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Jay Venables

Ross Yoon’s literary assistant, Jay Venables, is just beginning her career in publishing. Reporting mostly to Howard and Gail, Jay helps evaluate submissions, copy-edit proposals, and scout new clients. She also assists with client and editor management.

She is an ardent reader of narrative nonfiction that examines contemporary culture through unique perspective and thoughtful critique with a healthy dose of humor. She loves when journalists write books, especially those of true crime. On days off, she likes to read new science fiction.

Jay is a recent graduate of the University of Richmond, where she earned a B.A. in English Literature and in Law and the Liberal Arts. She is a devout supporter of college radio and her alma mater’s station, WDCE 90.1FM, where she served as General Manager for three years. With a love for alternative music and a propensity toward vinyl, she enjoys expanding her collection of records, despite the limited shelf space among her books.

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