Cheryl Klein, I learned first hand when she spent hours brilliantly* editing my manuscript, is not only an amazing editor (Hey there, Harry Potter) but a huge-hearted person as well. She and Arthur Levine have made a courageous young writer's dream come true. If you are in the Western Washington area, please consider attending a truly beautiful book signing: * I typically hate the horribly over-used B-word, but nothing else really fit as well there. They were incredible edits, no joke. She's insanely smart.
From Cheryl Klein's blog (http://chavelaque.blogspot.com/):
"Over a year ago, Arthur and I were contacted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation regarding a young Seattle-area writer named Stephanie Trimberger (who was 13 at the time; she’s 15 now). Stephanie has brain cancer, and her dream was to have her novel edited by “the Harry Potter editors.” Arthur and I read it and wrote her an editorial letter, and she began working on revisions. A year went by, and we didn’t hear anything more. Then last week, we heard that she had finished her book and wanted us to take one last look.
Barnes & Noble Pacific Place 600 Pine Street, Suite 107 Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 265-0156
You can RSVP or leave a message for Stephanie at the Facebook page for the event. Thank you!