Where do you work and how long have you been there?
I work for Penguin Random House. I started in 1990 with Bantam Books in the NY office.
Where might we be surprised that you have also worked?
I was Associate Professor of Theater at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX in the ‘80s
What do you like to read? What’s your current favorite book to handsell?
I love to read narrative non-fiction, clever thrillers, and witty, character-driven science fiction (like those written by my son, Michael R. Underwood). My favorite handsell lately is “This is Chance” (coming in 2020 from Random House).
Who are you when you’re not slingin’ books?
A husband to my theatre-costumer wife Becky, father to my teacher-daughter CeCe and writer-son Mike. And a slightly too intense Indiana University Hoosiers sports fan.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
Working with reps and bookstores to make sense of data to help them grow their business. And reading. Lots of reading.