One thing you can say about those March winds… they always bring change. That’s especially true this month for the historical division of TWRP.
It’s probably something authors or reader have never given much thought to, but the historical division has always been a bit unique in its set up. We are one department consisting of three individual departments. It is my personal opinion—and fortunately for me, Rhonda and RJ agreed—that every department needs a manager, someone to keep things on track and in order. For the past two years, I have filled that role, and loved every second of it. But as the company has grown, so have our departments—and it was time for a little restructuring.
Last week, I had the honor of naming senior editors to each of the historical lines. If you’re already an historical author here, then their names are probably very familiar to you. Paty Tanner is now senior editor of the Cactus Rose line; Nicke Martinez is senior editor of our English Tea Rose line and Pamela Winger is senior editor of the American Rose line. (I’m not going anywhere; I’m still the head of the historical division overall, I just have help holding it all together now.) I truly believe the historical department would not be where it is right now without these three amazing editors. Won’t you join me in welcoming them in their new roles by leaving a congratulatory comment here?
You may be wondering what this all means for you, the author—what changes will you see as a result of this restructuring? Hopefully none! The wheels of the historical division will continue to turn as smoothly as they always have.
But there is one change I’d love to see—and only you can make it happen. We want more submissions! The hallways of our department have grown quiet these past few weeks. Where are those cowboys and gunslingers? The medieval knights, the Lords and Ladies of the Ton? What about soldiers? Is the cavalry going to come riding in sometime soon? Come on writers, we’re waiting to hear from you!
- Nicole D’Arienzo, Managing Editor, Historical Division
The historical division hosts an author/editor chat the third Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. Join us Thursday night for this month’s topic “Editor Pet Peeves.”