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An Exclusive Interview with Sarah Durand, Senior Editor, Morrow/Avon

Aug 1, 2006 | Format: Written | Contributor: Authorlink Staff

I remember pretending to read books to my friends when I was a toddler and even before I could read—but I would hold the book upside down! I later remember reading the first three books in the Little House series sitting in my parents’ car on a road trip—reading words I didn’t understand out loud to my Mom. I loved stories of adventure and heroic young girls caught up in strange situations—like LITTLE HOUSE or Read more »

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Kay Gill Has a Compelling Reason to Write

Aug 1, 2006 | Format: Written | Contributor: Ellen Birkett Morris

Mirel’s Daughter by Kay Gill Buy this book via Amazon.com An exclusive Authorlink interview with Kay Gill Author of Mirel’s Daughter (Fleur-de-Lis Press, 2006) by Ellen Birkett Morris August 2006 Every once in a while a writer encounters a story so compelling that he or she is driven to capture it on the page. Such was the Read more »

An Exclusive Interview With Mark Tavani

Jul 1, 2006 | Format: Written | Contributor: Chrisy Long

I had majored in writing at the University of Pittsburgh and when I decided that I did not want make a career of being a forestry aid, I also decided that I wanted to do something that involved my greatest passion—writing. I began looking into the publishing industry, one contact led to another, and eventually I was put in touch with Nita Taublib at Bantam. Bantam didn’t have any suitable and open positions at that time, but Ballantine did, and Nita suggested I speak with them. I did and the next day I had a job offer Read more »

An Exclusive Interview With Melody Guy Senior Editor Ballantine

Jun 1, 2006 | Format: Written | Contributor: Lesley Williams

My mother would take me to the library weekly when I was a child and I would take out a stack of books and read every one of them. Eventually we grew to know the staff of the library so well that they offered my mother a job and she’s been working at her local library for more than 20 years Read more »

A Closer Look at Mark Tavani New Senior Editor for Mortalis

Welcome to Book Editors: Close Up at http://www.authorlink.com . This regular Authorlink column provides an intimate look at important book editors in New York and elsewhere. Interviews focus on editors as real people. The columns explore their likes, dislikes, preferences, prejudices, writing preferences, and why they buy the books they do.   A Closer Look Read more »

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Doubt Makes You A Better Writer Says Dana Reinhardt

Jun 1, 2006 | Format: Written | Contributor: Ellen Birkett Morris

A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life by Dana Reinhardt Buy this book via Amazon.com An exclusive Authorlink interview with First-time Novelist Dana Reinhardt Author of A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life (Wendy Lamb Books/Random House, 2006) by Ellen Birkett Morris June 2006 Dana Reinhardt began writing as a student, but never considered writing a viable Read more »

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Catherine Ryan Hyde and the Importance of Making Connections With Others

May 18, 2006 | Format: Written | Contributor: Lisa Lenard-Cook

Love in the Present Tense by Catherine Ryan Hyde Buy this book via Amazon.com An exclusive Authorlink interview with Catherine Ryan Hyde On her latest books, Love in the Present Tense and Becoming Chloe by Lisa Lenard-Cook May 2006 Catherine Ryan Hyde and I grew up less than a mile apart in Buffalo, New York, but we didn't Read more »

An Exclusive Interview With Brooke Warner Seal Press Editor Avalon Publishing Group

May 1, 2006 | Format: Written | Contributor: Authorlink Staff

I started as a project editor for a small independent house in Berkeley called North Atlantic Books. I began doing acquisitions about three years into my job there and worked for Atlantic for five years before moving to Seal. Prior to that I toured Europe for a year, and was busy getting my BA at George Washington University. I received my MA from San Francisco State while working at North Atlantic Read more »

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Marcia K. Preston’s The Piano Man Tackles Emotional Topic of Organ Donation

Mar 30, 2006 | Format: Written | Contributor: Ellen Birkett Morris

An exclusive Authorlink interview with Marcia K. Preston Author of The Piano Man (Mira Books 2005) by Ellen Birkett Morris April 2006 The Piano Man by Marcia K. Preston Buy this book via Amazon.com We've all seen commercials that tug at our heartstrings. Author Marcia K. Preston turned her emotional connection with one such commercial into Read more »