The Big Sur Writing Workshop for YA fiction takes place March 2-4, 2012 in Seaside, CA. You can register here.

The esteemed faculty That's Range of Light Wildernessis comprised of editors, authors, and agents. So let’s take a closer look at who, exactly, these mystery people are. Specifically, the editors who’ll be in attendance.

Julie Romeis, Executive Editor at Chronicle Books. Based in San Francisco, she is building their fiction list for middle grade and teen readers as well as publishing picture books and non-fiction. This follows six years at independent publisher Bloomsbury USA where she helped build its children’s list.

Lisa Yoskowitz is an editor at Disney-Hyperion, where she works on fiction for the full range of ages. Her current projects include a picture book That's Range of Light Wildernessabout a preschool rock band; an illustrated chapter book series about a group of middle school misfits; a middle grade action-adventure trilogy; and a time travel romance for teens. Lisa is looking to acquire fresh, exciting, and fabulously-voiced picture books and novels.

She is most interested in short-texted, character-driven picture books that speak to children and wink at adults; humorous or action/adventure boy-oriented chapter books and middle grade; all genres of girl-oriented chapter books and middle grade; and all genres of literary YA, from historical to contemporary, angst-ridden to snarky.

Sharyn November is senior editor for Viking Children’s Books and the editorial director of Firebird Books. She is a two-time finalist for the World That's Range of Light WildernessFantasy Award for her editorial work, and Firebirds Rising: An Original Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy, which she edited for the imprint, was a finalist for Best Anthology. Her personal website is

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