Behind the Scenes: Editor Interviews
Recently, one mouse click lead to another, and I found myself reading an insightful and original take on a literary interview. I’ve interviewed a few authors on Book, Line, and Sinker, but Sarah Laurence, of Sarah Laurence Blog, took things a step further and interviewed Kate Egan, editor of The Hunger Games trilogy.
Sarah Laurence’s interview with Kate Egan provided some tidbits about how Suzanne Collins and Egan began working together and other trivia about the books’ plots and directions of story lines. This interview really opened my eyes to hosting different types of interviews on my blog. Getting an editor’s perspective on authors, characters, and writing methods is pretty nifty!
Book fiend that I am, the entire process of writing, selling, editing, and publishing a book has always intrigued me. I once took a class in New York (mainly) because it was being taught by Kate Garrick, Jen Lancaster’s agent. Learning a tiny bit about what happens behind scenes in the world of books is so interesting to me.
Some editors (or former editors) I’d enjoy a chat with are:
- Kristin Kiser (edited several of Megan McCafferty’s Jessica Darling YA novels)
- Kara Cesare (Jen Lancaster’s editor)
- Arthur Levine (editor of the Harry Potter series in the US)
- Alexandra Shelley (editor of The Help by Kathryn Stockett)
Have you ever interviewed an editor on your blog? Would you be interested in reading interviews of this nature, and who would you like to interview?
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