Behind the Scenes with Alissa Thielges

Black Rabbit Bolt Books

Get to know Black Rabbit's newest Associate Editor, Alissa Thielges. Learn about the life of an editor at Black Rabbit Books and check out some of Alissa's favorite series!

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I love game nights, exploring parks, and adding books to my ever-growing "to-read" list. When I'm not reading or trying out a new Pinterest recipe, my natural habitat is on the couch re-watching Bones or catching up on the latest Marvel shows.

What was your favorite thing about school as a kid?
The library, of course.

What does a day in the life of an editor look like?
On a typical day, I'll edit a manuscript, research facts, send feedback to an author, and touch base with a designer about a series that is in layout. I also do proofing and edit marketing materials on a regular basis.

What's your favorite part about being an editor for Black Rabbit Books?
I enjoy learning about interesting, new topics each week, but my favorite part is seeing the book come together in a layout. It's the first time I get to see the book as a whole and it's exciting to help create something I would have loved to read growing up.

What inspires you to make children's books?
The fact that I could be making a kid's next favorite book.

Alissa's Favorite series:
Bolt Doggie Data
Hi Jinx On the Paranormal Hunt
Hi Jinx Spy Kid