>That would be Cheryl Klein, so dubbed by Time magazine in a refreshingly informative story about the forthcoming publication of the new HP. While the article about just how Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows makes it from Rowling’s manuscript to American bookstores is online, you need to read the print version in order to see the cartoon of Cheryl looking slinky in a swoopy Veronica Lake ‘do. One of Cheryl’s jobs is to serve as continuity editor for the series; all I can say is: yikes. This time around, she also had the responsibility of going to England to retrieve the second draft from Rowling and endured a hair-raising escape at Heathrow security: “Wow! You have a lot of paper in here,” said the bag inspector. Chills!
Not to get Cheryl in trouble or anything, but I feel I need to point out a potential lapse in security that occurred when we were in Germany together on an “editors’ trip.” Now I know, of course, that this was but a blind for some more secret purpose, and I have to ask:
Cheryl, what is in that bag and how could you leave it so casually untethered?