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Cynthia Leitich Smith to Lead HarperCollins Imprint

HarperCollins Children’s Books recently announced the launch of Heartdrum, a new Native-focused imprint led by award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith (Muscogee Creek), and Rosemary Brosnan, Vice President, Editorial Director, HarperCollins Children’s Books.

Heartdrum’s first list of books will launch in Winter 2021 and offer a wide range of innovative, unexpected, and heartfelt stories by Native creators, with an emphasis on the present and future of Indian Country. For more information, see the full press release.

Cynthia Leitich Smith is a long-time member of  Austin SCBWI and was named to SCBWI’s Board of Advisors earlier this year.