Success Stories Make Us Happy!

We’ve been extra-jazzed here at Business of Books headquarters the past few weeks, thanks to the successes of previous clients in Seattle.

This just in yesterday from Victor Rodriguez, who took our proposal-writing class at UW: “I just wanted you both to know; since I took your class, my short fiction has been accepted by three different publishers! I owe that success to you and the art of the well-crafted proposal. Thank you! What you taught us works like a charm.” We all know it’s tough to place short fiction, and we are thrilled for Victor’s success.

Anne McTiernan was in that same class, working on her memoir, Starved. Her book was published recently by Central Recovery Press to terrific reviews; beloved writing instructor and author Claire Dederer says: “Starved is an absorbing, and sometimes shattering, primer on abuse and resilience. Anne McTiernan mines her past to bring up the painful, real details that make this memoir sing—even as it breaks our hearts.” Wow. Congratulations to Anne!

Finally, our friend Geraldine DeRuiter, otherwise known as The Everywhereist, will see her memoir, All Over the Place, published in May. She kicks things off with an appearance at prestigious Town Hall in Seattle on May 4 (Seattle writers, you should totally come! Here’s the link for tickets.) You can read more about Geraldine’s path to publication here on our blog.

Remember writers, the process of finding the right match for your work can feel daunting if not impossible at times. But it DOES happen. Keep submitting and write on!

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