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Self-Publishing to Traditional: One Writer’s Journey

For my writer friends asking how it’s going switching my memoir from being self-published to traditional publishing, I thought I might give some ongoing reports. It’s quite a journey for me, and a lesson in loosing up control. In many ways that part is difficult for me, but in more ways it is a freeing experience.

First, I have to say that the excitement of having my first book published by Seal Press (April 2013) is sometimes overwhelming.  It is the dream I had when I labored over the manuscript for four years. But, that’s not a new story for any writer.… Read more

“Like the Video . . . I Wrote the Book”


Great take on book promotion in social media in Times today.

#Seal Press “Nabs” Replacement Child #Memoir

Announcement of the sale of my memoir Replacement Child to Seal Press appeared in Publishers Weekly this week! I couldn’t be more excited! It will be published in the spring of 2013. Many thanks to my wonderful agent, Rita Rosenkranz.

Here is the announcement as an attachment: PW deal notice for Replacement Child.