Meet the Team

Shannon Criss is the Senior Acquisitions Editor at EverAfter Romance. She’s a diehard romantic, who’s been entrenched in the genre since childhood, burying herself in fairytales of near and far lands. Nowadays, her romantic tastes skew a bit more mature… She likes her heroines sassy, and her heroes brave enough to conquer their hearts. She’s hoping to discover this same element in the content she seeks to acquire today.

Prior to joining EverAfter, she was an editor at Harlequin for seven years, where she worked with numerous award-winning authors. Find her on Twitter @ShannonCriss.


Lydia Youngman is the Assistant Acquisitions Editor at EverAfter. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University with degrees in Writing Seminars and Spanish as well as a minor in Film & Media Studies. She curates blog content for the site and handles EverAfter’s social media and newsletter. Ideas for the site? Pitch them her way at

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