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Jody Mosley



Position: Vice President, Associate Editor

Website: Abrams Children’s and Abrams ComicArts

Location: New York, USA

Main areas of interest:

  • Picture books
  • Middle grade and Young Adult fiction
  • Graphic novels
  • Novelty books

Jody Mosley is Vice President and Associate Publisher of Abrams Children’s Books and ComicArts. Prior to this position, she was the director of special markets. Before joining Abrams, Jody held sales positions at Hachette, Macmillan, and Random House.

Jody oversees Design and Managing Editorial. She works closely on the Appleseed (0-5) imprint and with the licensing team. Jody acquires and edits a few books a year, covering everything from a picture book series about magical animals, to a graphic novel duology where a band of grifters steal from vampires.

Because Jody knows that children are far more clever than adults, she believes that children’s literature should be taken seriously – especially when discussing the onomatopoeia of a fart joke.

Which books do you wish you had published?
Hug Time by Patrick McDonnell – a picture book with a message, a global view and is sweet without being too saccharine; I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen – Klassen’s art is sophisticated and subversive with the dark humour that kids and their adults love; What Does Baby Want by Tupera Tupera – a ground-breaking book for the US market, which can be very conservative. A fun book that is die-cut in a circle. What a delight!

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