Friday, June 20, 2008

The Last Day

This is it: my last day at CFI. Actually, make that my last hours at CFI. Right now I’m living in that weird world of in-between where I’m not really here or gone, just…almost. It’s a very strange feeling.

I really will miss a lot of things about working here. I’ll miss working with everyone here—they’re all so much fun to be around and I have a lot of great memories. I’ll miss the author conferences and talking with all of you, and having the opportunity to work with your books. And I’ll really miss just reading your manuscripts. The very best part of this job is when I read a book that I can’t put down, a book that keeps me here late or that I have to finish over the weekend—the kind of book that sends me running to Lyle to demand we send a contract immediately. I’ll really, really miss that.

The final thing I want to say as an acquisitions editor is this: keep writing. I can honestly say that I have enjoyed working with each of you and fully expect to see many books from each of you in the future. I know you’ll enjoy working with Jeff Marsh, and with Jennifer Fielding, who will be taking over my position. They’re both very talented, and I can leave CFI knowing that Acquisitions is in capable hands.

Well, the next time I get on the blog, I’ll be just plain old me, and not an all-powerful editor. But that’s okay, because after all, who knows—I may get a chance now to write a book of my own now. ☺


Lyle Mortimer said...

Thanks Kammi for all your hard work. Your enthusiasm for discovering publishable work has been immense. What a great privilege to be involved in this line of work. I think the pen is the great hinge upon which the world turns. Now someone else will have to come up with something for the keyboard. Maybe in the future we can all help each other by coming up with great titles.

Rebecca Talley said...

Thanks, Kammi, for all you've done. I enjoyed working with you. Best of luck with everything.

Christine Thackeray said...


I think your awesome. We can't wait to hear your happy endings so keep in touch.

Aubrey said...


I will be first in line to buy your book when it comes out. :) Thanks again for everything- I'll miss you.

Randal S. Chase said...

Kammi, you're the best and we will miss you. Happily for me, I'll be able to see you often down here in St. George because you'll be just downstairs from my office at Dixie State College. But I won't have an "insider" to listen to my questions and gripes. You've been very patient with me as a new author. May God bless you and your husband always with success and happiness, my friend.

Anonymous said...


Thank you so much for taking a chance on "The Twelve Week Challenge." I so appreciate your help to get the book in print. Hope we continue to hear from you and what you are doing next.
Best wishes, I am cheering for you!

Emily said...


Best of luck with your new adventure. Thank you for your hard work at CFI and for helping me to get my book published. I'm sure you have a great future ahead of you--both in law school and the literary world.

Kimberly Jensen said...

Good luck on your new venture. It was a pleasure working with you!