About Smart Pop YA

Smart Pop YA is the YA-focused blog of Smart Pop, the pop culture imprint of independent publisher BenBella Books.

We’ll be delivering news about our YA Smart Pop titles–anthologies of YA authors on YA book series (and the occasional YA-friendly tv show or film)–along with interviews and book giveaways featuring our contributors.

You can browse through all our YA titles by clicking “Our Books” over on the right.
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Leah Wilson
Leah’s been working with the Smart Pop series since 2003, when she graduated from Duke University with a degree in Culture and Modern Fiction. She is not in any way ashamed that her bookshelves are mostly YA.

Jennifer Canzoneri
Marketing Manager
Jennifer graduated from Texas A&M University with degrees in English and History, so it shocks no one more than her that she’s now marketing Smart Pop books for a living. It’s a rather pleasant surprise, though. She’s been with BenBella Books for almost five years, and she’s been known to share her thoughts on the evolution of book marketing at quite a few dinner parties. Her DVR is full of both Food Network shows and Gilmore Girls re-runs, but nothing will ever fill the hole left by Veronica Mars.

Heather Butterfield
Publishing Associate
Heather graduated from Emerson College’s Publishing and Writing program in 2011 and was delighted to put her degree directly to use at Smart Pop. She has a soft spot for YA fiction and vampire drama, and will never turn down a free book.

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