Interview with Heather Lazare - Editorial and Publishing Consultant

Interview with Heather Lazare - Editorial and Publishing Consultant

In this interview, Heather provides an inside look at the editorial process and how she got started, what the job entails, the Northern California Writers' Retreat, her favorite and least favorite aspects of the job, writing a good query letter, and much more.


In this interview, Heather provides an inside look at the editorial process and how she got started, what the job entails, the Northern California Writers' Retreat, her favorite and least favorite aspects of the job, writing a good query letter, and much more.

Heather's recommended reads are:

  1. In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss by Amy Bloom
  2. The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya Parker
  3. We Are Not Like Them by Christine Pride and Jo Piazza
  4. 84 Charing Cross Road by Helen Hanff

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Heather Lazare

Heather Lazare is an independent editorial and publishing consultant who specializes in editing adult fiction specifically: historical fiction, women’s fiction, literary fiction, contemporary romance, mysteries, and thrillers. She worked at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency and both Random House and Simon & Schuster before starting her own business in 2013. She is the director and founder of the Northern California Writers’ Retreat, a yearly fiction retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Heather lives in California with her husband and two children. Visit her online at heatherlazare.com and norcalwritersretreat.com.