The Seventh Day of Bookmas

  • By: Jessica Faust | Date: Dec 09 2010

Welcome to day seven of our Bookmas Giveaway contest. For those who missed the rules, hop back over to the November 30 post and give a quick read.

And of course, before we start today’s contest, we need to announce yesterday’s winner.

Yesterday’s question was: Who were the two “boy book” editors Kim worked for as an editorial assistant at Berkley?

And the answer is John Talbot (who became an agent) and Gary Goldstein (who is still an editor).

Congratulations to Amanda K. Please email your contact information to and we’ll get your prize out immediately.

Now on to our contest . . .

When I was an editorial assistant I helped my boss with a number of licensed books, books that were based on television shows or movies. My boss’s job was to hire writers for the projects, obviously edit, and work on the books and obtain all permissions and approvals from the licensee with regard to the books. That meant approval over who was writing the book, approval over the storyline, and approval over the final manuscript (among other things, like covers, advertising, etc.). My job was to spend a lot of time at the fax machine waiting for approvals to come through and sending material that needed approval.

During my five years at Berkley Publishing we published a series of licensed books that were so successful the show actually ended the year I started working at Berkley, but the books went strong for the entire five years I was there and, in fact, continued to be published long after I had started BookEnds. What was this series?

The winner will receive three novels.

For clues, check out these authors . . .

Lorna Barrett

Bob Phibbs, The Retail Doctor
Sally MacKenzie
Paige Shelton
Amy Patricia Meade
Ellery Adams
Angie Fox
Gina Robinson
Erin Kellison
Bill Crider
Elizabeth Lynn Casey
Bella Andre
Elizabeth Amber
Krista Davis
Heather Webber
Avery Aames
Kim Lenox
Joyce and Jim Lavene
C. C. Hunter
Cricket McCrae
Anita Howard
Wendy Lyn Watson
Erika Chase
Elizabeth Joy Arnold


13 responses to “The Seventh Day of Bookmas”

  1. Avatar Sophie Adams says:

    Hmm. This is a good one. Well, one of the hints is Laurie Petrie, which was an alias used by Dana Scully.

    So, I'm guessing X Files. Don't have time to double check and see if there's a book series of the same title because I'm shopping today. Have to get my guess in early just in case I'm right!

  2. Avatar Shannon says:

    My guess is Quantum Leap, hope I'm right!

  3. Avatar Z says:

    I am going to guess Quantum Leap too!

  4. Avatar Kaitlyne says:

    My first thought was The X-Files, too, for the same reason. Glad I'm not the only one who actually remembers that. 😉

    The other clues didn't match, though. Good figuring on Quantum Leap. Seriously, how did I not get that after the Ziggy clue lol?

  5. Avatar Colin says:

    Damn, you guys are fast! Definately ol' Sam Beckett and his holographic friend, Al.

    I miss that show.

  6. Avatar PatriciaW says:

    I can't believe you guys figured out it out so quickly! Had to find five sites among the possible ones that actually had clues up before I knew the answer: Quantum Leap.

  7. Avatar Avery Aames says:

    Well, well. At least there was little bit of time before getting this one. Patricia W, what five clues did you need? Just wondering.

    Mystery Lovers' Kitchen

  8. Drat! I worked so hard on my clue and then missed the 11 CST post time … and now the clue is for naught!

  9. Avatar Lorraine says:

    Yeah, that's what I thought! Quantum Leap.

  10. Avatar BW says:

    I want to say it's "Murder She Wrote".

  11. Avatar Kimber says:

    I am going to have to go with the majority on this one and say Quantum Leap as well, after reviewing and researching the clues. Guess I will have to see if I am (we are) right.

  12. I don't know if I'm too late or not, but it's Quantum Leap… 🙂

  13. Avatar wry wryter says:

    Roots !
    I haven't had time to read the clues, obviously,so I will just guess and I know I'm wrong, yes I am old enough to remember Kunta Kinte.
    I'd like to add All In The Family and Laugh In, plus Shin Dig but I don't think books came out about Archie and Edith and a bunch of skinny dancers.
    In the wise words of Goldie Hawn,
    sock it to me.