Publisher/Senior Editor at Entangled Publishing!
Liz Pelletier is co-founder and managing partner of Savvy Media Services, which owns Savvy Authors, Savvy Readers, and Entangled Publishing. In addition to running a successful online writing community, Liz teaches courses on editing, query writing, and contract negotiations. She has also held board positions for various writing associations, managed and organized several writing conferences, and hosted a variety of free educational workshops for aspiring and established authors. Although she served part-time for twenty years as the editor for a broadly-circulated, weekly industry newspaper, she ran her own successful freelance consulting business for more than twenty years, often hired to leverage technological advances and more efficient workflow designs to increase profit margins. She uses these same skills to oversee all aspects of book production and distribution at Entangled.
Eggnog or Mimosas? Are you old enough to drink? Mimosas unless the eggnog is spiked.
We’re also taking pictures with Santa. Please enter. Drinks are served by the elves in the corner.
What’s your favorite holiday and why? Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because we always spend the day playing games with the kids while the turkey is basting. And there’s pie.
Did you ask Santa for anything good? A vacation. He said it was on back-order.
What’s your favorite place to spend the holidays? We always travel for the holidays, so I’ve spent Christmas in a chalet in Aspen, on the beach in Florida, at the inn in Vermont where The Newhart Show was filmed, in a private villa overlooking the ocean in Mexico. Sadly, this year my kids are in Hawaii for Xmas while I stayed home to work. But next year it’s Greece!
What is your favorite Christmas memory? My kids 4th Christmas. It’s the first time they really “got” Santa Clause and could open their own presents. It took about fifteen minutes total. LOL
Do you have personal resolutions for the New Years? Anything interesting? For the last two years, I’ve worked some pretty brutal hours. First, getting Savvy Authors up and running and then this last year working to establish Entangled Publishing. I’ve promised myself next year I’ll spend more time with my kids, who’ve been so understanding that Mom’s laptop is permanently attached at the wrists. I’ve schedule surgery in 2012.
Why do you publish romance? Who doesn’t love to read a fun story that ends in happily ever after?
What do you love in running a pub? My favorite part of this business is helping authors’ dreams of one day holding their book in their hands come true.
What advice would you give aspiring authors? Treat your writing like a business. Always act professionally, be on time and prepared, and write the most saleable product you can.
Who are some of your favorite authors? Well, all of my authors are my favorites, of course! Some of the authors I personally edit who have recent releases… Kelley York has such a devastating voice, she can slay me with a single phrase. Jane Kindred weaves words together like poetry, constructing the most intricate and delicate worlds I’ve ever seen. Nina Croft makes me forget I’m editing every time I’m working on one of her manuscripts, they’re so exciting and fun to read. Jennifer L. Armentrout dishes out sexual tension like pie—and you know how I love pie, plus she can make me laugh out loud even though I may have read a scene five times already. Jus Accardo has some of the snarkiest characters ever who say and do the craziest things. Man, I love snark. Natalie J. Damschroder writes the yummiest heroes that you just can’t help but root for. And Natalie Anderson can make me laugh and cry at the same time.
What goals do you have for the new upcoming year? Sleep more.
What news would you like to share with your readers? We have a really huge announcement going out the first week in January, so stay tuned for some exciting news!
Where can readers find you?
- a. Twitter: @Liz_Pelletier
- b. Facebook: www.facebook.com/lizpelletier
- c. Website: www.entangledpublishing.com
- d. Others:
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