Alexandra Penfold, agent with Upstart Crow Literary and a former editor, will be speaking at SCBWI Western Washington's 23rd Annual Writing and Illustrating for Children conference, which will be held April 12-13, 2014, at the Marriott Redmond Town Center. (Get registration info.) She'll also be leading one of four master classes at pre-conference events on Saturday.
Alexandra has been working in publishing for nearly a decade. Formerly an editor at Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, she specializes in young picture books, middle-grade fiction, and young adult. Some of the last books she edited were Cat’s Night Out, Warning: Do Not Open This Book!, and a local favorite, Elizabeth Rose Stanton's Henny.
Prior to becoming an editor, Alexandra was a children's book publicist. She’s also the co-author of New York a la Cart: Recipes and Stories from the Big Apple's Best Food Trucks, and she's looking to take on select lifestyle and cooking projects in addition to children’s books. Read about her cookbook and interest in food or about her taste in books.