Publishing industry professional Carolyn Fireside died June 20 at the age of 74. During her career Fireside was a staff copywriter and editor at such firms as G. P. Putnam, HarperCollins and Random House. She co-founded Pangea Books, a publisher/packager of fiction and non-fiction titles. And she had published four romance novels.
In addition, Fireside was also a ghostwriter, and an independent editor who developed books in a wide range of subject areas.
Authors with whom she worked included Jerzy Kosinski, Jay Presson Allen, Nobel Prize-winning scientist. Dr. Louis J. Ignarro, Picasso scholar John Richardson, James Michener, Dave Barry, Dean Koontz, Dick Francis and LaVeryle Spencer.
Barbara Krasnoff wrote a bittersweet remembrance of her friend on Brooklyn Writer:
She lived in a tiny apartment in a prestigious NYC neighborhood with a spoiled cat and more books than you could count. The few times I visited, she’d select a book out of the bookcase and force it on me, “You must read this!” she’d insist, ignoring my protests about lack of time and the other books I still had to get through.
Final arrangements are being handled through Frank E. Campbell – The Funeral Chapel.