I love cafés—especially the ones devoted to coffees and pastries—where you can curl up in a comfy chair with a book, or mooch free Wi-Fi and catch up on email, or simply sit and sip in the company of good friends.
And the latter is just what I was doing in that profile picture of Becky, Susan, and me. I consider it no small blessing to call my fellow fiction editors my friends. Rather, it’s a huge blessing that after forty hours together, week after week, I couldn’t wait to get up “early” this past Saturday morning and meet my coworkers (my boss, even!) for a day of shopping and fun. (Forgive the repetition—shopping and fun are synonymous, right? I think so!)
The friends I’ve made so far are the greatest blessing of working in Christian publishing. I’m still somewhat of a newbie, so I haven’t gotten over the thrill of being here. I hope I never do. I’m gratefully amazed that God has put me in the career that I’ve dreamed about since junior high. Back then I dreamed of a job where I could read, write, and edit books that told great stories and pointed to Jesus. And here I am. What I didn’t even think to dream about were the wonderful relationships that would go along with those books. They are yet one more way that God has given “immeasurably more” than what I imagined.
And so, I hope you enjoy coming to our Edit Café. I hope that what you read here will encourage you. Most of all, I hope that as you get to know us better, we might build great relationships — preferably even friendships!