But sending my writing off to my editor is more like them handing in a paper to their teacher. The stakes are a whole lot higher.
I’ve been lucky enough to work with lots of great editors. But the one I talk about most during school visits is Vicky Holifield at Peachtree. Vicky and I have been working together since 2001. So far, we’ve published six books, and we have four more in the works.
Vicky is a mild-mannered editor who always finds the kindest, gentlest way to nudge me and my manuscripts in the right direction. She usually likes to stay behind the scenes, but about a month ago, she sent me this photo so that I could use it in a Power Point presentation I show during school visits.
Since this is my last Wednesday post for the 2010-2011 school year, it seems only appropriate to thank Vicky for her tremendous contribution to so many of my books. Thanks, Vicki! I couldn’t have done it without you.