Those of you who have been around for any amount of time at all know how much I adore my editor, Erica Sussman. Not only is she all things delightful in general, she's also a brilliant editor. I have no higher praise for her than that, after her edits, my books always feel MORE like my books than before. She sees exactly what needs to happen in order for me to hit everything I was trying to in the first place.
Also, she is the owner of Berkeley:
I wanted to take this opportunity to gush a bit and congratulate Erica, who was just promoted to Executive Editor. As far as I have been able to determine, the editorial line goes: Editorial Assistant, Associate Editor, Senior Editor, Executive Editor, and Editorial Director.
Which of those titles grants the power to EXECUTE people? That's right. Only Erica's. She's like the 007 of publishing: a license to kill.
You can bet I never miss a deadline.
Seriously, though--it couldn't be more well deserved, and I am grateful every day that my professional life has Erica in it. She is a joy to work with and I feel incredibly fortunate to know her as an editor and friend!
Feel free to leave congrats in the comments. And please remember: she can execute you now.