The Interview:
Michelle Moran

By Bob Frost, 2008

“Publishing is first and foremost a business. It’s all about the numbers. If you don’t have the numbers you don’t get published again – it’s as simple as that. Some people don’t realize this until too late. They come into the industry and write a book, and it doesn’t do well, and the publishing house doesn’t want a second book, and that person leaves the industry bitter and angry. So what happened here? What went wrong? Well, that person didn’t adequately research the industry.”

The bust is made of a limestone core covered with gypsum or plaster, according to the latest study. The crown sweeps off her forehead. She has a strong jaw. The whole bust is about 20 inches tall.