June 24, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Behind the Scenes

Wondering what the inside of the First Second offices look like?

Here’s a glimpse at what’s in my cube.

First (and most importantly): the bookshelf.  It is currently slightly overflowing, a clear sign that mailings are in my future.

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Here’s the two-sides view of my cube.  (You can see I have the draft for this blog open on my computer screen.)

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Here’s a close-up of one side.  It is an excellent cube, for the most part!  Though I worry that the plant is getting out of hand.

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And here is the other side, which includes more cups of tea than did the previous one.

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The ‘what I’m reading now’ pile on my desk — Holly Black’s The Coldest Girl in Coldtown and Lois McMaster Bujold’s Cryoburn.

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Secondary seating: the large red ball.  It is currently surrounded by Battling Boy-related bags.  And that’s a Jon Chad poster on the wall.

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And here’s the outside of my cube — nonetheless filled with things!  You guys, the Six Degrees of Francis Bacon poster that Idiots Books does (that is on this wall) is super!  I recommend it to you all.

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And the other exterior wall to the right of the cube-outside you were previously looking at.  Contents include: a poster about going to prison when you’re a teen by Danica Novgorodoff, a New Yorker cover by Luke Pearson, original art by John Allison and Ben Hatke’s daughter, and other cool things!

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Thanks for coming to visit!

3 Comments on “ At the Office with Gina Gagliano ”

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