Christine Pride

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

Dear Worlds, Bana Alabed
No One Tells You This, Glynnis MacNicol
The Incredible True Story of Blondy Baruti

Specialize in

Fiction

Commercial Fiction, Family Saga, Literary Fiction, Multi-Cultural, Upmarket Women’s Fiction

NONFICTION

Adventure/True Story, Cultural/Social Issues, Current Affairs, Dating/Relationships, Memoir, Multi-Cultural, Narrative, Pop Culture, Women’s Concerns

Consider

fiction

Historical Fiction, Humor/Satire, Short Story Collections

NONFICTION

Investigative Journalism, Politics, Travel