Wow, I am just on a roll with great weeks lately. I went to a fun speed networking event last Monday hosted by Dealmakers at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. I really suggest you check it out if you're in the city - it is a beautiful bookstore and 100% of their profit goes to Housing Works to benefit AIDS research. I met a lot of great editors there, and even some editors from Berkley, who all told me that they had heard of Rachel Mork's project, KEEP SWEET, that Jackie Cantor is considering (and apparently very enthusiastic about!).
I signed a new author this past week as well, the wonderful Donna Scott, and I am very excited about her Jacobite Scottish historical women's fiction, SHAME THE DEVIL...we all know why! ;) She is a fantastic author and I know I am going to love working with her. I'm hoping to send out her novel very soon, since I've already seen Scottish historical romances popping up on Publishers Marketplace deal listings due to the OUTLANDER craze...speaking of which, my friend over at Random House sent me DRAGONFLY IN AMBER since I finished the first book, and I can't wait to start it!
I've been dying for a reason to post this picture!
I also have an intern! I've been a bit overwhelmed with my reading list lately and it seems like I'm only going to be getting busier from here on out, so I contacted my old thesis advisor, Professor Barale, to ask if she knew of anyone at Amherst who might be interested in a remote internship, and was thus introduced to Maia! She is going to be helping me with second opinions on manuscripts and occasionally assistingBrianna with some of her publicity stuff for FAMOUS PHONIES, which is great!