Jaye Whitney Debber 

Editorial assistant Jaye Whitney Debber works with contemporary fiction, but she knows a thing or two about ancient storytellers as well (such as Euripides, the focus of this classics major’s thesis). A graceful presence in GFP’s Portland office, Jaye does it all: assessing manuscripts, pitching in on the production process, aligning resource partners, and acting as a general editorial girl Friday. And we all know how indispensable a good girl Friday can be!

Frequently Asked

THE LITERARY CHARACTER YOU MOST RELATE TO:

As a teenager, I really related to the angst, confusion, and youthful feeling of being “infinite” that Charlie experiences in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Thankfully, the book is less relatable these days.

ON YOUR BEDSIDE TABLE RIGHT NOW:

Balzac’s Père Goriot, Kerouac’s On the Road, Lucian’s A True Story (in the original Ancient Greek), and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (because my roommate found out I’d never read the series and is making me read it!).

IF YOU WERE STUCK ON A DESERT ISLAND WITH THREE BOOKS, THEY WOULD BE:

Life of Pi to give me hope, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest for when I started to question my sanity, and an anthology of Steinbeck’s short novels to keep me thinking and feeling.

FAVORITE COCKTAIL:

Moscow Mule

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Fine Print

Jaye was a founding editor of a creative publication entitled Homer’s Roamers, which focused on students’ experiences living and traveling abroad. Before joining GFP, Jaye worked on and off as an editor and content strategist for Providence Publications and also worked as a middle school and high school teacher.

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