It's one thing to meet established authors after reading their books.  Very exciting (the cult of celebrity is powerful, no matter how we/I disparage it)!  It's been equally exciting, in a very different way, to watch as friends begin to establish themselves and make headway in the very difficult world of published writing!

I've had the pleasure, over the last couple of years, to get acquainted with Rachel Held Evans, a blogger at rachelheldevans.com/blog.  I think, when we met online, Rachel already had a book deal with Zondervan, but her experience reminds me of what a long process it can be, even after the "deal" is done.

I just received a copy of Rachel's book, Evolving in Monkey Town: How a girl who knew all the answers learned to ask the questions.  I haven't had a chance to do more than browse the cover and the first few pages of reviews, but I'll get cracking soon and follow with a review.

Have I mentioned that anything with the words "Monkey Town" in the title has already won me over?  I really dig monkeys.  Bravo on the title, Rachel!  And nice work on getting your first book out there!

1 comment:

tmamone said...

So far "Evolving in Monkey Town" is the best book I've read this year. And I'm not just saying that 'cause Rachel's my friend. it really is a great book.

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