscape filled with fairies. After years of living in America, Clare Macleod and her father are returning to Ireland, where they’ll inhabit the house Clare was born in—a house built into a green hillside with a tree for a wall. For Clare, the house is not only full of memories of her mother, but also of a my... read more

Sophomores and Other Oxymorons

David Lubar

An honest and funny follow-up to the popular Sleeping Freshmen Never LieScott Hudson has somehow managed to survive Freshman year. But with a new baby brother in the house and a whole host of adventures awaiting him at school, Sophomore year promises to be anything but boring.Award-winning author David Lubar pens a tale that perfectly captures the ridiculous, tumultuous, and sometimes heartbre... read more

An honest and funny follow-up to the popular Sleeping Freshmen Never LieScott Hudson has somehow managed to survive Freshman year. But with a new baby brother in the house and a whole host of adventures awaiting him at school, Sophomore year promises to be anything but boring.Award-winning author David Lubar pens a tale that perfectly captures the ridiculous, tumultuous, and sometimes heartbre... read more

HelloFlo: The Guide, Period.: The Everything Puberty Book for the Modern Girl

Naama Bloom

"What we love most about this book (which we'll be gifting to our tween cousins, nieces, and daughters!) is the empowering message woven throughout: that 'your body is your body,' as Bloom puts it, and you're the only one who gets to decide what to do with it." — Health.com“Full of practical advice, helpful explanations, and messages of encouragement…Period.” — Parents.comFrom the founder of H... read more

"What we love most about this book (which we'll be gifting to our tween cousins, nieces, and daughters!) is the empowering message woven throughout: that 'your body is your body,' as Bloom puts it, and you're the only one who gets to decide what to do with it." — Health.com“Full of practical advice, helpful explanations, and messages of encouragement…Period.” — Parents.comFrom the founder of H... read more

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