Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Kari's Kave: Gotta Have Faith!

I couldn't resist this post :-)

I am so excited!

I finally get to meet my editor, Faith Black, of Berkley Prime Crime.

She is just amazing. An author develops many relationships. Some of the most important are the ones with her critique partner, her agent, and her editor. I am a people person. It's really important for me to have a great rapport with the people in my small little corner of the world.

I lucked out with all three.

(Believe me, I've heard horror stories from people hating their agent or editor or not having any luck with finding a CP). My CP, Barbara Witek, is the same CP I've had since I first started writing. We work so well together and have really become best friends over the years. And my agent, Christine Witthohn, is the same agent I've had from the start. An amazing woman and good friend who works her butt off. And then there's my editor, Faith Black.

My editor is always there for me whenever I need anything. And I feel so comfortable being able to shoot her an email whenever I have a question or even just want to shout excited about something :-) She's not afraid to shout right along with me! She has believed in me from the start, has a great eye for making a story its absolute best, and she really gets what I'm all about...and likes it!

I have wanted to meet her since forever...and now I get to.

Faith Black is going to Malice Domestic this year!!! YAY!!!

Just 6 more weeks, and we finally meet. What should I wear? What should I say? Ha ha...I feel like I'm going on a first date :-) Seriously, though, this truly is the icing on the cake for me.

Just had to share...and now I will probably have that song going through my head all day, "Oh, you gotta have Faith..."


Anita Clenney said...

Kari, it is wonderful to have a good connection to the people you work with. Especially an agent and an editor. It would be a nightmare to have one you didn't work well with. But you're so easy to get along with. If there's an issue, it would have to be their problem.

Kari Lee Townsend said...

Awww, thanks Anita :-) You're so sweet!

Lindsay said...

Kari, relax and be yourself when you get together with your editor. You'll do fine.

Liz Lipperman said...

Think of this as The Bachelor on a group date since I will be there with you meting Faith for the first time, too. Who will get the rose???

We both get a rose since she took a chance on both of us. As for agents, I'm with you on this one. I love Christine. And Cps...I lucked out there, too.

We are so going to have a great time at Malice.