Jamie Schmitt

Senior Editorial and Marketing Intern

Jamie Schmitt is a comic book nerd who loves young adult literature. Currently, she is a senior at Middle Tennessee State University majoring in English and minoring in writing. One day, she hopes to publish young adult books, both her own and others, while getting her plays produced.

Three Things Jamie Loves:

  1. Captain America.
  2. Own-voices novels!
  3. Jeff Zentner novels.

Three Words that Describe Jamie:

  1. Passionate
  2. Creative
  3. Jaunty

Top three favorite Children’s/YA books:

  1. Fire by Kristin Cashore
  2. Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner
  3. Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne


Caitlin Stout

Social Media & Marketing and Editorial Intern

Caitlin Stout is a senior at DePaul University in Chicago studying English with a concentration in Creative Writing while simultaneously pursuing a combined Master’s Degree in Writing and Publishing. She is the undergraduate co-Editor-in-Chief of DePaul’s renowned literary magazine, Crook & Folly: edition 39. When she’s not lost in a good book or television show, you’ll find her wandering around in conservatories and parks. She believes in the power of rereading and rediscovering one’s favorite children’s literature as an adult.

Three Things Caitlin Loves:

  1. Finding magic in everyday life!
  2. Ensuring broad and diverse representation in the publishing industry
  3. Traveling

Three Words that Describe Her:

  1. Imaginative
  2. Adventurous
  3. Inquisitive

Caitlin’s top three favorite children’s or YA books:

  1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  2. Howl’s Moving Castle by Dianna Wynne Jones
  3. Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


Vickie Guzman

Editorial & Marketing Intern

Vickie Guzman is a student at California State University, Long Beach majoring in English with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition, and a minor in Linguistics. When on campus, you can find her at the library or walking aimlessly throughout campus with her camera strapped around her neck. She has always had a knack for photography and enjoys taking pictures of everything around her. Vickie also enjoys late nights reading a good book. She tends to get lost in a book until she has read the very last page.

Three Things Vickie Loves:

  1. Family
  2. Education
  3. Making a difference in this world — no matter how small.

Three Words that Describe Her:

  1. Meticulous
  2. Dedicated
  3. Empathetic

Vickie’s Top Three Favorite Children’s or YA books:

  1. Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
  2. All of Judy Blume’s books
  3. Holes by Louis Sachar

Amelia Modes

Social Media and Marketing Intern

Amelia Modes is a sophomore at DePaul University double majoring in English and Media and Cinema Studies with a minor in Writing for TV and Film. On campus, she serves as the vice president of Residence Hall Council, the service co-chair on Honors Student Government, and works at the writing center as a peer writing tutor. When she does have free time, she loves exploring the different neighborhoods of Chicago, going to shows, and reading, preferably with a coffee in hand.

Three Things Amelia Loves:

  1. Education
  2. Social Justice and Inclusion
  3. Recycling

Three Words That Describe Her:

  1. Hard-working
  2. Passionate
  3. Feisty

Amelia’s Top Three Children’s or YA Books:

  1. Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park
  2. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  3. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz