Fizzy Fangirling – An Interview with Vicki Lame

Hello my lovelies!! I’m not sure how I stumbled into this, but I am wicked excited to share an interview I did with Vicki Lame!  I talk about agents so much I thought it might be time to work in a little editor love, yeah? In case you are unfamiliar with her particular brand of badass, Vicki Lame is an editor for St. Martin’s Press, and publicist for the magazine Armchair Shotgun.  She is also a bonafide Twitter darling and someone you should be following. AND! Because she is super fantabulous, she has graciously offered up an AUTOGRAPHED ARC (Advance Reading Copy) of the brilliant Suzanne Palmieri’s upcoming THE WITCH OF LITTLE ITALY. (St. Martin’s Press March 2013)  Details on how to enter to win this prime treat are down below! 1. First off, how long have you been an editor?  How did you get into this wacky business, and what made you want to dive in to begin with? Oh my gosh, how long *have* I been an editor?? That requires MATH. I’ve been in the industry proper about 8 or so years now, editorial going on seven. Like any editor, at the age of nine I wanted to write The Great American Novel (what does that even mean these days?!), and my parents told me to pick a career that would make me more money. So clearly I picked the billion dollar a paycheck job of being an editor. Truthfully, in college “book editor” never seemed like a real job to me. One day I was sitting with a friend, sighed heavily, and said, “I just want to be a book editor.” And she said, “Well, why don’t you?” And for some reason that is when it clicked that yes, I *could* be a book editor. I...

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