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Nina_Hess+

I've been senior editor overseeing Wizards of the Coast’s imprint of books for young readers since 2003. Before joining Wizards, I edited picture books, novels, and early readers at McGraw-Hill and Harcourt. I'm the author of more than a dozen early readers for the educational market, Whose Feet? (Random House), and A Practical Guide to Monsters...

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See a Wizard's Workshop in D.C.!

I’m super excited to be heading to American Library Association Conference this Thursday! Okay, yeah I’m mostly I’m looking forward to fleeing Seattle’s ever-present rain and gloom for a place with sun and HEAT! I swear it’s been so long since we’ve seen the sun here, I’ve turned vampiric. And I’ll get to do some touristing in Washington D.C. I’m definitely planning to make time to see the newly renovated Smithsonian Museum of American History. Julia Child’s kitchen? The original Kermit? I can’t wait.



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Be Specific . . . But Not Too Specific

For the last few months, I’ve been trying—and failing—to finish a certain Swedish thriller that has been camped out on the bestseller list for months. Am I the only person on the planet who can’t get through this book? 

 



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Do Editors Dream of E(lectric) Books?

Like most affairs, I swear I never meant for it to happen. I’ve always been devoted to my books. And by books, I mean signatures of thick creamy white paper, folded together, glued between two hard binder boards, and wrapped in a beautifully designed jacket. I love books so much, in college, I signed up for a class at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts and after one session, I went on a crazed shopping spree and bought bobbins of waxed linen thread, fancy papers, bone folders, and my very own awl.



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