Erica Finkel hails from Maryland and studied English Literature at Tufts University in Boston. After graduation, she taught English in a teeny town in France, then returned to Boston to earn an MA in Publishing and Writing from Emerson College while interning at Harvard Education Press and Shambhala Publications. She moved to New York to take a job at Abrams Books in 2010 and has been there ever since.
She now works on a variety of children’s books from picture books to young adult novels. Some of her favorites include In My Heart (a USA Today bestseller) by Jo Witek, Fraidyzoo (an ALA Notable Book) by Thyra Heder, Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions by Sheila Grau, and My Basmati Bat Mitzvah by Paula Freedman. She’s especially looking forward to the publication of her acquisitions Camp Rolling Hills by Stacy Davidowitz and The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch. She loves character- and relationship-driven stories, with a vivid atmosphere and a strong sense of place.
Meet With Erica
Meet face-to-face, from home. Choose Skype, Google Hangouts, or phone, and speak for the appointed time about your query, first page, and/or first ten pages (for longer meetings). Does not include written notes, but is a chance to have an honest discussion about your work, and to ask follow-up questions. International meetings welcomed.