Day #2 of My Quirkternship

20160106_170657.jpgMy second day was filled with work. But getting to the work–as I am hoping will not be a pattern–had some obstacles.

I went out to my car, thinking, I’ll just start this up, let it warm up for twenty minutes or so, scrape off the ice and head on my way. Except my doors were frozen shut. And after pouring some hot water on all of the doors the only one I could get open was the back driver’s side door. So, I climbed through and up to the front seat, started my car, and then body slammed my door until it opened.

But the fun doesn’t stop there!

I couldn’t find my scraper, so I scraped all my windows with a credit card. Which took a long time. When I finally got on the road, I was stuck behind a school bus. Because if we’re going to keep me from getting somewhere we’ve got to go big, yellow, and slow or go home.

The obstacles continued and I got to the station in time to watch the 8:30am take off. So I took the 8:45am and made it to Quirk at 9:20am.

20160106_170426.jpgWhich as we all know from my last post is just fine.

But seriously. If the universe could just stop trying to keep me from this that’d be awesome.

In any case, I got there ten minutes early and went straight to work packaging ARCs. There weren’t very many today.

And then I began drafting/formatting some blog posts-which I think we all know I’ve got down pat between this site, Round Robin Writes, and the blog I’m helping my mother with about our dogs: A Tail of Two Sisters.

I also attended a meeting discussing the upcoming social media campaigns and let me just tell you how everyone gets along like this company was started by people who’ve known each other for 20 years. Everyone jokes and laughs and gets ideas out there without feeling or being rejected. It was nice to see that and be a part of it.

For most of the day I worked on the blog post drafts and adjusted some images and even made a printable for Quirk’s 2016 Reading Challenge.


(That image is not the printable) I also began setting up a SchoolTube account for Quirk and began uploading some of the Science Bob videos.

All in all, I had a very productive day.

And I dressed warmer today by the way, so my walk, although brisk and more of a jog than a walk, was much warmer.

See you Friday!


By J. M. Tuckerman

J.M.Tuckerman is a neurodivergent writer with a big education. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, an MA in Writing, and a BA in Writing Arts (specializing in Creative Writing, New Media Writing, and Publication; concentrating in New Media Production), which she somehow managed to earn despite her three very loud and large dogs. Jessica was lucky enough to intern at Quirk Books and Picador, USA while earning her masterโ€™s degrees. Her service dog, Ringo, is very proud of all that she has accomplished and hopes to be on a back cover of a published book with her very soon. An avid reader, writer, and lover of young adult and middle-grade literature, Jessicaโ€™s bookshelf is overflowing with hardbacks, paperbacks, and a million half-filled notebooks. She is a proud fur-mommy to two lab/st-bernard littermates, a retriever-mix service dog, and one orange little hobgoblin cat, all of whom have made very audible appearances on the Booked All Night podcast.

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