Perhaps the best way to get to know Kendra Levin, Senior Editor at Viking Children's Books, is to go right to her impressive web site. A longtime publishing professional who has worked with numerous authors in various stages of the writing process, Kendra decided to become even more involved in the struggles of the writer by becoming a certified life coach. Her subsequent business, Kendra Coaching, grew out of her expertise and dedication to strategies for successful writing and revision. For an interview on her perspective as a writing coach, click here. An author in her own right, Kendra has written plays that have been produced and performed Off Broadway, as well as contributing to a nonfiction anthology and screenwriting.
In a great interview with the SCBWI's Rocky Mountain Chapter, Michaele Charles gets into what makes this incisive and detail-oriented editor and writing coach tick. (Note: You have to click once more to get the interview in full, as a PDF.) There is also a nutshell profile here.
Kendra will add her extensive knowledge and advice when she comes to this year's annual conference, and we look forward to learning from her in April!