Amy C. Spaulding, Editorial Lead
I grew up in a town called Sleepy Hollow. The Headless Horseman was our high school mascot. We lived a stone’s throw from Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and down the road from the Old Dutch Church. Every day, the school bus carried me over Ichabod’s bridge. Daily life was steeped in lore, and I grew up breathing the air of magic and possibility.
My first paying job was reviewing books for a quarter for my dad who worked for Scholastic. My uncle Johnny worked there, too. My grandfather was a publisher who befriended Ted Geisel and challenged him, with a list of 200+ words that every first grader should know, to write the ground-breaking The Cat in the Hat. My great-grandfather wrote children’s book primers and my cousin Martha was a long-time senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly. I have worked for celebrity tabloids and business journals, for libraries, in bookstores, and in publishing.
We “book people” — writers, readers, educators, librarians, editors, illustrators, publishers, and booksellers — find ourselves faced with great technological and cultural change. What remains constant is our universal need for good stories well told. At Sleepy Hollow Books, we offer editorial consultation, to help bring your writing and book projects to the next level.
Amy C. Spaulding; email@example.com