Thursday, January 28, 2016

XOXO Podcast. Once upon a time in New York and "I hate a clown."

So, once upon a time I was a desperately frumpy, recently graduated English major transplanted from sunny California to the fabulous New York city. I interviewed for a job with then editor Lauren McKenna and senior editor Amy Pierpont. Much to my delight, they hired me and for two glorious years, I was an assistant editor at Pocket. But deep down, I always wanted to be a writer, so I moved on. Part of me has always wondered if I should have stayed. But then maybe I would never have been published.
At any rate, I'm thrilled every time I get to hang out with my former boss and friend, even virtually. So recently when they asked me to do a podcast with XOXO After Dark, I said, "Absolutely." So there I was, standing in the lobby of Margaritaville in Shreveport while my father in law stared at me like I was insane as I tried to check in and answer interview questions at the same time. I was surprised you couldn't hear the slots in the background.
It went live today and I listened to the whole thing. I wasn't there for the beginning, where Lauren,. my editor Kate, and another Pocket editor, Abby, talked about magic, circuses, and whether zoos should be banned. I learned a lot. I never knew about the elephant walk in New York. SO cool. Or that my former boss, "hates a clown," lol. Or that my editors get drunk and watch Blackfish and Guardians of the Galaxy. But I had a great time talking to all of them.
If you have a chance, check it out at XOXO After Dark Podcasts. Learn about my Billionaire Tricksters of Boston series, and how the men work their magic.
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