I’ve been in book publishing for over thirty-five years, but every morning it still seems as if I’ve just gotten started.

As every editor, publisher or agent knows—and I’ve been lucky to work as all three—the undeniable thrill of our business is still in reading that first page, and discovering a new and talented voice who must be published.

My job is discovering those voices and bringing them to the marketplace: the marketplace of ideas, of imagination, but most of all the marketplace of readers who make it all possible for us.

I love working with authors–period. I love being their most passionate advocate, figuring out what’s really special about their books, and then finding the best ways to get them published.