For months now people who have published books have described to me the sheer ecstasy of seeing their books for the first time and holding them in their hands like a precious carving hewn from sheer hard work and imagination.
Alas, Laughed till they Cried arrived without ceremony and I wasn’t ready to give the books a proper welcome.
When the phone rang one recent morning at 6:53 a.m. both my husband and I groaned. In our experience, good news arrives at civilized hours—b
What all started as a bit of a lark has developed into a real, honest to goodness novel. No one is more surprised than me!
As my first novel is rolling off the presses, I emerge from the whole experience with a new and profound respect for those who make their living writing books and trying to get them published.
Writing it was the easy part. Getting a book published these days with the publishing business undergoing major change and agents and publishers fighting to sur