After 2 1/2 years of editing the Cooking the Books newsletter, I’m handing off the spatula to John Sellers, PW’s children’s reviews editor.

It's been a blast, as I've had the pleasure to share meals with such great cookbook authors as Jacques Pepin and Claudia Roden, and go pheasant hunting with Girl Hunter Georgia Pellegrini.

John Sellers has been with Publishers Weekly since 2007 and has been the children's reviews editor since 2009, a position he'll continue to hold. He also regularly interviews children's and YA authors and artists as the host of the PW KidsCast podcast.

Please send pitch ideas to John directly at

I’ll still be handling cookbook reviews, so continue to send galleys to me.