Get to Know an Editor in Attendance: Mari Kesselring of Flux and Jolly Fish Press

Screen Shot 2017-12-07 at 10.23.14 PM.pngMari Kesselring is an editor with Flux and Jolly Fish Press.

Mari has nearly a decade of experience working on fiction and nonfiction books for children and young adults. She holds a BA in English and creative writing from Hamline University. Some fiction books she’s edited have earned the following honors: YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Junior Library Guild Selection, and ALA Rainbow List. Mari is also the author of several books, including the middle-grade series, Bridget Gadget.

Mari is seeking: young adult fiction and middle grade fiction only. In young adult, she’s looking for thrillers, contemporary, sci-fi, fantasy, and historical fiction. In middle grade, she’s seeking fantasy, contemporary, action/adventure, humor, mystery, sci-fi, and historical fiction. She’s especially interested in strong narrative voices, fast-paced storytelling, #ownvoices stories, engaging characters, and strong female protagonists.


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