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"There is nothing I love more than diving into a manuscript and helping to pull out all its potential. I believe in collaboration, but also brutal honesty. Too often as an author it is difficult to see where a story is not being true to itself."
―Brooke Vitale[src]

Brooke Vitale (née Dworkin[9]) is an American children's book author and editor with over 15 years of industry experience.[1]

She is known for writing a plethora of Star Wars young readers books under the Disney-Lucasfilm Press banner, including The Mandalorian: A Clan of Two, The Mandalorian: Allies & Enemies, and various stories in the Star Wars Rebels: Storybook Library.

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Early career[edit | edit source]

Brooke Vitale graduated from New York University with a Masters of Science in Publishing.[1] Shortly thereafter, she joined Sterling Publishing in May 2004 as an Associate Editor.[1] While at Sterling, Vitale acquired and edited children's nonfiction titles. She also developed book concepts, hired authors, and worked with them to shape and develop the books.[1]

In April 2008, Vitale began working at Penguin Random House as an Editor of fiction and nonfiction children's titles.[1]

Disney Publishing, Star Wars, and freelance work[edit | edit source]

In July 2010, Vitale joined Disney Publishing Worldwide as a Senior Editor. She edited approximately thirty titles annually during her time at the company.

After the acquisition of Lucasfilm Ltd. by The Walt Disney Company in 2012, Star Wars books began to be published by Disney Publishing Worldwide under the Disney–Lucasfilm Press banner.[10] Between 2014 and 2018, Vitale oversaw the development of a variety of Star Wars young readers titles and wrote several of them herself, including several stories collected in the Star Wars Rebels: Storybook Library.[2]

In January 2018, after the birth of her children, Vitale left her position at Disney Publishing and transitioned to freelance editing and writing. She continues to write Star Wars books for Disney-Lucasfilm Press, including several young readers titles in The Mandalorian publishing program.[11]

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