I’m a Writer, an Editor, and a New Mom

What’s it like to be a New York Times bestselling author and the editor of bestselling books by authors like Chelsea Clinton, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and Vice President Kamala Harris? Jill Santopolo--associate publisher of Philomel Books and acclaimed author of Everything After, More Than Words, and The Light We Lost (a Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick)--shares with Eve and Julie why she only wants to edit for kids while simultaneously writing for adults, and how editing, sales, and marketing interact in the world of publishing. Eve and Julie also revisit a moment from Episode 9 of Book Dreams, “Editing Great Books for Bad Children,” which features Leonard Marcus discussing Ursula Nordstrom, an iconic editor of iconic authors. Ursula paved the way for editors like Jill.

The Light We Lost

“This moving story is a perfect understanding of the sacrifices we make for love and for our dreams.”—Real Simple

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Jill Santopolo

Everything After, by Jill Santopolo

More Than Words, by Jill Santopolo

The Light We Lost, by Jill Santopolo

Philomel Books

Penguin Young Readers Group

Chelsea Clinton

Temple Grandin

Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Vice President Kamala Harris

Jumped, by Rita Williams-Garcia

The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman

Ep. 9 - “Editing Great Books for Bad Children” ft. Leonard Marcus

Ursula Nordstrom

HarperCollin’s Children's Division

Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom, by Leonard Marcus

Meindert De Jong

Eve Yohalem

Julie Sternberg

Book Dreams Podcast


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