Tucson Festival of Books

Finding an Agent and Working with an Editor


Getting published involves navigating the often unknown process of finding an agent and, once the book is accepted, figuring out how to work with an editor. Haley Alcaraz is a debut author who shares her tips from recently navigating this process, while Veera Hiranandani shares both as an author working with agents and editors and as a former editor of children's books.


Panelists
Hailey Alcaraz

Hailey began her writing career in the sixth grade as a kid reporter for Time for Kids magazine and has been addicted to storytelling ever since. Born in California and raised in Arizona, she's a Southwest girl through and through who loves stories about fellow multicultural girls finding their way in the world....

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Veera Hiranandani

Veera Hiranandani, author of the Newbery Honor–winning "The Night Diary," earned her Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College. She is the author of "The Whole Story of Half a Girl," a Sydney Taylor Notable Book and a South Asia Book Award finalist and "How to Find What You're Not Looking For," winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award and the New York Historical Society Children's History Book Prize....

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Books:
Up in Flames
Hailey Alcaraz
Children
Penguin
October 2023
ISBN 9780593525548
384 pages
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Amil and the After
Veera Hiranandani
Children
Penguin Young Readers Group
January 2024
ISBN 9780525555063
272 pages
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The Night Diary
Veera Hiranandani
Children
Penguin
April 2019
ISBN 9780735228528
288 pages
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