Since its inception in 1974, Greenwillow Books has been publishing books for children of every age. We hope that at the heart of each book there is honesty, emotion and depth — conveyed by an author or an artist who has something that is worth saying to children and who says it in a way that is worth reading.


Lois Adams is the managing editor of Greenwillow. She started her editing life by following the clues in mystery stories and has been tracking red herrings ever since. She loved the read-aloud years at her house, but is even happier now that her sons are recommending books to her.

Hailing from Dallas, Texas, Tu Anh Dinh is an editorial assistant at Greenwillow Books. She bought a one-way ticket to New York in the summer of 2011 and has been exploring the five boroughs ever since. When she's not thumbing through a new novel, she's most likely painting a portrait. Tu Anh resides in Harlem.

Virginia Duncan is the vice president and publisher of Greenwillow Books. She has worked at Greenwillow since 1997.


Sylvie Le Floc’h has been designing books for Greenwillow since 1992. She regales the staff with stories of her childhood on the family farm in Brittany, which always seem to include slaughtering and eating small animals. She also appreciates fine dining, loves traveling to Brittany (“you get your strength from the red earth of Brittany” her father used to tell her), and works assiduously to keep her French accent. Santé!

Martha Mihalick is the associate editor, and has called Greenwillow home for more than eight years. She always knew she was right to ignore everyone who told her to “Put that book down!” when she was a kid. When she’s not reading, she’s probably baking, or knitting, or making jewelry, or annoying her friends by taking too many photographs.

Tim Smith has worked as Greenwillow’s director of managing editorial since 2003, but he’ll always consider himself to be the new Phyllis. He lives in the Bronx, New York, with his wife and two sons who have no idea how happy it makes their dad to be able to just read children’s books to them.

Paul Zakris has been designing books for the last twenty-five years. He’s been doing children’s books for twenty years and has been with Greenwillow Books for the last eight years. Boy, is he tired!