Carolyn Fireside (1940-2014)

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.

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2 thoughts on “Carolyn Fireside (1940-2014)

  1. She was truly a special person. Wish she was more understood. I will never get her. LOVE you always Carol

  2. My gift was in ” understanding ” and ” knowing ” Carolyn . An Honor to have a friendship such as the one we shared . Oh what laughs we had and what depths of consideration we endeavored . I will miss Carolyn very much .

    My reading and comprehension increased just by entering the room . Thank you .

    Rest in peace my friend .


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