Faces of Publishing #2: Michael Homler, Editor, St. Martin’s Press

Michael Homler

Michael Homler is an Editor at St. Martin’s Press.  He has worked on a number of terrific books from the forthcoming JOE GOLEM AND THE DROWNING CITY by Mike Mignola and Chris Golden to Jonathan Maberry’s DEAD OF NIGHT and his Joe Ledger series.  He has also published Shannon Delany’s 13 to Life series, and the literary biographies HIDING MAN, JUST ONE CATCH, and JAMES TIPTREE JR.

Michael Homler

Alex C. Telander: When did you know you wanted to become an editor?

Michael Homler: Probably about two years into the job when I realized that it could be a fun profession and that you could get excited about producing books people love to read.

Alex: How did you get started in publishing?

Michael: I started out as an assistant and climbed the proverbial ladder.

Alex: What does an ordinary day look like for you?

Michael: It’s usually a lot of running around to meetings, putting out small fires, and fielding phone calls.  There’s some reading that goes on, but most of that is done at home.

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