This weeks Meet the Team offers a new perspective from Cubicle 7’s Editor Síne. Read on for more on working in the world of Role-playing Games and a peek into life at Cubicle 7!
Feeling restless and needing a new challenge, I knew it was time for another adventure. Wrestling with imposter syndrome (despite 20+ years in the industry) but trusting my gut, I decided to go for the role of Editor at Cubicle 7.
Plunged head first into a swirling trap door straight into the cobbled streets of Ubersreik, I’ve been chased by Greenskins, Beastmen, Goblins and Demons. I’ve joined many a cult and observed all kinds of crazy rituals; sipped a range of chilled brews and declined roasted rat.
With distant memories of home-made knitted multicoloured scarves, I’ve travelled in the Twelfth Doctor’s Tardis at break-neck speed; battled Daleks head on and hid from Weeping Angels. (Tom Baker, if you haven’t already guessed. I’m a child of the seventies after all.)
I’ve heard the tap, tap, tapping of tiny chisels at the foot of the Lonely Mountain; snuck into Smaug’s lair and got so close I could smell his noisome breath and observe his scales ripple with each rise and fall of his deep dragon breath.
Though a novice to RPGs, I can spot a good story with lots of adventures a mile away. So I’m happy to report that there are lots of exciting new titles on the horizon to cater for many RPG fans and newbies, including Age of Sigmar, The Enemy Within and The Twelfth Doctor Sourcebook, to name just a few.
When I’m not working for Cubicle 7, I’m either editing a range of books (mainly picture books as I have an MPhil in children’s literature), ghostwriting books, reviewing books, researching text, recommending books or guiding students on how to write books. I drink a lot of tea and coffee! I also require plenty of fresh air to walk off the caffeine, so I bring my ferocious hound for long walks, and watch in wonder as toddlers and old ladies attempt to scoop her up as she passes by causing a sensation on busy Dublin streets – without even a backward glance. We live in a house with very high ceilings to accommodate our towering teens (they get their height and hair from their father’s side, and their curiosity and chatter from mine).
Inspired by the awesome books I’ve edited so far, I’m now working on my Suitable Skills hoping to perfect my Charm, Entertain (Speeches), and Leadership, while honing my Talents like Commanding Presence, Inspiring, Master Orator, and Public Speaker!
Síne Quinn, Editor, Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd.