Posted by: Kathy Temean | August 19, 2011

Free Fall Friday +

Well-published author and editor at Paulist Press, Susan O’Keefe has agreed to critique four first page submissions inspired by the picture prompt at the left by Adam Hunter-Peck. 

You have until Monday Aug. 22 to submit them to me.  Please send them to Kathy (dot) Temean (at) gmail (dot) com and make sure you put “FIRST PAGE PROMPT – DARK GLASS FOREST” in the subject line.  I will post the comments from Susan on September 2nd. 

Next Friday Betsy and I will post a new picture prompt.  Here is the link to Susan Website:

Just to add some additional meat to this post, I thought you might be interested in more publishing industry news.

Rachel Mannheimer has been promoted to associate editor at Bloomsbury USA.

Simon & Schuster Children’s has announced a number of new hires and promotions. Ariel Colletti has moved to the Atheneum imprint, where she will remain an assistant editor, and editorial assistant Dani Young will also oversee the coordinating of all three imprints’ paperback conversions, repackages, as well as managing the back ad library. In addition, Amy Rosenbaum has joined as an editorial assistant, having recently completed the Columbia Publishing Course.

At Ten Speed Press, Sara Golski has been promoted to editor and Emily Timberlake has been promoted to associate editor, both reporting to Julie Bennett.

Forbes has released their new list of guesses at how much the most successful authors made over the 12 months ending June 1:

James Patterson ($84 million)
Danielle Steel ($35 million)
Stephen King ($28 million)
Janet Evanovich ($22 million)
Stephenie Meyer ($21 million)
Rick Riordan ($21 million)
Dean Koontz ($19 million)
John Grisham ($18 million)
Jeff Kinney ($17 million)
Nicholas Sparks ($16 million)

Nice to see a few children’s authors on the list.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. It sure is nice to see children’s authors listed there 😀 And I’m really looking forward to Susan’s critiques, hoping mine will make it to be one among the four chosen 🙂 We’ll see!…


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