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Mike Pinkston


David Michael Pinkston, marketing director of Louisiana State University Press, died of cancer on Tuesday, July 25, 1995.  He was 41.  Pinkston worked for two New York publishing companies before coming to LSU Press in 1983.   He worked with such authors as Pulitzer Prize winner Henry Taylor, mystery writer James Lee Burke, Philip Gould, C.C. Lockwood and David King Gleason.

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08/21/10 11:59 AM #1    

Jim Seigneur

Mike was a great guy.  In our senior year, Mke and I pooled our cash and invested in some Rolls Royce stock when they looked like they might go bankrupt.  We were sure the British government wouldn't let RR go under.  We were wrong.  As it turned out, we did make a few dollars on the deal, though it tooks years of waiting.  In 1986, it was Mike who, while working in New York for a major literary agency, encouraged me in my writing and made the first contacts for me to publish my novels.  Later he moved to LSU Press.

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