Shelf Awareness is very happy to announce that Siân Gaetano is joining the company next month as children's/YA editor. She replaces Karin Snelson, who in March left for other bookish pursuits and will continue to freelance for us. We'd also like to thank Emilie Coulter for serving as our interim editor during the transition.
Siân is assistant editor at the Horn Book Guide, where she started as editorial assistant in 2014. During her time there, she started and has managed the Horn Book podcast, which she calls a passion project, one that has included interviews with authors Melissa de la Cruz and Alexandra Bracken, illustrators Jon Klassen and Christian Robinson, and industry folk like Julie Danielson, Vicky Smith and Betsy Bird.
She earned a B.A. at Clark University in Chinese history and language and lived for a time in Beijing. She also has a master's in children's literature from Simmons College and has been a reader for Arthur A. Levine at Scholastic.
"I'm super excited to start working with Shelf Awareness and so pleased to get to take part in all the book and indie love," she said. We're super excited she's joining us.