Nicole Fiorica is an Editor at Margaret K. McElderry Books, a division of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing.

Nicole graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications & Media Studies and a minor in Psychology. Prior to starting at S&S in May of 2017, Nicole held internships at St. Martin’s Press, W. W. Norton & Co., and the Crown Publishing Group.

You can say hi to Nicole on Twitter at @NicoleFios.


News


OCTOBER 11, 2022

Nicole Fiorica has been promoted to Editor at Margaret K. McElderry Books.


SEPTEMBER 2022

A CONSUMING FIRE by Laura E. Weymouth received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, which writes:

“Utilizing lyrical language, memorable characters, and a romantic undertone, Weymouth crafts a meditative fantasy worth savoring.”

Read the full review here.


JUNE 26, 2022

Noodle and the No Bones Day is a #1 New York Times bestseller, in addition to being a bestseller on the USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Indie Bestseller lists!


JANUARY 19, 2022

Noodle and the No Bones Day by Jonathan Graziano, illustrated by Dan Tavis, is announced in Entertainment Weekly!

Noodle and the No Bones Day is co-acquired and co-edited by Nicole Fiorica and Kate Prosswimmer for S&S/McElderry.

View in Entertainment Weekly.


NOVEMBER 30, 2021

Nicole Fiorica at S&S/McElderry has acquired The Voice Upstairs by Laura Weymouth, for World English rights. Publication is set for 2023.

View in Publishers Weekly.


JANUARY 26, 2021

Nicole Fiorica at S&S/McElderry has bought, at auction, world rights to A Stone is a Story by Leslie Barnard Booth, a nonfiction picture book illustrated by Marc Martin, along with a second untitled book. Publication is slated for Fall 2022.

View in Publishers Weekly


DECEMBER 7, 2020

Nicole Fiorica at S&S/McElderry has acquired All the Right Reasons by Bethany Mangle. Publication is planned for Spring 2022.

View in Publishers Weekly


NOVEMBER 30, 2020

Nicole Fiorica at S&S/McElderry has bought A Consuming Fire, a YA historical fantasy by Laura Weymouth. Publication is set for Fall 2022.

View in Publishers Weekly


OCTOBER 29, 2020

Nicole Fiorica has been promoted to associate editor at McElderry Books.

View in Publishers Weekly


JUNE 2020

I Killed Zoe Spanos

I KILLED ZOE SPANOS by Kit Frick received a starred review in the June issue of BCCB, which wrote:

“This atmospheric and delicious contemporary gothic tale…captures the compulsive listenability of a true-crime podcast.”


JUNE 2, 2020

Nicole Fiorica at S&S/McElderry has acquired, in a preempt, North American rights to A Rush of Wings, a YA historical fantasy by Laura Weymouth (The Light Between Worlds). Publication is scheduled for Fall 2021.

View in Publishers Weekly


DECEMBER 17, 2019

Nicole Fiorica at S&S/McElderry has acquired Bethany Mangle’s YA debut, Prepped. Publication is planned for Spring 2021.

View in Publishers Weekly


NOVEMBER 12, 2019

Nicole Fiorica at McElderry Books has bought world rights to journalist Julia Lyon’s (l.) debut nonfiction picture book, A Dinosaur Named Ruth. Alexandra Bye will illustrate; publication is slated for Summer 2021.

View in Publishers Weekly


DECEMBER 4, 2018

Nicole Fiorica has been promoted to assistant editor at McElderry Books, from editorial assistant. 

View in Publishers Weekly