Name: Sarah Rennie
Role: Marketing Manager
Company: Gecko Press
My first job in publishing was: Almost 20 years ago and an eclectic mix of sales, rights and editorial roles. Including trekking across London to sell London A-Z guides to market holders outside tube stations whilst at HarperCollins; granting permissions for books to be used as props on Eastenders at Time Warner Books; and writing back cover blurbs for erotic fiction at Virgin Books. My first and last editorial job!
I’m currently reading: Dipping in and out of JFK by Fredrik Logevall. Listening to Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin. Reading aloud I Want Spaghetti by Stephanie Blake with my daughter. Refreshing BBC Sport page for Commonwealth Games coverage in my hometown of Birmingham
My biggest career highlight in publishing has been: Touring Europe with David Sedaris. He was hysterical. And working on newspaper serialisations in the UK, it could be ruthless, exciting, fast paced – and often involved a bit of scandal.