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.
In addition to reading YA and children's books, Clelia also
likes to blog about them! You can read her musings and ruminations
on rereading the books of her 90's youth at www.tweenat28.com.
Clelia acquires picture, middle grade, and young adult books.
In young adult, she is currently seeking strong voice-driven
novels. She enjoys contemporary, realistic novels, as well as
books with fantastical elements ("light" fantasies).
She is extremely interested in young adult memoirs featuring
unique stories about extraordinary youths.
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
Clelia has a special spot in her heart for picture books. She
especially loves ones that are funny or quirky, ones that feature
minority and multi-cultural characters, and ones parents won't
mind reading over and over again to their children. She is really
looking for modern, contemporary picture books.
** With apologies, Clelia is no longer accepting New Adult
book queries ***