Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Is a book in Jill Carroll's future?

That's what various literary agents are saying. Those sentiments are echoed by Jay Jostyn, communications manager for Jill's employer, The Christian Science Monitor. "There’s a great deal of interest in her story, from both media and literary agents," Jostyn says, adding that for the moment, Jill isn't granting any interviews and is instead spending time with her family and trying to recover from her ordeal. At some point in the near future, Jill will be telling her story to The Monitor in either a first-person account or in a story written by another of the paper's reporters. The piece may be a single story or a series that will run over the course of several days. And as for the inquiries, Jostyn is passing them along to Jill and her family.

An article in The New York Observer takes a close look at the people who make their living trying to get newsmakers to sign book and movie deals, including the approaches they use and the subjects they wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole.

As far as Jill writing a book, and I don't mean this at all as a criticism, I think it will happen sooner rather than later.

* Source: Romenesko


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