Rejection is part of the life of a writer. I would say, on average, I receive 3 to 4 rejections each week from literary magazines, publisher, and agents to whom I have submitted my work. At this point, I’m mostly used to it. I respond kindly, track the query in my spreadsheet, move it to … More Rejection, my old friend.
There is nothing quite so affirming for an author as when you meet someone who has read your book and not only expresses their enjoyment, but who really got it. Since The Golden Apple’s publication in 2023 I’ve had the pleasure of attending 2 book clubs to meet some of my readers. This past Saturday I was … More Book Club Validation