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Eileen Robinson is a children's book editor, editorial consultant and creator of F1rst Pages. Eileen began the publishing house, Move Books, in 2011 to get more boys reading. For almost 10 years, she has acquired, developed, and edited children's books for both Scholastic as Executive Editor, and Harcourt publishers, as Editorial Manager. She has also worked on projects for National Geographic, Santillana USA, Marshall Cavendish, Weekly Reader, and others. Having published many new authors, Eileen believes in helping newcomers get their feet in the door, as well as working with experienced fiction or nonfiction authors.

Harold Underdown
is a freelance editorial consultant. He has worked at Macmillan, Orchard, and Charlesbridge, and has experience in trade and educational publishing. Harold enjoys teaching, and in that role wrote The Complete Idiot's Guide to Children's Book Publishing, now in its third edition. He founded and runs The Purple Crayon, a respected web site with information about the children's publishing world. He speaks and gives workshops at conferences, including the SCBWI's national conferences in LA and NY, and smaller conferences all over the country. He is also a contributing editor to Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market.

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