Come Listen to Great Tips on How To Make Your Back Matter Matter

Claire Dorsett, Roaring Brook Press

Nonfiction Back Matter: Why it Matters & What to Include

Claire Dorsett shares her editorial insights on Back Matter, Why it Matters & What to Include.

Register and enjoy listening now. She shares great tips on what editors are looking for and how your back matter can actually improve your project. Claire will share examples from projects she has acquired and you will learn what to include in your own projects.


Claire Dorsett, Assistant Editor, Roaring Brook Press

Claire's love of literature led her to pursue a BA in English from Cornell University, where she was involved with campus publications The Daily Sun and Rainy Day literary magazine. She then completed the six-week intensive Columbia Publishing Course before finding a home at Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, assisting Vice President and Publisher Simon Boughton. She has worked on a range of projects during her time at Roaring Brook, including Lane Smith's middle-grade debut Return to Augie Hobble, Steve Sheinkin's National Book Award finalist Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War, and picture books The Skunk and Ned the Knitting Pirate. Among other projects, she is currently working on a series of books for emerging readers in partnership with the Scripps National Spelling Bee, as well as a picture book about fishing by Tommy Greenwald and David McPhail.

Jodell Sadler, Founder, KidLitCollege; Editorial Agent, JCLA

Jodell Sadler is the founder of KidLit College, and currently works as an editorial agent wih Jill Corcoran Literary Agency, JCLA. She has served as an art director, marketing consultant, senior designer before earning her MFA at Hamline University, where she focused on sharing her critical thesis project, PACING PICTURE BOOKS & BEYOND. She’s since worked as a professor, secondary Freshman & Senior English AP/Dual Credit teacher, and founded KidLit College, a webinar, classes & critique community for writers and illustrators. Jodell teaches online and presents at conferences and events on pacing, and writes and presents with Writer’s Digest University. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) and passionate about helping writers and illustrators advance their careers.

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