Sara Sargent is an Associate Editor at Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books. She acquires picture books, middle grade, and young adult. She started her publishing career as an intern at Miramax Books at the age of 17 before eventually interning at Disney/Hyperion Books for Children, getting her Master of Science in journalism from Northwestern, and joining the editorial team at Harper. She is also Chair of the Young to Publishing Group. Sara has a soft spot for sweeping romance and kissing in YA but also loves high-octane middle-grade books. You can sometimes find her eating takeout and reading on the couch. You can always find her on Twitter and Instagram at Sara_Sargent. Sara lives in Brooklyn.