Celia is an editor at Scholastic where she acquires for the Cartwheel, Orchard, and Little Shepherd imprints, which includes anything from board and novelty books to picture books and early illustrated chapter books. She studied English Literature and Art History at Virginia Tech and earned a MS in Publishing from NYU. She previously worked for Scholastic’s Book Clubs division, where she scrutinized every Honeybee and Firefly catalog to make sure every book looked great. As a child, Celia was obsessed with all things Eric Carle and Lois Ehlert, then all things Beverly Cleary, then all things manga, manga, manga. She’s happy to say that those obsessions now fuel the types of books she works on now, including recent and soon-to-be released titles such as Good Night, Sweetie by Mills-Tannenbaum Award for Children’s Literacy winner Joyce Wan, the Press Start! Branches series by Children’s Book Award winner Thomas Flintham, the Littlest series by New York Times bestseller Brandi Dougherty, and Jack B. Ninja by Tim McCanna and Geisel Honor recipient Stephen Savage. She also assisted on Peter H. Reynold’s Happy Dreamer, Society of Illustrators Original Art Show selection Monster’s New Undies by Sam Berger and Tad Carpenter, and the first two books in New York Times bestselling creators Eric Litwin and Tom Lichtenheld’s Groovy Joe picture book series.
A lifelong learner and traveler (i.e.: military brat), Celia enjoys expanding her worldview on anything and everything—most recently she’s taken classes on tree identification, meeting strangers, and memorization techniques! She can’t wait to learn about something else to learn about.