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REJECTION, a thousand times rejection. Why persist?

I read an article recently about famous books that were rejected dozens of times and went on to become best sellers or classics simply because that one publisher believed in the manuscript. Some ended up self publishing and found their way to film adaptations, some held on grimly to the hope of publication and submitted until it damn well got acceptance. In my time as a writer I have published through big name companies such as Cambridge University Press, small Australian press such as Wombat Books and self published through Amazon. So far my most lucrative and popular book was self published through an intermediary, Moshpit. It can often take years to write and polish a book, with heart and soul in every line. Which is why we try so hard not to take it personally when our work is rejected, not just once, but over and over. But it's difficult! Persistence can't run on an empty tank. At some point we need to refill our confidence to keep trying and retain our belief in the pro

First review of LETTERS FROM THE DEAD by Dawn Meredith

Letters from the Dead Dawn Meredith Dingbat Publishing (2017) ISBN 9781977720702 Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (12/17) “Letters from the Dead” by Dawn Meredith is a highly entertaining, fast-paced suspense novel featuring Delia Fox, a young adult with a unique ability. Delia is just your normal every day University student, until an accident at the café where she works changes her life forever. Chaos ensues when an explosion occurs in the backroom of Iggie’s Café, and when a young man perishes in Delia’s arms as they try to escape the danger, she realizes she can read his memories. As Delia begins picking up the pieces of her life, she finds work at another café and is hired on as a consultant for the Wintering Police Force where she teams up with Inspector Jonah Rainbird, using her gift to solve local murders. Not everyone appreciates Delia’s gift however. With the exception of Inspector Rainbird and Sergeant Blake, the cops despise her and consider her a meddler wh