G & T Show Shore Leave 2015 Coverage – Marco Palmieri
He first started coming to Shore Leave at the behest of the Star Trek tie-in authors as they kept telling him what fun they had been having and how great it was (and is) to connect with the fandom.
He makes a lot of decisions about going forward with projects. A lot of the projects he is closely drawn to are the ones that evoke an emotional response. What is an emotional evocation? In a way, it’s a bit of magic.
His most recent projects are with Tor Books, but he is constantly editing and has a number of books in the works for several properties, and not just the Star Trek franchise. The hardest thing for an editor to do is to actually find time to edit!
He originally got into the business as a marketing person for DC Comics. He became close to a senior editor and, when she went to Simon & Schuster, she was hiring a junior editor and encouraged him to apply.
When asked which of his characters he would toss into a holodeck program – he chose Elaine, a necromantic lawyer from Max Gladstone‘s Craft Sequence, into the world of Dixon Hill! He thought she would chew the scenery and have fun going after the bad guys.
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She's also a published author (Untrustworthy, published by Riverdale Avenue Books; QSF Discovery 2 Anthology, published by Mischief Corner Books; and The Longest Night Watch Anthology 1 & 2, published by Writers Colony Press), and a prolific fan fiction writer. You can find her adding her fanfiction to our forums, or live tweeting our show.
We understand that she can be bribed with pie.