Position: Editorial Director
Website: HarperCollins Children’s Books
Location: New York, USA
Main areas of interest:
- Young Adult fiction
- Middle-Grade fiction
- Children’s and Young Adult graphic novels
Emilia Rhodes is Editorial Director of HarperCollins Children’s Books where she edits and oversees young adult and middle grade novels and graphic novels across all genres. She has previously been an editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, Alloy Entertainment, and Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster US.
Her list over the years has included New York Times bestsellers Hooky by Míriam Bonastre Tur, These Hollow Vows by Lexi Ryan, The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee, and The Vampire Diaries by LJ Smith. She has published National Book Award finalists Traci Chee and Carrie Arcos, as well as Adi Alsaid, Rena Barron, Sarah Everett, Kass Morgan, Christopher Pike, Megan Shepherd, Danie Stirling, Amy Tintera, and Danielle Vega. Highlights of her list also include the US publications of Australian authors Lynette Noni and Emily Gale.
Which books do you wish you had published?
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky; Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell; El Deafo by Cece Bell.
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