Amber Caravéo is Editorial Director at Orion Children’s Books. She joined Orion Children's Books in 2010 from Random House.Before that she was at Working Partners, and many years ago she used to create children's titles for a magazine company – heady days when she interviewed stars such as Gordon the Gopher! She has an MA in Children's Literature and has been privileged to work with a host of wonderful and award-winning authors. Amber lives near Maidenhead with her husband and too many cats!
1When Addy suggested I write this blog she asked me to list three things I want in a submission for Christmas – and then she jokingly suggested a diamond-filled envelope! At first I thought she must have sneaked a peek at my childhood letters to Santa, then I realized she’d just read my mind. Because a diamond-filled envelope is exactly what I want for Christmas – an envelope full of sparkling, unique stories with depth and clarity and a cutting edge!
2 I’m sure that’s probably three wishes in one, but if I’m allowed another two then . . . YA is my passion so it would be wonderful to receive an exciting, innovative YA debut.
3 And for my third wish . . . Can I have a fantastic new adventure for 9-12s please? A marvellous, magical middle-grade novel, reminiscent of The Dark is Rising or Tom’s Midnight Garden, would be a real treat (I’m not asking for much then!). And, Santa, if you’re reading, then maybe just one teeny-tiny, glittery little diamond!!!
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