So, Laurie was gracious enough to mention me in her utterly fantastic Teen Author Lecture speech. She also talked about her editor, among many other people and things. And, well, afterwards, a girl came up to me and said, “I understand that you’re Laurie Halse Anderson’s editor, and I just want to thank you for that, I think that work is really important.”
I smiled and thanked her, because it was easier than explaining, but I figured I should pass the sentiment along to the person it was actually intended for.
Another highlight: one girl in Laurie’s very very long signing line was a fan of Empress.
Both/and, again. Librarian, writer. Simultaneous.
But — I’m not an editor!