James Smale is a struggling writer that finally gets his book bought by an editor, who turns out to be Jackie O! The pair develop a surprising friendship that ultimately forces James to deal with issues he’s having with his mother, due to his depiction of her in his book. This novel is laugh out loud funny, but also profound and moving.— Tyrinne
April 2019 Indie Next List
“Steven Rowley’s new novel is exactly the balm I needed in today’s climate. Focusing on a young writer who discovers that his editor is none other than Jackie Kennedy Onassis, the book explores both romantic and familial relationships in a humorous and touching manner. Although the writing is wickedly barbed and the zingers fly at the speed of a 1940s rom-com, The Editor is so much more. There is real heart in the writing as well as real love between the characters. It’s a true delight and the kind of book people who loved Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine or Less will truly enjoy. Just be prepared with a box of tissues and your favorite cocktail (Jackie would suggest daiquiris).”
— William Carl, Wellesley Books, Wellesley, MA
About the Author
Steven Rowley is the bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus, which has been translated into nineteen languages. He has worked as a freelance writer, newspaper columnist, and screenwriter. Originally from Portland, Maine, Rowley is a graduate of Emerson College. He currently resides in Los Angeles.