Alumna with her own book publishing imprint

Christy Ottaviano, who received two master’s degree from Boston College’s Lynch School of Education, is a children’s book editor and publisher with her own imprint at Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, where she oversees the entire operation from identifying talent to editing to marketing. Ottaviano has edited several noteworthy books, including the picture book The Scrambled States of America by Laurie Keller, which went on to become one of Henry Holt Books for Young Readers’ bestselling backlist titles, and When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly Willis Holt, which won the 1999 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and was made into a movie. Ottaviano was recently featured by her hometown newspaper, The Fairfield Citizen.

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