Onward and Upward: New Roles and New Hats

I've had a lovely time as Executive Editor of Wayside Press, the general market imprint of Written World Communications, but it's time to hang up that hat as I move forward into new roles. Two of my books release this summer, I've more on the hard drive in need to tweaking, and I'm a soon-to-be grandmother. There's only so much time in a day and only so much energy given to each of us. I've loved working with Wayside's authors, and I know I'll miss interacting with all the new ones who will be showing up at the imprint's door. But none of us is expendable, and if we try to do too much, none of it will be done well. So, to those authors I've met at conferences who had hoped to submit to me, I'm sorry. But I'm sure someone else will take up the slack. And I'd still like to hear from you, to encourage you in your work and to gather encouragement from you!
Editor Hat

Editor Hat

The Editor becomes: Admiral of Sea Venture as we take to the water again with Michael and Mama and our trip north! Not a flattering photo, but very real as I maneuvered us into Bahia de la Paz, Mexico.
At Sea Venture's Helm

At Sea Venture's Helm

And this, sailing my little boat on jaunts out to Cape Lookout:
Sailing Puff

Sailing Puff

And this! The author gets to have some fun.
The Author

The Author

As soon as I have pictures that include the grandmother role, I'll let you know!  

15 Thoughts on “Onward and Upward: New Roles and New Hats

  1. You’re beautiful in all your hats. Sorry to see you leave Wayside, but God has some wonderful things in store for you.
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  2. And for you, my dear Assistant Editor! Who knows what hat you’ll next be wearing!

  3. Congratulations on all fronts, Normandie! Can’t wait to see the Grandma pics!

    • I can’t either, Lynne! I have a file on my desktop of the ultrasound pics so far. The file is called Our Baby. My mama, at 85, is over the moon with the idea of a great-grand on the way! So, we’ll get pictures of her at the same time.

  4. Sounds like you are going to have a lovely time with your new roles – wishing you lots of fun!
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  5. Thank you, Marina Sofia! Looking forward to it all.

  6. Steph on 10 April, 2013 at 3:20 PM said:

    Wait, north? How far north? Is there a chance I may lay eyes on you?!
    ~Steph

  7. Sounds like the perfect move for you, more time for your own writing and your growing family. Congratulations of the coming little one. Grandchildren are so precious. There’s nothing else like it!
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    • Deborah, picture it. We’ll be on Sea Venture, lumbering up the ICW, with the birth ahead and stops to share books on the way. My mama is so excited, she can’t stop talking about it!

      Thank you for your encouragement!

  8. Good luck on all your new ventures!!
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  9. So happy to have met you via Writer Unboxed, thank you for your thoughtful comments. Just came by to have a look at your blog, and wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS on your new direction and the grandbaby, too. So exciting!
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    • Thank you, Julia. So glad to meet you, too. I adore Writer Unboxed, both on Facebook and on the blog. Hope to meet many of our Tribe as I travel this summer and fall!

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