I am glad you are here. It likely means you are a writer and a reader - my favorite kind of person (bonus points if you are an animal person as well). It also means you might be in search of some help. My name is Erica (Zappy) Wainer. I have been a children's book editor for nearly 19 years; prior to that, I was a children's bookseller at an independent bookstore. I dabble in writing myself, but I've had strong editorial tendencies since I was a tenth grader and it's where my passion lies. I want to hear from you and help you get your writing projects on the right, and best, track for your goals.