Name: Emily Crowe
Position: Marketing Intern
Hometown: Frankfort, Kentucky
Alma mater(s); major(s), minor(s): Georgetown College; B.A. in History, Business administration minor (May 2019)
Tell us a little bit about your position at the press.
As an intern I do whatever they tell me to do! So far this summer my duties have ranged from writing catalog copy and press releases to running UPK’s social media accounts for a week.
What’s one of your favorite UPK titles and why?
Creeker by Linda Scott DeRosier. I read it in my Kentucky History class at Georgetown College, which was taught by Dr. James C. Klotter, another UPK author. I’ve always enjoyed memoirs and biographies, as well as books about Kentucky, so reading about a woman growing up in Appalachia was really interesting to me. This was the first history class that I took in college and I liked it so much that I decided to get my degree in History.
If someone was visiting Kentucky for the first time and you were their tour guide, where would you take them? Any specific restaurants, landmarks, etc.?
Bourbon ‘n Toulouse for chicken étouffée and an Ale 8 would definitely be at the top of the list. The Kentucky History Center in Frankfort holds a special place in my heart because I volunteered there all through high school. Lake Cumberland or the Land Between the Lakes would be ideal for a long weekend.
What’s your favorite word?
Meander is probably my favorite word. It feels like such a relaxing, casual word and I think it should be used more in conversations.
Do you have a favorite font? If so, what is it?
Not to copy Jackie, but I really like Candara because it’s so simple and sleek.
Did you always know you wanted to work in publishing? When you were a kid, did you want to do something different as an adult?
The book industry has always been a big part of my life because my mom was the manager of the Kentucky Book Fair for fourteen years. My ultimate goal is to work in museum education, but this internship has been a great experience and it’s been a lot of fun learning about marketing. When I was a kid, I thought, and my family agreed, that I should be a lawyer because I never gave up on an argument.
What’s something most people don’t know about you? What’s a random factoid about yourself?
All my friends and family know this (and are probably sick of hearing about it), but some people might be surprised to learn that I lived in Oxford, England from January to June of this year. I was studying History at Regent’s Park College, Oxford. The best thing about my time there was the fact that I lived 30 seconds away from the Eagle and Child, the pub that J.R.R. Tolkein and C.S. Lewis visited every day for nearly thirty years.
If you could bring any fictional character to life, who would you choose?
Shawn and Gus from Psych. Their humor and friendship is something the world could use a little bit more of these days.
What was the last book you read? Would you recommend it?
Pride and Prejudice is the last book that I read. After years of my best friend insisting that I read it, I finally took her advice and I wish I had taken it sooner! Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books now and I would definitely recommend it. The characters are incredibly well-written and relatable, despite being written over 200 years ago. It’s the perfect book to read when you want to slow down and focus on someone else’s (fictional) problems for a little while!
Any hidden talents?
I can sing/rap all the way through Hamilton perfectly and from memory.
Name three things you can’t live without.
Ale 8, my dog, Maxx, and Parks and Recreation.