Book Riot Live

Who’s Who at Book Riot Live 2016: Round 3

Jenn Northington

Director, Editorial Operations

Jenn Northington has worked in the publishing industry wearing various hats since 2004, including bookseller and events director, and is currently Director of Editorial Operations at Riot New Media Group. You can hear her on the SFF Yeah! podcast nerding out about sci-fi and fantasy. When she’s not working, she’s most likely gardening, running, or (obviously) reading. Find her on Tumblr at jennIRL and Instagram at iamjennIRL.

Ready to welcome the newest round of speakers to Book Riot Live 2016? Let’s get to it!

Jade Chang‘s debut novel The Wangs vs. The World is a hilarious road trip novel that also tackles race and culture clash in America — and you can download the first chapter free from Publishers Lunch! It’s part of the Buzz Books 2016: Fall/Winter free download.

Sona Charaipotra and her co-author and Cake Literary co-founder Dhonielle Clayton were interviewed by SLJ, and it yielded gems like “Brown girls want to make out, too,” and “I never saw myself in a book until I was 19. My daughter is five now, and there are still not many books for her.”

Sara Farizan told Mother Jones about her first crush (on Gadget from Rescue Rangers), being emotionally 17, and lip-syncing.

Think you know wine? Certified Sommelier and author Diane McMartin challenges you to pick out real v. fake wine brands on The Toast.

Culinary librarian Sara Medlicott Quiroz was recently profiled in Thrillist’s round-up of the 19 coolest jobs in food — scroll down to #15 to find out how she got her job.

That one time Aaron Sorkin gave Joni Rodgers feedback on her novel (plus, Rodgers’ thoughts on ghost-writing vs. writing your own material).