In conversation with my editor

To celebrate the launch of The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker, I sat down with my editor at Walker Books, Emily McDonnell, to discuss writing, editing, and all things publishing. I’ve been working with Emily and Walker Books since 2014, on six novels, so our editing process is very streamlined. It was a pleasure toContinue reading “In conversation with my editor”

Behind the book – Audiobook narrator Lauren Ezzo

Previously in this series: Agent | Ghostwriter | UK Editor | Library Assistant  | Publicity Assistant | Typesetter | Cover Designer | Foreign Rights Manager |Blogger |Scout |Translators | Book charity | Copyeditor | Journalist | US Editor  | Scholastic Book Fair Product Manager | MG/YA Author Last week I interviewed Catherine Doyle, and this week I have another special guest on the blog – the narrator of the audiobook for The Loneliest Girl in the Universe, Lauren Ezzo. This is my firstContinue reading “Behind the book – Audiobook narrator Lauren Ezzo”

Behind the book: Middle Grade and Young Adult writer Catherine Doyle

Previously in this series: Agent | Ghostwriter | UK Editor | Library Assistant  | Publicity Assistant | Typesetter | Cover Designer | Foreign Rights Manager |Blogger |Scout |Translators | Book charity | Copyeditor | Journalist | US Editor  | Scholastic Book Fair Product Manager I am resurrecting an old blog series where I interview different people involved in the publishing industry, behind the scenes of the books. One of my oldest writing friends, Catherine Doyle, has a new book out. Cat andContinue reading “Behind the book: Middle Grade and Young Adult writer Catherine Doyle”

Behind the Book: Scholastic Book Fair Product Manager Francesca Hopwood

Previously in this series: Agent | Ghostwriter | UK Editor | Library Assistant  | Publicity Assistant | Typesetter | Cover Designer | Foreign Rights Manager |Blogger |Scout |Translators | Book charity | Copyeditor | Journalist | US Editor I haven’t done one of these publishing industry interviews since March – but I have a very special reason to bring back the series today: I’m interviewing Francesca Hopwood,Continue reading “Behind the Book: Scholastic Book Fair Product Manager Francesca Hopwood”

Behind the Book: US Editor Alison Weiss

Previously in this series: Agent | Ghostwriter | Editor | Library Assistant  | Publicity Assistant | Typesetter | Cover Designer | Foreign Rights Manager |Blogger |Scout |Translators | Book charity | Copyeditor | Journalist I am bringing back this series for a very special reason: to interview my American editor, Alison Weiss at Sky Pony Press!  I absolutely had to add her to my list ofContinue reading “Behind the Book: US Editor Alison Weiss”

Behind the Book: Copyeditor Miranda Baker

Previously in this series: Agent | Ghostwriter | Editor | Library Assistant  | Publicity Assistant | Typesetter | Cover Designer | Foreign Rights Manager | Blogger | Scout |Translators | Book charity  Today I’m talking to Miranda Baker, the copyeditor of The Next Together. Miranda was the person who made sure all of my tangled time travel-y storylines didn’t create any massive plotholes whichContinue reading “Behind the Book: Copyeditor Miranda Baker”

Behind the Book: Book Trust coordinator Katherine Webber

More in this series: Agent | Ghostwriter | Editor | Library Assistant  | Publicity Assistant | Typesetter | Cover Designer | Foreign Rights Manager | Blogger |Scout |Translators | Book charity | Copyeditor Today I’m talking to my friend Katie, who is not only the loveliest and most energetic person ever (you might have seen her running around at YALC in full Sailor Moon costume,Continue reading “Behind the Book: Book Trust coordinator Katherine Webber”

Behind the Book: Translators Franca Fritz and Heinrich Koop

More in this series: Agent | Ghostwriter | Editor | Library Assistant  | Publicity Assistant | Typesetter | Cover Designer | Foreign Rights Manager | Blogger |Scout |Translators | Book charity | Copyeditor I have a very exciting interview this week! I’m talking to two of the foreign translators of The Next Together! Franca and Hein are a married couple who work together to translateContinue reading “Behind the Book: Translators Franca Fritz and Heinrich Koop”

Behind the Book: Scout Natasha Farrant

More in this series: Agent | Ghostwriter | Editor | Library Assistant  | Publicity Assistant | Typesetter | Cover Designer | Foreign Rights Manager | Blogger |Scout |Translators | Book charity | Copyeditor Today I’m interviewing a scout and author, Natasha Farrant. Scouts always seem very mysterious to me, and the most likely people to really, secretly be spies….so I’m really excited to learn moreContinue reading “Behind the Book: Scout Natasha Farrant”

Behind the Book: Blogger Lucy Powrie

More in this series: Agent | Ghostwriter | Editor | Library Assistant  | Publicity Assistant | Typesetter | Cover Designer | Foreign Rights Manager | Blogger |Scout |Translators | Book charity | Copyeditor I have an extra special interview today, with the infamous Queen of Contemporary, Lucy “the Reader” Powrie! Lucy is a blogger and vlogger, and is a force to be reckoned with inContinue reading “Behind the Book: Blogger Lucy Powrie”