Get to Know an Editor in Attendance: Amanda Ferreira of Random House Canada

Amanda Ferreira is an editor with Random House Canada, with a love of fantasy, romance, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ stories.

She primarily edits adult commercial fiction, and is drawn to books with an early hook and YA crossover appeal. She acquires in every genre (except horror) — including fantasy, romance, historical fiction, science fiction, historical fiction, mystery, and thriller. In particular, she loves retellings of ancient myths and history, accessible speculative fiction with happy endings, romance with a fresh twist on popular tropes, and diverse characters that feel true to the communities they’re a part of.

Recent releases by her clients include Morgan Is My Name by Sophie Keetch and Follow the Sun by Liz Locke. Recent acquisitions include Crown of Starlight by Cait Corrain, A Sweet Sting of Salt by Rose Sutherland, and The Sins on Their Bones by Laura R. Samotin.

Before joining Random House Canada, she was an editor for Wattpad, where she worked with authors writing in every genre under the sun from litRPGs to werewolf romance to works in translation. She also edited young adult fiction, primarily romance, and her titles include The Opposite of Falling Apart by Micah Good, Entwined by A.J. Rosen, Given by Nandi Taylor, and The Locker Exchange by Ann Rae, published by Wattpad Books.