By Kimberley.Troutte On Jan 28 2010, 4:00 am
This month brought me sad news: my editor, Deborah Nemeth, left Samhain Publishing. She accepted a marvelous opportunity to work for another publishing house.
I am excited for her, but of course, a little sad for me.
Deborah was the first editor who said “Yes!” to me and then said “Yes!”again. She taught me how to dig deeper to get to the emotional core of my stories. Through the rewrites (and there were many, trust me), Deb reminded me exactly why she bought my books in the first place—because she loved them. I learned to get my authorself out of the way in order to stretch and improve my writing. We became the Deb and Kimberley team—two professionals passionate about making stories come alive.
What happens now?
I am thrilled to say that I have a new editor—the super fabulous Lindsey Faber. (Plug your ears, I’m going to squeal here) I met Lindsey at the RWA Nationals conference in San Francisco and loved her. She is an energetic, enthusiastic, hardworking editor. The best part? She loves my books too. I can’t wait to see how my new stories will take shape and breathe in Lindsey’s hands. We’ll become a great Lindsey and Kimberley team. I just know it.
So I’m a little sad, but I’m excited for me too. I’m looking forward to a wonderful 2010 at Samhain.
Have you ever “lost” and editor and “found” a new one?
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