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Author & Attorney Elizabeth Edwards Has Died

Lawyer and author Elizabeth Edwards passed away today after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 61-years-old. The Charlotte Observer reported the news.

She had written two memoirs: Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers and Resilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life’s Adversities. Edwards (pictured, via) entered the public spotlight as the wife of vice presidential candidate John Edwards. She worked in the North Carolina Attorney General’s office and at the law firm Merriman, Nichols, and Crampton in Raleigh. She also served as an adjunct  legal writing professor at North Carolina University’s Law School.

Here’s more from her book: “She’s one of the most beloved political figures in the country, and on the surface, seems to have led a charmed life. In many ways, she has. Beautiful family. Thriving career. Supportive friendship. Loving marriage. But she’s no stranger to adversity. Many know of the strength she had shown after her son, Wade, was killed in a freak car accident when he was only sixteen years old. She would exhibit this remarkable grace and courage again when the very private matter of her husband’s infidelity became public fodder.”

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John Edwards’ Aide Pitches Publishers

johnedwards1.jpgJohn Edwards‘ close adviser Andrew Young hopes to publish a book exploring his strange role in the 2008 scandal that ruined the politician’s hopes for a Presidential bid.

According to the Daily Beast, David McCormick at McCormick Williams is making the rounds with Young’s proposal. One unnamed editor speculated that the deal could earn up to $1 million for the political aide.

Here’s a description of the juicy proposal: “the book would chronicle the tale of his long friendship with the Edwards family, his attempt to help Edwards by taking a pregnant Rielle Hunter into his home to live with him and his wife, Cheri, and their three children, and the fallout when the press (and Elizabeth Edwards) caught wind of the plan.”

Broadway EIC Jumps to Simon & Schuster

C_427730.jpgBroadway Books editor-in-chief Stacy Creamer is moving to Simon & Schuster. Effective May 11, she will serve as VP and publisher of Touchstone Fireside, reporting to Free Press publisher Martha Levin.

Both Touchstone Fireside and Free Press will maintain independence between their respective editorial and publishing staffs. At Broadway Books, Creamer worked on Douglas Blackmon‘s Pulitzer-Prize winning “Slavery by Another Name,” and Lauren Weisberger‘s “The Devil Wears Prada,” and Elizabeth Edwards‘s “Saving Graces.”

Here’s more from Levin’s statement: “Stacy has a proven eye for high-quality books that have broad appeal … We are delighted to welcome a publishing executive of her caliber to Touchstone Fireside.”