Mekisha Telfer

Mekisha Telfer

Associate Editor | Roaring Brook Press

Mekisha Telfer is an associate editor at Roaring Brook Press (Macmillian), where she is building a list of picture books, middle-grade, and young adult novels. She got her start in publishing in 2014 as an editorial assistant with Simon and Schuster BFYR/Salaam reads, and has also worked briefly at Glasstown Entertainment. Some titles she’s had the privilege of working on include the New York Times bestselling series To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han, Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi, The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi, and Stuart Gibb’s Moon Base Alpha series. Mekisha is committed to supporting unrepresented voices and is always on the hunt for character-driven stories with a mix of humor and heart.

Writing for Tomorrow: How to Stay Relevant When Everything Moves So Fast

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Right now, information cycles faster than ever. There’s no way to predict what’ll be news tomorrow, or even in a few hours. This puts writers in a tricky position. How do you write for the times when they’re bound to change rapidly? Some books read like they were torn straight from today’s headlines, even though […]