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Adria Goetz

PW Star Watch 2019 Honorees

By Liz Hartman, Sep 06, 2019

While attending the University of Washington, where she earned a BA in English with an emphasis on creative writing, Goetz worked as an intern at Martin Literary for three years, where she received academic credit for her work. Once out of school, she worked part-time at the agency and part-time as a communications specialist at the Pierce County Library System in Tacoma, Wash. But it was Martin Literary where she wanted to build her career, and she proved it to the team there by taking Columbia University’s summer intensive course in publishing. Subsequently, she won a full-time job at the agency. In her first year, Goetz attended over a dozen writers’ conferences, reports colleague Celia Gore, who adds that Goetz “has gone above and beyond what is expected of her.” Upcoming on Goetz’s 2020 slate are the picture books The Ugly Doodles by Valeria Wicker (Jimmy Patterson), The Ocean Calls by Tina Cho (Kokila), Gone Bone Gone by Kitty Moss (Page Street Kids), and Breakfast with Jesus, also by Tina Cho (Harvest House).

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