Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Changes in the Historical Department

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.”


Donna Dalton said...

Congratulations to all three ladies!!! I have no doubt they'll continue doing a smasing job as senior editors. Well deserved!

Donna Dalton

Susan Macatee said...

Congratulations to Paty, Nicke, Pamela and to you, too, Nic!

And I have a few more Civil War manuscripts I'm working on.
Hopefully you'll be seeing them soon.

Renee Knowles said...

Congrats to all three ladies! I'm a brand new historical author here and am excited to hear about the growth. I look forward to working with you all.

Renee Knowles

Nicola said...

Thanks for the congrats, ladies. I'm looking forward to my new role in the ETea line, and to working with Nic, Pam and Paty in a new way.

Unknown said...

I'M trying as hard as I can! ALL MY HOPES AND DREAMS, a Texas Historical set in 1880, is COMING SOON. My editor, Eve, has been fantastic--I've actually enjoyed the editing process (I like to fix things and neaten up the place.) Now, I'm privileged to receive a second contract for--yep! you guessed it!--another Texas Historical titled TEXAS BLUE. I'm so pleased! Celia Yeary

Lauri said...

I know Paty, Nicke, and Pamela will do a great job with the lines, congrats to you too, Nic! Growth is alwasy so exciting!

I'm working on another Cactus.

Lara Dien said...

Congratulations to all of you on the growth of the historical rose line(s)!

Lorena (w/a Lara Dien)

Tracey Devlyn said...

Outstanding Nic! A huge congrats to you and Pamela and Paty.

Nicola, I am so happy for you.

Cheers to a new phase for the historical division!

smlgr8 said...

Well Pam is my editor, so that's fabulous for her. Congrats.

And wonderful for the other ladies also. Great news and much success!

Sharon L