Jennifer Pooley is an editor at Harper Collins. I recently heard her speak at a James River Writers conference. Like many editors these days, she is young and beautiful. She is also eloquent and impressive when she talks about books. She clearly has a passion for what she does,and I was very touched by that fire for her work. Long story short, I wrote her a brief note to thank her for coming to the conference, and yesterday I received the NICEST note from her along with two books she has edited. One book I nearly finished last night. It's called SUMMER AT TIFFANY by Marjorie Hart. I know you've seen it as I had, but I just hadn't sprung for it. It is the most darling story. I LOVE it. It's actually a memoir of sorts, written by an 83 year old woman about the summer of 1945 when she lived and worked in New York at none other than TIFFANY! I mean, how cool is that? And what a time period--just think of all that's cooking in the world in 1945. GREAT read. Check it out today. Would also be a great gift for your mom or grandma, anyone who would enjoy such a youthful account of that time period.
I'll write about the other book when I read it. But here's the thing--what a very cool gesture on the part of Jennifer Pooley. It's something I will never forget because at this stage of my writing life, editors are still elusive and mysterious. I know that sounds corny, but it feels true. I've only sent my new novel to a couple of agents, not even an editor yet.
Happy Tuesday, everyone. I'm off to write my 10 pages plus I have a little boy still sick at home. Write on, sistes. Nano starts soon. Just do it!
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I write to serve, to unite, to educate. I write to share literature and flesh out ideas that may be of interest to others. I write to document an emotion, experience, or a blip in time. My mission is to write in such a way that the reader is reminded that we can find humor in all situations. It's one of the great blessings of life.