I saw this post by Smart Bitch Sarah a few days ago, and didn’t think anything about it.
I’ve just read 2 books edited by this particular editor. We’ll call her Miss W. No, it’s not her initial. I just like Ws. I won’t play the hot or cold game, but if you guess her name correctly in the comments, I’ll admit it.
I’ve read at least 2 other books edited by her, have another on TBR (purely a coincidence) and at least one other book edited by her on my wish list.
Things they have in common:
1. I always loooooooove the concepts.
2. The voice often doesn’t *quite* click for me, though I’ve not found one that irritates me as much LA Banks. At least 2 of them have a ‘feel’ that I can’t describe, but they have it.
3. They push the genre envelope, one to the very edge. So far to the edge that I’m surprised there wasn’t an uproar about it. Or if there was, I didn’t hear about it.
I can’t comment on other editors, I’m afraid, because I have no idea who edits whom. I mean, I could tell you who’s editing at which company, but the specifics? Not so much. This one I know because it seems that she’s The Editor–you address all query letters to her if you want to submit to her line. Plus…Hmm, I think it becomes too obvious if I say anything else. It might be too obvious if you read some of the reviews I’m posting next month.
It occurs to me that it’s somewhat easier to target agents, especially since they have websites, with links to their clients, nowadays. And their clients link back too.