Lemony Snicket Feature

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JS Online: Lemony Snicket's sticking to his story

"although "Basic Eight" was aimed at adults, it was set in a high school.
The manuscript had found its way to editors of children's books, and several asked if Handler was interested in writing a book for that market.
"I thought it was a terrible idea," Handler said. "But this one editor, Susan Rich, persisted, and to get her off my back as much as anything else, I said, 'I do have this idea, but I think you'll hate it. We'll meet in a bar, so once you hate it, we'll just have a drink and you won't have wasted any time talking to me.' "
They met, and he pitched his idea for mock Victorian novels for children. Very bad things would happen to three orphaned children.... ..."

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