WHAT: Happy Hour with Special Guest Publisher, Zonderkidz™
WHEN: May 20, 2021 05:30 PM EST
WHERE: Via Zoom Videoconference
Please join us for a happy hour with special guest publisher, Zonderkidz™, the children’s division of the Christian publisher Zondervan, a HarperCollins imprint. Senior editors Katherine Jacobs and Jacque Alberta will discuss their list and acquisition goals. Zonderkidz aims to inspire young lives through imagination and innovation. As a leader in Christian children’s publishing, it creates products that awaken the hearts and touch the souls of kids under 12. Zonderkidz is also the publisher of the NIrV (New International Reader’s Version) Bible translation, the 3rd-grade reading level edition of the NIV.
Katherine Jacobs is an editor, teacher, and reader. She worked at Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of the Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, for thirteen years where she edited picture books, middle-grade, and young adult titles. Some authors and illustrators she has had the privilege of working with are Jennifer Mathieu (Moxie), Mahogany Browne (Woke Baby), Gary Schmidt and Daniel Minter (So Tall Within), Andrea Davis Pinkney (Rhythm Ride), Julie Berry (The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place), and Shane Burcaw (Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse). Katherine holds a graduate degree from the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons University in Boston, Massachusetts. She is currently senior acquisitions editor at ZonderKidz, the children’s imprint of Zondervan. Find out more at katherinejacobsedits.com.
Jacque Alberta is a Senior Editor for Zonderkidz, the children’s group of Zondervan—and while she loves reading and editing new books, her favorite part of the job by far is interaction with authors. Jacque joined Zondervan in 2004, and over the years has worked on a variety of kids’ products, from picture books to board books, storybook Bibles, juvenile fiction and nonfiction, and YA. A graduate of Calvin College (with an English major, naturally), she lives in Grand Rapids surrounded by piles of good books, as well as a very cute (and equally naughty) wire fox terrier named Tucker.