Yesterday was quite the treat. I had lunch at one of my favorite NY dives with Jack Fogg, my editor at Random House UK. The cool thing about meeting someone you’ve had a lot of online interaction with is that you pick up where a handful of conversations have already left off. This cat has had an amazing life already, and he’s only 31. The list of books he’s acquired and authors he’s worked with is stunning. One of his recent releases is the new Rod Stewart biography, which I’m dying to read after hearing what went into the writing of the book.
We ended up walking from SoHo back to Times Square, with a detour through the NY Public Library and a pub. It was fascinating to hear his perspective on the publishing business, what makes for a good editor, and about his own writing. Jack is the reason the UK edition is a tighter work than the original. He’s also the one riding my ass to get the next books complete, so the rest of you can ease up a bit if you like.