Editor's Profile

Julie Scheina

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Julie Scheina is a former senior editor at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers with over a decade of experience editing more than 150 titles across a variety of genres, from picture books and poetry collections to middle grade and young adult novels. She loves collaborating with authors and illustrators, and not only does she bring her depth of experience to every project, but she ensures that an author or illustrator’s vision is shining through from start to finish.

Books that Julie has edited have spent more than 125 combined weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and include the #1 New York Times bestselling Beautiful Creatures novels by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl; Iron Hearted Violet by Newbery Medal winner Kelly Barnhill; the Imaginary Veterinary series by Suzanne Selfors, illustrated by Caldecott Medal winner Dan Santat; New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book Red Knit Cap Girl by Naoko Stoop; as well as titles by Jennifer Brown, Jackson Pearce, April Lindner, and Jennifer Rush.

Julie loves meeting characters whose voices leap off the page, books in which the setting becomes a character in itself, and stories that take a standard genre or trope and turn it into something completely unexpected. Her interests include realistic fiction, historical fiction, mystery, adventure, sci-fi, and fantasy.

Authors who have worked with Julie have called her “my most valued editorial partner” (Margaret Stohl), “a fantastic resource of editorial wisdom for a first-time novelist” (Kaia Moritz), and “everything I could have hoped for in an editor…her gentle guidance has made me actually love the revision process, something I have never experienced before” (Cheryl Renee Herbsman).

Julie’s select booklist can be found below.

Fiction