I have high standards, and I’ll shoot you straight, but my goal is to guide and inspire each author I work with to meet those standards and create a manuscript she can be proud of.
Page Turners is part of my "Literary Luminary" series, featuring insights on writing and publishing straight from the folks who do it for a living. Page Turner Marie Sweetman is an acquisitions editor at Wayne State University Press in Detroit, MI. She acquires scholarly work in the areas of fairy-tale studies and film and media studies.
This moving coming-of-age novel deftly weaves together a pivotal moment in Chicago’s history and one young man’s tentative journey toward self-forgiveness into a powerful exploration of loss, community, and the resilience of the human mind and body.