Ava Russell begins her summer internship with Swenson Book Development LLC, on Tuesday after Memorial Day weekend. She is an English literature major at SUNY Geneseo. Last summer she interned as an editorial assistant for Fresh Dirt Ithaca magazine. Copyeditor for her college newspaper, The Lamron, Ava Russell also tutors fellow Geneseo students in writing. Spring semester in London gave her a permanent travel bug, an endless craving for jacket potatoes, and a slightly better understanding of British satire. It has also deepened her appreciation for the calm and clean water of her hometown in Upstate New York. Fascinated with books before she could walk, Ava is particularly drawn to stories that provoke questions and debate. She has a strong interest in the visual arts and loves when books, like abstract paintings, leave her perplexed and contemplative.
Look for Ava’s contributions to the next issue of our e-newsletter.With her love of books, and career objectives in publishing, Ava Russell joins the team of Swenson Book Development LLC for the summer working with authors and on new products and services to assist writers.
Plans are in the works for Swenson Book Development LLC to offer additional author guides and workbooks, seminars, webinars and podcasts in the coming months.
In the pre-dawn hours of February 18, 1942, three American warships zigzagged in convoy along the south coast of Newfoundland. Caught in a raging blizzard, the three ships ran aground on one of the most inhospitable stretches of coastline in the world—less than three miles apart, within eight minutes of each other. The Wilkes freed herself. The Truxton and Pollux could not. Fighting frigid temperatures, wild surf, and a heavy oil slick, a few sailors, through ingenuity and sheer grit, managed to gain shore—only to be stranded under cliffs some 200 feet high. From there, local miners mounted an arduous rescue mission. In Hard Aground, based onRead more…