Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Aubrey Poole – SM19

AUBREY POOLE is an editor at Hachette’s JIMMY Patterson Books imprint, acquiring children’s and young adult projects.  She is the editor for James Patterson’s bestselling Max EinsteinPottymouth & Stoopid, and Crazy House series, as well as IndieNext pick and Seventeen Best YA Book of 2018 Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely and forthcoming Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy. Prior to joining JIMMY, she worked with a number of award-winning and top-selling authors at Sourcebooks, Inc. such as Texas Bluebonnet nominee Nancy J. Cavanaugh; Emma Shevah, author of Dream On, Amber which received four starred reviews and is a Booklist Top 10, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book and an NYPL Top 100 of 2015; USA Today bestseller and RITA winner Juliana Stone; and award-winner Jen Calonita. She’s looking to acquire commercial picture book, middle grade, and YA projects. Books with authentic, diverse voices, strong commercial hooks and taut pacing. Books that fulfill the JIMMY imprint’s mission statement: We want every kid who reads a JIMMY title to say: “Please give me another book!” 



Intensive Sessions

Novel Intensive: Getting Outside Your Comfort Zone: A Workshop on Character Development Using the Hero’s Journey

Pro Track: Creating Successful Series


Breakout Sessions

Swipe Right: How to get an Editor to keep turning the pages with a killer first line

To Do or Not To Do a Small Press