Christine's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Spring Break Roadtrip

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    San Francisco, CA

CHRISTINE CARSWELL

Publisher
Chronicle Books

“Make your own luck. Yes, a lot of this comes from luck, but a lot of the time, you can make that luck yourself.”

INTERESTS:

Business Education

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Experience Exploration Fulfillment Passion Dedication Hard Work Perseverance Choices Education Planning Desire

FOUNDATION:

Being Creative

TAGS:

books, creativity, discovery, education, english, impact, joy, luck, management, marketing, publishing, reading, sharing stories, speaking English, transformation, try something, work ethic

BIOGRAPHY:

  • She started reading when she was three years old, and she was always fascinated by the power of words.
  • Grew up in Scotland, where moving 13 miles away to go to university was considering “moving away from home.”
  • In Scotland’s school system, she had to pick her major right away and stick with it; as a result, she studied English literature with an intense focus.
  • However, even with that specialized study, she still had no idea what she wanted to do when she graduated.
  • She spent a year working as a secretary, because as a women of her class, that was the go-to entry level career.
  • After a year, she realized that she didn’t want to be someone’s assistant any longer; she wanted to go back to pursuing her passions for reading and literature.
  • Naturally, she was led into the publishing industry; she loves her current job as a publisher because it involves a lot of collaboration.
  • Chalks a lot of her success up to her Scottish work ethic; her school’s motto was, “Nothing without work.”

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