When I confided to a fellow writer that my novel would soon be published, he told me, “You know, once your story goes public, it’s no longer yours.” I knew, on some level, that he was right. Still, I couldn’t imagine what it would feel like to have the words I’d so carefully chosen, the characters I’d brought to life, and the scenes that sprang from my imagination interpreted differently than I’d intended.
I didn’t have to wait long to find out.
When Bear Woman Rising was published in August 2020 during the Pandemic, I had to abandon my plans to visit book clubs in person to promote my novel. Fortunately, technology came to the rescue. To date, via Zoom, I have visited five book clubs as guest author in a coast-to-coast virtual tou...
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