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Dear Authors: The reviews in this blog are only personal opinions. I have absolutely no background in literature, writing or reviewing. I am a Librarian (actually a Library Technician for those who care OR know the difference) with a love for a good story. The opinions in the reviews are ONLY my OPINIONS. I am not commenting on the writers ability since well -- I am not a writer and never will be. If you are the author of any of the books reviewed here, my opinion is just that and not a judgment against you!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Day in the Life: Janet Murie from Scholastic

One of the first people I met when I began blogging was the lovely and hilarious Janet Murie from Scholastic - actually everyone I have met from Scholastic has been awesome -- hmm must get job there. She is extremely passionate about her job and  about books so you can see why I love her so much.  She is also one of the members of the Dewey Diva's

BTW, anyone who comments on any of the A Day in the Life series (over the year) will be put into a pool and I will randomly select a commenter to win a prize pack including some of the books/authors mentioned or profiled

Janet Murie
Job Title: National Accounts Manager, Library and Educational Retail Markets (Scholastic)

Education/Work Experience (that led to current job) 
My first job out of university was being The Special Orders Department in a university bookstore. From there, a job selling books with a commission agency. Now it is 30 years later.

Whats a Typical day like for you?
A typical day is driving to a library or library wholesaler in the morning, another one in the afternoon, and presenting forthcoming titles from new catalogues. In between, I field emails on my blackberry and listen to CBC on my car radio.

Have you ever geeked out over an author
No, but I have escorted some very fine authors. I was so scared of Robertson Davies I was nearly speechless for two solid days of having him in my car, and when I wasn't speechless I was stupid.

Who has been your favorite author to deal with ?  

Robert Bateman, hands down. Such a gracious, intelligent and interesting man.

Any advice for people who would like to do what you do?  
People think selling anything - including books - is all about talking. Listening is the most valuable tool anyone selling books can have.

What One book would you bring if you were stuck on a desert Island? 

Arg! One????

Cats or Dogs  - Why?   
Both! Dogs are joy on paws, and cats are deep thinkers.

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?
Lisa Simpson

Thanks Janet for taking part!


  1. Fun interview and job. Lisa Simpson, LOL!

    1. Thanks Stacy I laughed when I read that too -- Janet is such a lovely lady and very witty too