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Beyond Sitcom by Antonio Savorelli

Congratulations to my friend, client, and Web designer Antonio Savorelli, whose book Beyond Sitcom: New Directions in American Television Comedy has just come out from McFarland! This comparative semiotic analysis of four American TV shows is a translation and new edition of a book Antonio published in Italian several years ago. I copyedited the translation before it went to production. You can read more about the work through this main site, which will direct you to related sites where you can buy it:


Raggedy Chan Named Best Juvenile Fantasy

Congratulations to my client Camille Picott, author of Raggedy Chan, a beautifully written and illustrated children’s novel that was just named Best Juvenile Fantasy by the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association! Raggedy Chan is the story of a Chinese princess who travels to America to rescue her dragon and meets many interesting friends along the way. The novel is a frame tale, structured a la 1001 Nights or The Canterbury Tales. It was my honor to copyedit Camille’s book in 2008. »

Lorraine M. Lopez a Finalist for PEN/Faulkner Award

I am pleased to announce that Lorraine M. Lopez’s collection Homicide Survivors Picnic and Other Stories (BkMk Press, 2009) was a finalist for the 2010 PEN/Faulkner award. I copyedited the title story when it premiered in Alaska Quarterly Review volume 23, issues 1&2, in 2006. Lopez is an English professor at Vanderbilt University. As a finalist for this prestigious literary award, won by Sherman Alexie for his collection War Dances (Grove Press, 2009), Lopez will receive $5,000 and be honored at a ceremony in May held in Washington DC. Congratulations, Ms. »