when Clelia first read Charlotte's Web in the first grade that
she got hooked by the magic of books. Her love of children's books carried
through adulthood and she is delighted to dedicate her life to bringing
quality books and stories to young (and whimsical adult!) readers.
Clelia is originally from New Jersey. She currently divides her time
between Seattle and New York. She has a bachelor's degree in English
from Boston College. She received her J.D. from American University,
Washington College of Law and practiced law as a corporate litigator
in New York City.
In 2011, she decided to dedicate her career to books and reentered graduate
school at Emerson College. In 2013, she received her master's degree
in Publishing and Writing. While she was studying publishing and taking
creative writing courses at Emerson, Clelia worked as a managing editorial
intern in the children's book division at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Clelia also honed her editorial skills as an editorial intern at Oxford
University Press. She also taught academic writing and research courses
to freshman students at Emerson College.
Clelia acquires middle grade and young adult books. In young adult,
she is currently seeking strong voice-driven novels. Right now she is
particularly looking for contemporary, realistic novels, as well as
books with fantastical elements ("light" fantasies). She is
very interested in young adult memoirs featuring unique stories about
In middle grade, Clelia's interests run very wide, but a strong, unique
and contemporary voice is always important. Humorous middle grade is
her favorite. She is currently on the hunt for middle grade books that
have interplay between the illustrations and text.
** With apologies, Clelia is no longer accepting unsolicited
picture book or New Adult fiction queries ***