Treeline 2020 will provide each intern with a safe, real world, well-rounded experience with a publishing professional or team of publishing professionals. Our team works with internship hosts to design the best curriculum based on the company’s need with the intention to teach and share basic skills, with each intern, needed for possible entry level positions in the publishing industry.
Each intern will be assigned to one of the following organizations for a 10-week internship and is scheduled as follows:
June 7, 201 – August 12, 2021 (Monday – Thursday)
Each intern will work, virtually, 20 hours per week for 10 weeks.
Rockelle Henderson is the president of Rock Inked, Inc., an author consulting, marketing, and literary management firm. She serves on the board of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) and has previous led its communications and marketing committee. Over a career that spans more than twenty years, Rockelle has held positions at Random House, Penguin, HarperCollins, and Disney/Hyperion. She’s worked with authors such as Jacqueline Woodson, Karin Slaughter, Eriq La Salle, and Edward P. Jones, and on the marketing campaigns for books by Michael Crichton, Terry McMillan, Bill Gates, Stephen King, and Tom Brokaw. In 2016, she founded the Bluffton Book Festival in Bluffton, South Carolina, a literary festival whose mission is to increase literacy levels in the southeast region of the United States; while bringing together local and national literary talent to raise awareness and funds for two charities—the Literacy Center of Bluffton/Hilton Head Island and the Binc Foundation.
Latoya C. Smith started her editorial career as an administrative assistant to New York Times bestselling author, Teri Woods at Teri Woods Publishing while pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree at Temple University. She graduated Cum Laude from Temple in August of 2005. She then attained a full-time position at Kensington Publishing in March of 2006. In October 2006, Latoya joined Grand Central Publishing, an imprint at Hachette Book Group. For the span of her eight years there, Latoya acquired a variety of titles from Hardcover fiction and non-fiction, to digital romance and erotica. She was featured in Publishers Weekly and USA Today, as well as on various author, book conference, and book blogger websites. In early 2014, she appeared on CSpan2 where she contributed to a panel discussing the state of book publishing. From August 2014 to February 2016, Latoya was Executive Editor at Samhain Publishing where she acquired short and long-form romance and erotic fiction. She is the winner of the 2012 RWA Golden Apple for Editor of the Year, 2017 Golden Apple for Agent of the Year, and the 2017 Literary Jewels Award for Editor of the Year. Latoya provides editorial services and literary representation through her company, LCS Literary Services.
Thank you to Wiley for being the founding member of our Treeline 2020 Publishing Internship Program.