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Since interning at BookEnds as an undergrad in the summer of 2015, James McGowan has (basically) never left. He’s just continuously leveled up inside of BookEnds. Now he is the Literary Assistant and Social Media Manager for the team.

James is a Staten Island native, and just recently graduated with his Master’s Degree in English from the College of Staten Island. He’s been a reader since his mom gave him the first A Series of Unfortunate Events book, and ordered the sequels regularly through Scholastic book orders. When he’s not reading/working, James can usually be found watching an unhealthy amount of sitcoms.

Here is what James had to say when asked what she is looking for in picture books today:

“I am primarily drawn to clever, witty, funny and punny picture books in fiction. I would also love to see inventive non-fiction picture books about little known events, topics, or people (though I am not looking for biographies at this moment).”

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