General details

  • johnnyWEbook

  • New York, NY

  • John Meils

  • Hobart College

  • English

In short

  • UPDATED: WEbook's former resident editor and book maker. I'm no longer with WEbook. I've left to pursue my writing. In the meantime, write to pen name "Krummie" with questions or concerns. She should be able to help until my replacement is hired. It's been a blast folks. Good luck!

  • The last manuscript I edited before joining WEbook was an autobiography by Olympic gold medalist Marion Jones called Life in the Fast Lane. In it, she claimed: “I am against performance-enhancing drugs. I have never taken them and I never will take them.” Having spent many hours with Marion at photo shoots, in her home, and working on her manuscript, I was absolutely convinced that she was telling the truth. So much, in fact, that I encouraged the book's designer to spotlight the aforementioned quote and put it in gigantic block letters opposite the passage where it appeared. Months later, just before the book hit the shelves, a slew of doping allegations were levied against Marion, effectively rendering the book dead on arrival at the bookstores. Despite her recent jail term related to her involvement in doping, I still believe that Marion is innocent. My claim to fame is that I might be the only person who feels this way.

My Favorites: Reading and Writing

  • Fiction: Humor/Satire, Mystery, Sports & Adventure

    Non-Fiction: Humor, Memoir/Narrative Non-fiction, Reference, Sports & Adventure

  • The Sweet Hereafter, by Russel Banks
    You Are Not a Stranger Here, by Adam Haslett
    Dirty Havana Trilogy, Pedro Juan Gutierrez
    It Happened in Boston, by Russel Greenan
    The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz
    Lush Life, Richard Price
  • How I Became a Famous Novelist, by Steve Hely
  • In bed, on planes, at work (oops), on the beach.
  • For 101 Things: "Sneak into Cuba," and "Change Careers."
  • Fiction: Humor/Satire

    Non-Fiction: Humor, Memoir/Narrative Non-fiction

  • Ignacious Reilly from A Confederacy of Dunces
  • Russel Banks, Richard Russo, Michael Chabon