One job I don't talk about a whole lot is that I'm an editor. I mostly edit books. Anyone who knows that my mama is an author, knows I've grown up watching the publishing business. So it may come as no surprise that with degrees in English, I'd find a way to work in publishing. And while reading in this country may be going by the wayside and I get the reading books isn't everyone favorite pastime, I actually enjoy it. And I enjoy seeing a book take shape.
As a reader, you don't see all the work an author puts in to create that book you hold in your hands (or in most cases these day, on your screen). The often years of writing. The rewriting. The research. The rewriting. The rewriting. And did I mention rewriting?
Well, I get an up close look at the entire process. It's a fun place to be. Especially when it comes to Mama's books. Because I pretty much get to see them in all forms.
I'm kind of excited about her next book. And I just can't wait to share it with you. I got to contribute a little bit of work to it. Especially back in its early stages before Mercer University Press took over and polished it to its final form.
I'm very proud of Mama for working so hard on her first novel. Crossing over from one genre to the next isn't something many authors do or do well. But Mama has and I for one can't wait until you all can get your hands on a copy of this book.
In the meantime, you can watch the book trailer and start to get excited for the fall 2013 release of "Mother of Rain."