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Holly West

New York, NY


Editor, Feiwel & Friends and Swoon Reads. After growing up in a small town in Southern Kentucky as "that girl who reads a lot," I ran away to the big city with the dream of working with books. After a brief stint in adult publicity, I decided editorial would be more fun and joined Feiwel and Friends as Jean's assistant in 2008. Then Jean came up with the idea for Swoon Reads, I signed up immediately, and here we are! I'm always looking for smart, funny novels, preferably with a bit of action and romance. Books that lift my mood no matter how bad my day has been.

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Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

The Big Misunderstanding Can Be a Big Mistake

Have you ever been watching a movie or TV show or reading a novel and found yourself yelling “Just TALK to each other already!!!!!!” at the screen or book? There’s a very common storytelling device where an ongoing conflict is created between two characters by a series of misunderstandings and avoided conversations.  It’s actually become such a pervasive ... Read More


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