Emma D Dryden


A core promise of Egg in the Hole’s value proposition is that each series is presented to a publisher with thorough editorial review and support. The team is fortunate to have Emma D. Dryden providing her editorial judgment and direction to Egg in the Hole projects. Emma works closely between Egg in the Hole talent and with editors in acquiring publishing companies on behalf of Egg in the Hole.

Emma has more than twenty-five years of experience in children’s book publishing. She was an editor at Random House Children’s Books, and VP, Publisher of Atheneum and Margaret K. McElderry Books, imprints of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing. She currently runs drydenbks, a thriving children’s editorial and publishing consultancy firm.  

Kristin Rocha


The truly collaborative process of each Egg in the Hole series is a perfect match for Kristin Rocha, Egg in the Hole writer and story developer. Kristin is writing Egg in the Hole’s inaugural series, Secrets of Bearhaven, under the name K.E. Rocha. She also collaborates on all Egg in the Hole projects.

Kristin received a BA in English from Trinity College, and an MFA from New York University. She was honored as a Connecticut Circuit Student Poet by the Connecticut Poetry Society, and served as the Starworks Fellow at Mount Sinai’s Kravis Children’s Hospital, providing pediatric patients with bedside creative writing instruction.

Egg in the Hole’s counsel, Jonathan Kirsch, has extensive knowledge of the publishing industry. He is an Adjunct Professor on the faculty of NYU’s Professional Publishing Program and the author of The Short, Strange Life of Herschel Grynszpan: A Boy Avenger, a Nazi Diplomat and a Murder in Paris, along with twelve other books. Jonathan thoroughly understands the intricacies of the industry and is committed to creative problem solving to ensure that all parties to each contract are satisfied.