Lori Cates Hand

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Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Trade Product Manager--Book Publishing
Location Noblesville, Indiana, United States
Introduction A 19-year veteran of nonfiction publishing, including Que computer books, Alpha's Complete Idiot's Guides, Frommer's travel guides, and JIST career books. Tweeting career and publishing tips and news at @loricateshand.
Interests Travel, music, dining out, gardening, parenting, writing, England, Italy, Scotland, literature
Favorite Movies Back to the Future, The Sound of Music, Amelie, A Fish Called Wanda, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Forget Paris, Pretty in Pink, 16 Candles, Star Wars, Napoleon Dynamite, Office Space, Monsters Inc.
Favorite Music The Beatles, Brit-Pop, Crowded House, Neil Finn, George Michael, Paul McCartney, Blur, Keane, Coldplay, Annie Lennox, The Police, ELO, Pet Shop Boys, Madness, B-52's (pre-Cosmic Thing), Adam Ant, Big Country
Favorite Books Pride and Prejudice, I'm Coming to Take You to Lunch, Bridget Jones' Diary, Take the Canoli, Diana: Her True Story, Wuthering Heights

You've written a hit musical! How will you avoid having fame go to your head?

I'll live in a one-room apartment over an Italian restaurant in Hell's Kitchen and eat nothing but Spaghetti Carbonara.