How we started:
In January, 2016, Lillian McCloy celebrated her 90th birthday. For this momentous occasion, her daughter Johanna McCloy presented her with the following gift: she would transcribe, edit, and publish the memoir that Lillian drafted on her Selectric typewriter over 25 years ago.
Lillian’s manuscript was represented by a top literary agency in New York in the 1990s. At that time, online book retailers and ebooks were barely in existence, and memoir was not the popular genre that it is today. Lillian had also written her original manuscript under a pseudonym, making publicity prospects slightly problematic. Publishers enjoyed the book, but didn’t know how best to market it. Thus, her original manuscript was eventually boxed and put away.
With very limited exposure, her newly published memoir has garnered prominent author blurbs and rave reader reviews. It is also a book club favorite.