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Holly West

New York, NY




Senior Editor at Swoon Reads and Feiwel & Friends. Giant geek. Dedicated fangirl. Half-Elven Rogue Cleric. Also answers to That-Girl-Who-Reads-A-Lot.

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Friday, April 17th, 2020

A Note to Writers in Quarantine

Many people think that editors spend most of their time by themselves reading and marking up manuscripts with red pencils. And we do get to do that. Occasionally. Our job is about books, and it does require reading and editing and spending time lost in stories. But books are written by people, and being an editor means spending a lot … Read More


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Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Fables, Legends, and Myths: Building Your World's Folklore

“There's always a story. It's all stories, really. The sun coming up every day is a story. Everything's got a story in it. Change the story, change the world.” —Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky As readers and writers and book-lovers, we know that stories are important. Stories and legends and myths are how we make sense of the … Read More


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