This is a picture of the post-launch reading for FALSE MEMORY by Dan Krokos.
Among those pictured:
Jeff Somers who wrote THE ELECTRIC CHURCH that Dan read and loved long before he was a published author; and where Dan found the name of Jeff's agent.
Janet Reid (obscured) the QueryShark who found Dan's entry, posted it as "yup, that's how it's done" read his manuscript and called him on a Sunday night to sign it up straight away.
Joanna Volpe: who was one of several early readers of the YA novel that sold as FALSE MEMORY and one of the key readers who helped Dan get in touch with his inner 16 year old first person girl POV.
Suzie Townsend: who sold Dan's YA and middle-grade novels
Whitney Ross; the editor who bought Dan's middle-grade novel PLANET THIEVES.
Sean Ferrell: who along with Jeff Somers was one of the first writers Dan knew and guided his path. In other words, they showed him the best bars in NYC.
Brooks Sherman who showed Dan the bars Jeff and Sean hadn't discovered yet.
Beth Miller, Joe Volpe, Diana Fox, Sara LaPolla--all lit agents from other agencies who rallied round as fans.
Sara Seargent-an editor (but not Dan's) who also rallied as a fan.
This is just a few of the people who make up a publishing team: agent, editor, fans, colleagues.
And that's where you come in. No team is complete without readers! Join us!