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2018 Conference Faculty: Mallory Kass

Meet the faculty of the 2018 Austin SCBWI Writers & Illustrators Working Conference. We’ve asked all our faculty members to answer 4 quick questions so we can get to know them better.

Mallory Kass, Senior Editor, Scholastic

Mallory Kass is a Senior Editor at Scholastic Press. She is part of the editorial team responsible for The New York Times bestselling series, The 39 Clues. Other titles include the New York Times bestseller, A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd, The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury, Bears of the Ice by Kathryn Lasky, Skeleton Tree by Kim Ventrella, and the forthcoming Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly.

Mallory Kass
Mallory Kass

What attracted you to children’s books?

I love how the books we read as children shape the way we see the world! It’s a privilege to share stories with young readers that will linger with them throughout their lives.

What’s the best part of your job?

Working with tremendously talented authors and my lovely, creative colleagues

What’s the most challenging part of your job?

Keeping on top of all my reading

What’s the best piece of advice you were given that helped drive your career?

It’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission

Come see Mallory at the 2018 Austin SCBWI conference, April 28-29, 2018