It's a funny coincidence. Racing is a team sport. So is publishing. We tend to think of the driver as the most critical element and certainly the car would not go round and round without him or her. And when we think of a book, we focus on the writer. That's certainly where a book begins, in a solitary vision. And it ripen in the mind of the writer and comes forth into the world through him or her alone in dialog with the blank page. A very solitary activity. But the moment the writer turns toward the idea of publication, that individual endeavor aquires helpers. One critical team member is an artist, if the writer isn't also an illustrator. I'm grateful that Martha is willing to help. Actually, she designed the cover for my very first self published book, At Home With the Sun and gave it to me as a birthday gift way back in the early days of struggling to become a published writer. Her work this time is no less generously offered, but I am hoping with success, her efforts will be well compensated.
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