I just found this out, but I have to brag on my editor, Jeannine Dillon, who I found out made the Publisher’s Weekly Star Watch 2016 Honorees! She has been great to work with and always has a sixth sense about what the publishing world needs next before they know it! 🙂 Congrats!
Jeannine Dillon (pictured far left) Editorial Director,
Race Point Publishing Quarto Publishing Group, New York
“In 30 years of bookselling, I’ve only worked with a few people who have had the instincts, imagination, and creativity of Jeannine Dillon.” —colleague
Few can pinpoint their best day on the job, but Dillon can. It was the day she received her first thank-you letter from a cancer treatment center in Louisiana. The staff told her that patients and their families were more relaxed during chemo sessions when they were coloring in Color Me Calm, the first book in the press’s Color Me series. “That was by far my best day in publishing,” she says.
For Color Me Calm, published at the early stage of the adult coloring book craze, Dillon insisted on authenticity. She consulted art therapists to determine if there were shapes and colors that could actually make a person feel calm. Each image in the book was crafted both by the artist, Angela Porter, and art therapist Lacy Mucklow. The tens of thousands of copies sold in the series support Dillon’s belief that “the selling point for many is about finding tranquility.”
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