You know what? I think your article alone helped me decide that I won’t seek a traditional or hybrid publisher for my novel. Sometimes, the thought that has been lodged into my subconscious since I was a teen that I’m not a real writer until I’ve been traditionally published still lingers. I think that comes from a time when all there was other than traditional publishers in the “Writer’s Market” were a slew of vanity presses. I’m sorry you went through such headaches, but thanks so much for sharing! I’m sure your story will help a lot of people.

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Grew up with the laughter of Jim Henson echoing down the hall and the likes of Stan Lee darkening my door. Fiction is in my bones. Awkward humor is my maladie.

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