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Dear Friends, Colleagues, & Clients,

Many exciting things have been underway at Biography by Design since our last news blast. We’ve been hard at work on several large projects, including two major corporate histories that will be published in the next six months — one of a Hong Kong-based multinational and the other of a U.S.-based renewable energy corporation. Also in the works are memoirs, a ghostwritten business book, and several editing projects. We can’t wait to share details of the finished products when they are complete!

Meanwhile, we are thrilled to announce the publication of the two works featured alongside other news below.

We continue to appreciate all the referrals from you that have led to terrific projects. Please keep them coming!

Abby Santamaria & Kate Buford



T. Rowe Price: The Man, The Company and The Investment Philosophy
For the first-ever biography of T. Rowe Price, the founder of the highly regarded global asset management firm, T. Rowe Price, Kate Buford assisted the author, Cornelius C. Bond, with narrative structure and editing, while managing fact checking and endnotes. Bond is the former president of the legendary T. Rowe Price Growth Stock Fund and is currently a partner of New Enterprise Associates. The book was published by John Wiley & Sons in March, 2019.


Sully’s Squad

Kevin Wilson signs copies of Sully’s Squad at The Book House bookstore in Albany, NY.Kevin Wilson came to Biography by Design with a rough draft of a young adult novel he had written based on the military service of his uncle, Salvatore “Sully” Fringi, a Sergeant in the First Infantry Division Combat Engineers who fought in the North Africa campaign during World War II. Abby Santamaria worked closely with Wilson to revise, rewrite, and edit drafts to the finish. Sully’s Squad is now available for purchase on Amazon.


Leon Levy Center for Biography Fellowship

For her in-progress biography of Madeleine L’Engle (under contract with Farrar, Straus & Giroux), Abby was awarded a 2019-2020 Biography Fellowship through the Leon Levy Center for Biography at the City University of New York. You can read more here about her fellowship cohort and their fascinating subjects!

New (L.A.) Associate: Holly Van Leuven

We are excited to announce our new West Coast Associate, based in L.A.! Holly Van Leuven joined BBD this year after publication of her biography Ray Bolger: More than a Scarecrow (Oxford University Press, 2019), which tells the story of the twentieth-century entertainer best remembered for playing the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz. She is an active nonfiction book reviewer for Publishers Weekly and has worked for several nonfiction publishers including Perseus Books Group, Birch Books, MIT Press, and Harvard Education Press. Holly has a keen awareness of what is required to produce quality works of nonfiction for trade and scholarly publishers as well as private clients. She has contributed tremendously to two major BBD projects that we hope to announce in the coming year.

January 28, 2020