So I'm feeling a little awkward about the quasi-anonymity I maintain on this blog. Since I am neither a superhero nor a secret agent, it seems a little. . . well, dumb to cloak myself in a veil of secrecy as though I were some kind of Very Impressive Personage or Dangerous Rogue. Many people, especially those in the Cybils community, already know who I am, and I know some of my authors keep tabs on this blog, too. (Hi, Anastasia!) And after the lovely shout-out from Eisha after we met at my company's open house last week, the Dumb factor is just compounded.
So. Hi. I'm Emily, and I edit books for Charlesbridge.
Careful readers will note that I almost never review any books that my company has published. I feel a little weird about receiving review copies from authors and other publishers, so I won't do that either. (Note to the few folks who emailed me lo these many moons ago about sending review copies: Sorry I just left you hanging in the ether. Sometimes I suck.) I do not aspire to the lofty editblogrial heights of Alvina or Cheryl or Stacy, so don't look here for writing advice or tales from the slush pile. I'll just keep writing silly poems about the books I read, and occasionally write about my kids or post some meme that all the cool kids are doing.
Wow. I feel so much better now.
P.S. Note to aspiring authors: I don't accept or read unsolicited email submissions. Sorry.
Emily, I had no idea! For some reason, I equated your online persona with Em Dashes, who writes about the New Yorker.
Anyway, hi, Emily!
Hee. I use "EMdash" as my freelance identity (see, there I go being a secret agent again), though I'm not connected with the New Yorker gal. Perhaps I should incorporate and stake a claim to the name...
Well, hello there! I hope I didn't make you feel pressured or weird - I actually thought it made sense, given your profession and what you do on your blog, that you'd want to keep it quiet. But it sounds like you're pretty good at keeping it all separate anyway.
Hi Emily! Since you don't take unsolicited author emails, maybe I should lay out my book proprosal here in the comments. See there is this mom and funny things just happen to her ...
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