Leslie Schnur was a familiar face around publishing for years, as an advertising and promotion exec at Dell and Warner, and later as editor-in-chief at Dell Delacorte—and now she's popped up on the other side of the table, as a first novelist. Richard Pine sold her romantic comedy The Dog Walker to Atria publisher Judith Curr, who won it at the end of a four-day auction. The deal was for world English rights, and Greer Hendricks will edit for publication in fall next year. It's about a Manhattan woman who walks dogs for a living and falls for the owner of one of them simply from seeing his apartment. According to Pine, it's "a very modern tale of romance, mistaken identity and enlightenment."
Volume 250 Issue 5 02/03/2003