Georgia McBride

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Georgia McBride Media Group is home of Month9Books, Swoon Romance, and Tantrum Books. She founded the #YAlitchat hashtag and weekly chat on Twitter in 2009. There she hosted many notable authors such as Cassandra Clare, Alyson Noel, Corey Whaley, Kody Keplinger, Marie Liu, Ellen Hopkins, and more. She has used her experience launching brands in the music business, licensing music to film and TV, launching new technology products, and marketing and product development to build the Georgia McBride Media Group brand.

McBride is one of Publishers Marketplace’s most prolific editors, and has spent most of 2014 through 2016 atop the editors lists in editors, young adult, digital new adult, children's, and digital deals. She’s completed over 180 publishing deals on behalf of three imprints since March 2012.

Georgia McBride Media Group imprints publish debut authors as well as USA Today and New York Times bestselling authors Stacey Mosteller and Diane Alberts, Bram Stoker Award nominated The Legend of the Pumpkin Thief by Charles Day, Junior Library Guild selection author Lauren Baratz-Logsted, Kirkus Prize nominated Sacrifice by Cindy Pon, and other notable books and authors.

Publisher, books, and or authors have been featured in Publishers Weekly, Publishers Marketplace,, B&N Blog, Galley Cat, Hypable, Teenreads, Locus Magazine, Suspense Magazine, USA Today,, Justine Magazine, RT Book Reviews, Fresh Fiction, Lightspeed Magazine, Glitter Magazine, YA to Film, Booklist,,, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, ALAN, Library Media Connection, The Guardian, Publishing Perspectives, Digital Book World, Adventures in YA Publishing, Paranormal Cravings, SSN Insider, The Huffington Post, Writers Digest, SFWA magazine, SCBWI, Hunger Mountain, Horror Writers Associations, Thriller Writers Association, and more.

Publisher, editors and or authors have been featured at events such as SDCC, Dragon Con, NYCC, NC Comic Con, NCAIB, SIBA, SCIBA, ALAN, NCTE, AASL, Texas/North Carolina/Tennessee/California/New York/Pennsylvania Library Association, YALLWest, Digital Book World, BEA, BookCon, Decatur Book Festival, Arizona Festival of Books, Sirens, African American Cultural Celebration, RT Booklovers Convention, RWA, Publishing Perspectives, YA Fest, YA Fest Too, SCBWI, and more.