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Kerry FinnamoreKerry Finnamore

KERRY FINNAMORE

Editorial Manager, Illustrative & Art Services for Sourcebooks Kids and Sourcebooks Fire

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WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR...

Our children’s book imprints include board books, picture books, middle grade and YA. I’m open to seeing portfolios for all of those categories. We love diverse illustrators, and unique styles to match with our stories.

HOW I GOT INTO CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATION...

I come from a family of artists, but never developed my own artistic talent, because I was too busy reading to stop and draw. I always wanted to work with books, and when my first job out of college was to hire children’s book illustrators, it seemed the perfect nod to both my creative roots and love of reading.

ILLUSTRATORS I'VE WORKED WITH RECENTLY...

Suzie Mason, Morgan Huff, Vicki Gausden, Stila Lim, Skylar White, Sanja Rescek, Ela Smietanka, Chloe Burgett, Lindsay Dale-Scott, Anna and Daniel Clark, and Joel and Ashley Selby.

FAVORITE BOOKS I DIDN'T PUBLISH...

I read all of the teen murder mysteries. The Truly Devious series by Maureen Johnson, and the Charlotte Holmes series by Brittany Cavallaro were two of my favorites.

I LOVE MY JOB BECAUSE...

There is nothing better than a child that loves their favorite picture book so much they can “read” it to you at bedtime.

WHEN I'M NOT READING, I'LL BE...

Watching YouTube videos with my son about snacks at Walt Disney World, watching him and his older sister play ice hockey and lacrosse (sometimes while listening to an audiobook), and planning trips to Hilton Head Island, SC.

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