Christina Henry de Tessan

Before Christina even became a Girl Friday, we butchered her elegant, melodious name by affectionately calling her “C. Henry.” And in keeping with her sweet nature, she lets us. Christina cut her professional teeth writing and editing nonfiction, particularly travel books, but years ago she moved on from the thread counts of hotel linens and developed a grand passion and expertise for editing fiction. Indeed, novels are Christina’s specialty, from Central Asia–based spy thrillers to historical dramas, to contemporary women’s fiction and translations. However, most of Christina's time is spent in her role as vice president of editorial, where she oversees our collaborative editing and writing division and keeps our Portland office humming. Additional perk: Christina knows more about Paris than anyone you’ll ever meet.