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August 18, 2009

Goodbye Summer, Hello Rebecca

Summer is winding down, and for all our efforts at escape, it seems we're still here. One of the nice things about working for InterVarsity Press is that, because we're part of the movement known as InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, which operates on an academic calendar, fall doesn't seem like an end so much as a beginning. The fall brings with it a burst of renewed creativity, starting with the blank slate of acquisitions for each editor and culminating in the late-October annual all-company meeting, where we come thisclose to a group hug.

We're feeling that burst of energy here at Strangely Dim in part because we've got a new contributor: Rebecca Larson, our friend and IVP's web editor. Among other things, Rebecca writes the Likewise Notebook, a semiregular e-mail update on the comings, goings and writings of authors in our Likewise line. (You can sign up for it here.) She also tweets and friends and engages in various other online re-verb-erations on behalf of IVP. In her spare time she occasionally designs nifty book covers (like this and this). I had the honor of DJing Rebecca's wedding reception, which I managed to ruin by playing the wrong track as she stepped to the dance floor with her dad. Apparently he's not as big a fan of hip hop (or ska or grunge metal or whatever it was that I played) as I might have imagined.

Rebecca is insightful and creative, and a whiz at Mad Libs. I hope you'll enjoy getting to know her in all her strange dimness.

Posted by Dave Zimmerman at August 18, 2009 8:14 AM Bookmark and Share

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Behind the Strangeness

Lisa Rieck is a reader and writer who likes to discuss good ideas over hot drinks and gets inspired by the sky. She takes in all kinds of good ideas as a proofreader for InterVarsity Press.

Rebecca Larson is a writer/designer/creative type who has infiltrated IVP's web department, where she writes and edits online content. She enjoys a good pun and loves the smell of freshly printed books.

David A. Zimmerman is an editor for Likewise Books and a columnist for Burnside Writers Collective. He's written three books, most recently The Parable of the Unexpected Guest. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/unexpguest. Find his personal blog at loud-time.com.

Suanne Camfield is a publicist for InterVarsity Press and a freelance writer. She floats ungracefully between work, parenting and writing, and (much to her dismay) finds it impossible to read on a treadmill. She is a member of the Redbud Writers Guild and blogs at The Rough Cut.

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