Friday, March 15, 2013

Hot Seat Friday - Editor, Sue Grimshaw

I met Sue Grimshaw several years ago before she became an editor at Random House.  She was then and continues to be warm and gracious…one of the nicest ladies I know (and no, she’s not my editor).  Today she’s answering a couple of questions that weren’t in her interview for the article with Night Owl Reviews Magazine (read the interview here

What is the biggest mistake you see authors make on the internet?
I think in general we all need to be reminded (me included) that the internet is not forgiving . . . therefore, be careful what you say as it can be distorted and used in a manner you never would have thought of or intended. My mother used to say, 'if you can't say anything nice, don't,' which now I think is excellent advice. Treat people how you'd like to be treated and remember, you are an author, a brand and your customers are everywhere so you don't want to inadvertently offend anyone.

In your personal life, what do you consider romantic?
This is a fun question -- bottom line just being with my husband, skiing, biking, or watching the Red Wings on TV, we both enjoy each other’s company immensely so really anything we do together is romantic :)

Megan Frampton
Here are some of the new titles/authors at Random House and the link to more.
Taking Shots releases is the first of the Assassins series releasing soon

Ruthie Knox


Rita Monette, Writer said...

Great advice from your mother, Sue.

Sharon Ledwith said...

Well, those book covers made my weekend! Cheers, Sue, and best wishes!

Sloane Taylor said...

Smart mom, Sue, and wonderful book covers.

Sue said...

LOL thanks Rita!!

Sue said...

Our art dept rocks Sharon -- I swoon as well with these covers :)

Sue said...

Hey Sloane -- thanks for your comment :) It's amazing how many good looking torso's are out in the world, they could be air-brushed, I don't ask, why ruin the fantasy?

Vonnie said...

Thanks Lizzie. Over the years I've heard quite a lot about Sue but never seen an interview with her.

Sara Daniel said...

Wish those torsos would make a stop in my neighborhood! Great words of caution for authors on the Internet, Sue.