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North Star Editions, Inc., is a privately owned publishing company dedicated to guiding readers toward a lifetime love of reading. NSE offers fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults that inspires, informs, and entertains.

NSE purchased the young adult imprint Flux from Llewellyn Worldwide effective July 1, 2016. NSE also acquired the assets of Jolly Fish Press, a Utah-based publisher of young adult, middle-grade fiction, and adult fiction, effective November 1, 2016. NSE is also distributing juvenile nonfiction titles in the Focus Readers imprint, which will be available January 1, 2017.

With general inquiries, contact NSE at info@northstareditions.com.

Joe Riley, Sales Manager
Photography by Courtney Perry

Photography by Courtney Perry

Joe Riley has been in publishing for more than 20 years, starting with no computer on his desk to now having one in his pocket. Before North Star Editions, he held sales and marketing positions with Fortress Press and Liturgical Press. Joe leads our sales team for all North Star Editions imprints. His favorite part of the job is to explore new ways in which content can now be sold, and he enjoys evaluating and seeking out new print and digital partners. Contact Joe at jriley@northstareditions.com.

Mari Kesselring, Managing Editor, Fiction

headshot1Mari Kesselring is an editor with experience working on many fiction and nonfiction books aimed at children and young adults. Some fiction books she’s edited have earned the following honors: YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Junior Library Guild Selection, and ALA Rainbow List. She enjoys YA novels with compelling narratives and distinct, diverse voices. Mari is also the author of several books, including the middle-grade series, Bridget Gadget. In her role, Mari is responsible for acquiring new manuscripts, working with authors and agents, and leading books through the development process. Contact Mari at submissions@northstareditions.com.