Alyssa Miele is currently an Associate Editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books, where she began her career as an intern while still in college. She acquires middle grade and teen fiction, with a strong preference in contemporary realistic, but could be pulled into other genres if the voice is there. She loves fiction chock-full of strong, flawed, and loveable characters whose stories stay with her long after she’s earmarked, underlined, and reread the heck out of them. From commercial to literary, queer to straight, and everything in between, Alyssa loves books that inspire, haunt, and captivate. She graduated with a degree in English from Hunter College.