Walking on the Bones: Two Novellas
Joyce Engelson surely knows what she's writing about in Walking on the Bones as she spent 30 years as editor-in-chiefat top traditional publishers, editing and acquiring in all the genres. She's worked with Richard Condon (who called her "the smartest girl in town!"), Norman Cousins, Heywood Hale Broun, Irving Howe, Samuel Shem ("House of God"), Gael Green, Ishmael Reed, Baxter Black (renowned cowboy poet and novelist,) Max Frisch, Myron Sharaf, Hettie Jones, Chandler Brossard and that's well only the tip of the iceberg in a working career filled with many highlights. She acquired and edited: first contemporary comic captions book ("Captions Courageous"); the now famous Prizzi series by Richard Condon; one of the best selling sex therapy volumes of the 70's, "Making Love, How To Be Your Own Sex Therapist; first successful Assertive Training volume: the multi-million-copy "When I Say No, I Feel Guilty" (still in print); and the wildly successful medical novel "The House of God" (four million copies, 28th anniversary). She is herself the author of two novels -- The Silent Slain (mystery) and Mountain of Villainy and many short stories published in Playboy (First woman published!) ,Atlantic Monthly, Quarterly Review of Literature, Quixote
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