Hi again! I’m Kira and welcome to my library-blog-bookshelf-notebook-space. I’m an international Jewish reader of wonder, splitting my time between Victoria, Australia and California, USA.

Who are you?
I’m a publishing associate keen on getting deeply involved in the publishing world. I studied all aspects of the publishing process while at university, but I am largely interested in editorial work and agency. To keep my editorial skills sharp, I worked on two different university publications: Hofstra’s Font and Windmill. I have assumed the roles of copyeditor, designer, and managing editor throughout my tenure at both of these journals.

Books have always been a passion of mine (my double-fronted bookshelf should be answer enough) and I want to follow that passion into a career but also into a personal hobby. Driven by my enthusiasm for books and publishing, I created this blog as an outlet for my thoughts, ideas, and opinions on various topics related to these interests.

What do you know about publishing?
As a student and young professional, I am constantly learning and taking time to explore new avenues of creation. I seek out new opportunities no matter where I am and dive head-first into these new experiences.

My writings and opinions about publishing are formed from my experiences as a part of a university literary journal, my internships, and from my publishing courses. (These opinions also come from being an avid reader and consumer of published media.) What I know is by no means comprehensive, and I’m certain that there are hundreds of people who know better than I do. I intend to put myself out there and learn from them.

What’s your favourite genre?
Science fiction will likely always be my number one, but fantasy and historical fiction are close seconds. Megan O’Keefe, Ann Leckie, Claudia Gray, Essa Hansen…all these authors and more are apart of my foray deeper into the world of sci-fi.

Beyond sci-fi, I maintain a love for historical fiction, humor/comedy, and literary fiction.

What’s your favourite book?
I can never pick just one, so here are a few of my favorite titles: