Editor's Profile

Jodi Keller

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Jodi Keller was a Senior Editor at Random House Children’s Books, where she worked on young adult and middle-grade fiction, non-fiction, and fantasy for Delacorte Press. Jodi’s favorites are the stories and characters that stay with her long after she’s reached the last page, and she’s been fortunate to work with National Bestselling authors Peter Benchley and Julie Schumacher and assist on novels by acclaimed writers Philip Pullman, Jerry Spinelli, and Christopher Paul Curtis. She has also worked on award-winning debut novels such as Cures for Heartbreak, a Booklist Editor's Choice by Margo Rabb, and What They Always Tell Us, an Indie Next List Selection by Martin Wilson.

In fantasy, Jodi edited Amelia Atwater-Rhodes’s popular series, the Den of Shadows, The Kiesha’ra, and The Maeve’ra, whose books won such awards as the School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, an International Reading Association Young Adults’ Choice, a Voice of Youth Advocates Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Selection, and New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age.

With over twenty years experience in children’s book publishing, Jodi is dedicated to helping new and established authors alike improve their craft. When she’s not editing manuscripts, she’s busy sharing her love of reading with her eight-year-old twins. They remind her each day how the best books have the power to keep us up way past our bedtime, discovering new worlds or taking comfort in the familiar. They make us want to share passages out loud, ask questions, and laugh so hard we need to be reminded lights out was twenty minutes ago.

Jodi's select booklist can be found below.

Fiction