12 Days of Book-mas

BookEnds is holding a contest. Below is Jessica’s post for the day. To send in your answers: http://www.bookendslitagency.blogspot.com/

BookEnd’s contest:
Way back in the dark ages when I was in college (before cell phones, Google, and corporate websites), it wasn’t easy to find a publishing internship. I sifted through 1,000-page books to find companies that might be open to hiring a summer intern. I wrote to about 15 companies. I received only one positive response. Most of the other houses didn’t even have an internship program at that time. But Putnam Berkley was interested. They requested I travel from Penn State to New York City for an interview.

When I walked into the Human Resources office, I started to get really excited. The walls were adorned with blown-up covers of my two absolutely favorite authors. When I sat down with the HR director (right after my typing test — yes . . . on an honest-to-goodness typewriter), she asked me about my reading preferences. Bursting with enthusiasm, I spit out, “Well, I’m just so thrilled, because my two favorite authors are “Joe Schmo” and “Jane Doe” and I see that you publish them both!” The HR woman looked back at me grimly and just said, “Joe Schmo actually moved to another house last week.”

Oops.

Well, “Jane Doe” is still there, and with the same editor. So I was one for two, anyway.

Can you guess who “Joe Schmo” and “Jane Doe” are?

Total letters in answer: 21

Crazy sentence written with sixteen of the twenty one letters: Eat no red noon bats.

Good luck.

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