Nancy Laties Feresten

Sr. Vice President, Editor in Chief, National Geographic Children’s Books

Nancy Laties Feresten has been editing books for children and young adults for 25 years, concentrating on nonfiction and reference works in the sciences and history. She began her career at Harper & Row Junior Books Group and has since worked at Scientific American Books for Young Readers, Scholastic, and National Geographic. Since 1999 she has been at National Geographic Children’s Books, where she is currently Senior Vice President and Editor-in-Chief. The imprint specializes in nonfiction and reference for children ages three to fourteen, with special focuses on fun reference and ground-breaking narrative nonfiction.