I Heart Cambridge

Monday, October 3, 2016

Congratulations to BookaholicNL who won the giveaway last week!  I'll be in touch shortly to figure out where to send your books!  Happy reading 邏

Before I do that, though, I want to share that last week was the first week of my new day job: working in the library sales department of Cambridge University Press!  It was hard to make the move after working at the restaurant for such a long time, but I'm really happy with my new digs and doing something that dovetails a bit more with agenting and the publishing world.  Also, Cambridge's offices are perhaps the swankiest I've ever seen.  Everything is new and beautiful, and they have a common area with stadium rows of cushions.

The foyer/common room area when you first enter!

I'm working super downtown in the World Trade Center/Wall Street area and it has been such an interesting transplant.  I've always kind of avoided that area because the streets are so winding and have names instead of numbers, so navigating isn't as cut and dry as it is when you're farther uptown, but I really like it!  It makes me feel like I'm in Boston or a future, more crowded version of Hartford, near my hometown in Connecticut.

A pretty park near CUP.

With getting acclimated there, catching up on my #PitMad and Pitch Slam requests (not to mention all my other reading), I'm going to be backed up for a little bit, so if you've submitted a query to me recently, don't freak out if it takes longer than usual for me to get back to you!  I'm looking forward to getting acclimated at Cambridge and then hopefully returning to my usual agenting speed!

3 comments:

  1. Wow, congratulations! It looks like such an amazing job and workplace! I'm so interested in library sales and sometimes check a website (the name escapes me now) to see which libraries around the world carry my book. I might have a new job too if I'm nominated to run for my local public library board. So we could both be working with libraries soon!

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  2. Congrats, it looks like quite the place to be! That's a part of the city I've never spent a whole lot of time in. For navigation's sake, give me the boring old grid any day. For aesthetics, I'll take the labyrinth!

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