Known around the office as DDIP, I’ve been an editorial director with Lerner Publishing Group for more than ten years. Initially, I worked across a wide range of imprints and age groups, all the way from Sandra Markle’s Animal Predators series in the Lerner Publications imprint to the Graphic Myths and Legends series in our Graphic Universe imprint.
With the acquisition of Millbrook Press in 2004, we gained the Twenty-First Century Books (TFCB) imprint (banner above), of which I have since served as editorial director. I love the range of materials in this imprint, from high-interest single titles such as Elaine Landau’s Meth, to star-reviewed series nonfiction such as Catherine Gourley’s Images and Issues of Women in the Twentieth Century (Flappers cover at left), to tried-and-true anchor series such as the Visual Geography Series (VGS), with its companion website.
I love my job because my brain is always active, and I’m always learning! Catch my post again next week, where I’ll talk more about my career in publishing.