Christine Pride joined Simon and Schuster in 2016. She spent more than a decade as an editor at various corporate imprints including Doubleday, Broadway, Crown and Hyperion, and then, most recently, struck out on her own for a wonderful three year stint as a freelance editor and ghostwriter. Both in house and as a freelancer she’s worked with a variety of established and debut writers and has published many New York Times bestsellers and critically acclaimed books. Since arriving at S&S Christine has acquired a range of projects including Dear World, a memoir by eight-year-old Syrian refugee and Twitter activist, Bana Alabed, Inventing Joy by business dynamo Joy Mangano, No One Tells You This, a memoir by Glynnis MacNicol, and Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win, a novel by journalist and bestselling author Jo Piazza. Christine acquires contemporary, literary and upmarket/book club fiction. She’s especially drawn to voice-drive novels, high concept premises and books that explore the terrain of family, relationships, friendship, coming of age, and race/culture. She also acquires memoir—inspirational stories are a special passion– as well as select narrative non-fiction that explores race, pop culture, women’s issues. Overall she’s a sucker for any book that offers a distinctive point of view, sparks reflection, starts a conversation, and resonates with women. Though she does spend a lot of time reading, she’s also an unabashed television aficionado. Christine attended the University of Missouri’s broadcast journalism program and worked in non-profit management before embarking on a career in book publishing.
Sample Titles or Authors
Commercial Fiction, Family Saga, Literary Fiction, Multi-Cultural, Upmarket Women’s Fiction
Adventure/True Story, Cultural/Social Issues, Current Affairs, Dating/Relationships, Memoir, Multi-Cultural, Narrative, Pop Culture, Women’s Concerns
Historical Fiction, Humor/Satire, Short Story Collections
Investigative Journalism, Politics, Travel