- BA in English, California State University, San Bernardino
- MA in English Composition, California State University, San Bernardino
Isabel Quintero’s first novel, Gabi, A Girl in Pieces (Cinco Puntos Press), is the recipient of the 2015 William C. Morris Award for Debut YA Novel, the 2015 Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award, the California Book Award Gold Medal for Young Adult, 2015 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, Grades 7-12, and the 2015 Peggy Miller Award for Young Adult Literature. It has been included in the Amelia Bloomer Project List of Recommended Feminist Reading for ages 0-18, School Library Journal’s Best Books of 2014, 2015 Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, Booklist’s Best Books of 2014, Kirkus’ Best Teen Books of 2014, and the 2015 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults lists, among others.
Her forthcoming chapter books, the first two in the Ugly Cat and Pablo series for young readers, will be released in Spring 2017 from Scholastic, Inc. Her first graphic novel, a biography about photographer Graciela Iturbide, will be released by Getty Publications in Fall 2017. She also writes poetry and her work can be found in The Great American Literary Magazine, Huizache, As/Us Journal, The Acentos Review, The Pacific Review, and others.
Isabel Quintero, the daughter of Mexican immigrants, was born, raised, and resides in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Isabel also sits on the board for a non-profit literary arts organization, PoetrIE.
Editing, Graphic Communication, Book Design
Kristen Radtke is a writer, editor and designer based in Brooklyn. She is the managing editor of Sarabande Books, and the film and video editor of TriQuarterly magazine.
Her graphic memoir Imagine Wanting Only This is forthcoming from Pantheon Books. Her work has appeared in Oxford American, The Daily Beast, Tin House, Buzzfeed, Electric Literature, Huffington Post, and many other places.
Publishers Weekly named her a “future leader of the American publishing industry” in its 2015 Star Watch, and Buzzfeed Books named her design one of the most beautiful book covers of 2015. She has an MFA from the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program.
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Jess Regel is a literary agent at Foundry Literary and Media. She represents all genres of young adult and middle grade books, as well as a select list of adult general fiction, women’s fiction, and adult nonfiction. She works closely with her authors to develop their ideas for submission and collaborates with them throughout the stages of publication. She is passionate about discovering projects that are compulsive, contagious, and creative. She’s particularly interested in books that are “conversation staters” and novels that bridge the literary-commercial divide, combining a high-concept plot with beautiful writing.
Originally from Iowa, she has a BA from Hunter College. She was working at her local library when she was offered a job at the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency representing subsidiary rights and building her list of authors, including: Lesley Livingston’s Wondrous Strange (HarperTeen), Emily Danforth’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Balzer and Bray), J.C. Carleson’s The Tyrant’s Daughter (Knopf), Jillian Cantor’s Margot (Riverbed), Pablo Cartaya’s The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora (Viking Children’s), Linda Liukas’ Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding (Feiwel and Friends), Nora Mclnerny’s It’s Okay to Laugh (Dey Street), Bryn Greenwood’s All the Ugly and Wonderful Things (Thomas Dunne/SMP) and Mark Andrew Ferguson’s The Lost Boys Symphony (Little, Brown).
- BFA, Cornell University
Peter Rostovsky is a Russian-born artist who works in a variety of disciplines that include painting, sculpture and installation. Known for his atmospheric paintings that explore the sublime in the everyday, he is equally committed to conceptual and collaborative work. Rostovsky’s many diverse projects attempt to bridge the gap between painting and conceptual art while remaining attentive to painting’s material and discursive history and especially to its encounter with new technologies. His work has been shown widely both in the United States and abroad and has been exhibited at such venues as The Walker Art Center, MCA San Diego, The New Orleans Museum of Art, PS1/MOMA, Artpace, The Santa Monica Museum of Art, the ICA in Philadelphia, the Blanton Museum of Art, S.M.A.K. Museum, and a host of private galleries. In addition to his studio practice and writing, he also teaches in a number of art schools that have included MICA, UArts, The Cooper Union, NYU, Lesley University and Parsons New School.