Charleston Connection: I went to a very small college, but what we lacked in size we made up for in spirit, especially during basketball season. My sophomore year—the year my tiny school made a thrilling Stephen Curry-led run through the NCAA tournament—my friends and I drove down to Charleston to watch our friends on the basketball team win the conference championship game against CofC. It was a terrific night with good friends in a beautiful city.
Elizabeth Lacks is an editor at St. Martin’s Press, where she has worked for four years. She works primarily on crime fiction and narrative nonfiction. Upcoming books include Ausma Zehanat Khan’s debut mystery THE UNQUIET DEAD and Eunsun Kim’s haunting memoir of growing up in and escaping North Korea, A THOUSAND MILES TO FREEDOM: MY ESCAPE FROM NORTH KOREA.
Looking for: She is especially interested in character- and voice-driven mystery and suspense, and stories that are emotionally engaging. She is also looking for historical and Southern novels. On the nonfiction side, she is looking primarily for memoir with a strong voice and compelling story.