So, the greatest thing happened to me a couple weeks ago! Ok, well not the greatest, but it's definitely up there with my top moments. There I was checking my Facebook messages and deleting the ridiculous amount of "crap" messages I usually get, when the name of the author of my favorite book appeared! Right there in my inbox was a message from Caren Lissner! She saw that I had listed Carrie Pilby as one of my favorite books and was letting me know that it will be re-released this summer with a new cover! I looked to see if this was some kind of "mass message," but to my surprise it was a conversation between only her and me. I messaged her back saying that her book is my absolute favorite book ever, and that I was honored that she would take the time to personally message me. She responded by saying that she was glad I didn't think she was intruding (Like I would ever think that). I told her feel free to "intrude" any time. I added her as a friend, and now I can say that I am Facebook friends with one of my favorite authors! Anyway, it was an exciting moment. Also please go check out her book if you can.
She also has some great advice for beginning writers. My favorite section was "Don't Give Up." As writers we must continue with the fight no matter how hard it gets.You can read all of her tips on her website. Below is the link to her site. Check it out!
Welcome! Racquel Henry is a Trinidadian writer who resides in Orlando, FL. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Racquel is a part-time English professor, the founder of the writing center, Writer's Atelier and is also the co-founder and co-editor of Black Fox Literary Magazine.