Tiffany Liao

Tiffany Liao

Editor | Henry Holt Books for Young Readers

Tiffany Liao is an editor at Henry Holt Books for Young Readers. She’s had the pleasure of editing authors such as Tomi Adeyemi, K.D. Halbrook, Kristin Tubb, Jay Asher, Lesley Livingston, Simon Van Booy, and Henry Lien, among others. She acquires young adult and middle grade fiction of all stripes, as well as selective nonfiction. A Bay Area native, Tiffany now resides in Brooklyn, where she continues to pine for a good avocado. She (mostly) tweets about bookish things at @tiff_liao.

You’ve Got the First Word and the Last Word: How to Make the Beginning and the End of Your Book Count

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There is power in an opening line (or an opening scene). It is the parting of a curtain, that first glimpse of the world that lies within a book. It can inform, deceive, entice, and so much more. But we shouldn’t dismiss the ending, either. That’s the drop of the curtain, and it doesn’t necessarily […]