A very warm welcome to Lori Steel, the talented and most recent addition to Raven Quill Literary Agency! Before taking on the role of agent, Lori wore many hats relating to children’s literature. She worked as an educator/school librarian for over 20 years and as a freelance editor for the past 10 years. All this adds up to Lori having a keen ability to spot just what is needed to make a manuscript sparkle.
I’m absolutely thrilled to have Victoria Wells Arms as a guest today! For those of you who don’t know, Victoria has lived a life steeped in children’s literature like no one else. Raised on books by her mother—author and illustrator Rosemary Wells—Victoria worked for 20 years as an editor, first at Dial Books for Young Readers, then at Putnam, and finally at Bloomsbury Children’s Books USA, where she was the founding editorial director.