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#InsideDundurn with Shannon

Posted on August 24 by Kyle in Interview

If anyone is the authority on how to get published, it’s likely an acquisitions editor. So in that case, meet Shannon. Possibly one of the more glamorous jobs in publishing, Shannon’s job is to find and acquire books however she can. But unlike most people looking for a new book, she isn’t checking the local bookstore.

“Books can come from all kinds of places, really,” Shannon says matter-of-factly, “Literary agents, the slush pile, from any number of contacts. Sometimes authors that we’ve already published will refer others who are looking for a house.”

Laura H. takes over the blog today to talk about editing Stealing Time by Anne Dublin!

Laura H:

Whenever I begin a new project with an author, I take time to do some preliminary research on the topic — whether it’s social history, hard-boiled detective stories, or YA (Young Adult) fiction — in order to get a “feel” for my subject matter.

Today's blog post is from Allister Thompson, editor of Christopher Ward's new book Dead Brilliant.

 

Author Christopher Ward, as one of the original VJs on MuchMusic in the eighties, was part of the youth of a very large part of Canada’s population. In fact, and I’m not buttering him up here, he was my favourite. He hosted the Fromage show that collected the most heinous videos of the year and seemed to have a pretty cynical, measured take on the whole pop culture thing. As a noted cynic myself, I found his attitude refreshing.

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Today on the blog we have a guest post from Allister Thompson, editor of Metal on Ice.

Allister:

The Metal on Ice project was many years in the making. Author Sean Kelly has been a friend of mine for over twenty years — in fact, we were in a band together for several of them. Well, we still are, because the band never officially broke up!

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**This blog post is from Allison, Senior Editor**

What goes on inside the mind of a trauma specialist as he fights to save his patients’ lives?

Marc Dauphin was a civilian ER doctor and had been a reservist for twenty-seven years when he was recalled to serve in uniform again. His first posting was in Germany, where he helped to stabilize wounded Canadian soldiers before sending them home. The next year he was in Afghanistan, serving as what would be the last Canadian Officer Commanding at the NATO-run Kandahar Role 3 Multinational Hospital.