Interviews

AUTHOR INTERVIEWS. Get up close, personal conversations with authors and screenwriters. How they write, think, and succeed.

Greer Kessel Hendricks, Editor Pocket Books, Washington Square Press, MTV Books

March 1, 1999 7:45 pm By

My first job after college was at Allure Magazine where I worked as an editorial assistant. I left there to attend the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. While at Columbia I took a book writing and publishing course which led me to the decision to pursue a career as a book editor. After graduating I worked at Scribner as an Assistant Editor and then I moved to Pocket Books.

Nancy S. Miller, Senior Editor Pocket Books, New York Director, Washington Square Press, New York Imprints of Simon & Schuster

January 1, 1999 7:49 pm By

There have to be common- sense reasons to acquire a manuscript--that it will find its market, that there are creative ways to reach that market--but I also feel I have to fall in love with it on a gut level, or there really won't be a way to make it work. I can say that I have that gut feeling about almost every manuscript I acquire.

Camille Cline Newly-appointed Editor Taylor Publishing Company

November 1, 1998 8:26 pm By

When I was in my second year at the University of Virginia, my father hinted that I should winnow my list of bearable professions. Publishing consistently found its way to the top of the list. After that, I threw myself into publishing internships and the Radcliffe Publishing Course with zeal.

Don D’Auria, Editor Dorchester Publishing Co., Inc.

October 1, 1998 8:26 pm By

My first actual job in publishing was as a sales rep for Farrar, Straus and Giroux, a small literary publisher, in those days still independently owned. They had a wonderful list and I believe they still have more Nobel laureates than any other house, but it was frustrating for me, because I wanted to be in editorial, not sales. So after a few years, I made the jump over to editorial at Cloverdale Press, where I really learned to edit in a lot of different genres. in a sense, that was my start as an editor.

Looking Down The Creative Rabbit Hole – Emily Hanlon

June 1, 1997 12:00 am By

Unearthing the deep-rooted creativity and passion that inspires fictional characters requires an author to expect the unexpected. That's one pearl of wisdom author Emily Hanlon shared with writers recently at a workshop focusing on unleashing and developing characters from the imagination.