Featured Editors

The 2024 A&E Conference will include editors from a notable list of reputable publishing houses. 

Our featured editors include:

Serena Jones joined Holt in 2010 after working at HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, and NAL. Her list is mostly narrative nonfiction, with special interests in current events, politics, biography, social justice, science, true crime, and adventure, though she makes the occasional foray into fiction. Some favorite titles include Pelosi by Molly Ball, Black Wave by Kim Ghattas, Test Gods by Nicholas Schmidle, and The Book of V. by Anna Solomon, a Good Morning America Book Club Pick. Serena has worked with, among others, Stacey Abrams, Jimmy Carter, Lenny Kravitz, Skip Hollandsworth, Minka Kelly, Tim Weiner, Gretchen Morgenson, Bill O’Reilly, John Pomfret, Diane Guerrero, Nathan Wolfe, Michael Grunwald, Taylor Branch, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Walter Isaacson, and Bob Woodward.

Serena is actively seeking:

Adult Fiction: Women’s, Mystery/Thriller/Suspense

Adult Nonfiction: Narrative, Current Events, History, Biography, Memoir

Alicia Kroell is an Editor at Catapult, where they acquire literary ficiton, narrative nonfiction, and hybrid memoir. Writers they work with include Jokha Alharthi, Chloe Aridjis, Manuel Betancourt, Marisa (Mac) Crane, Davey Davis, Marissa Higgins, Ruth Madievsky, Jennifer Neal, Amanda Peters, and Mina Seçkin. Originally from Oregon, Alicia got their start in publishing at Tin House, National Book Foundation, and Literary Hub.

Alicia is actively seeking:

Adult Fiction: Literary

Adult Nonfiction: Narrative, Memoir, Essays