I first ‘met’ Anne Brooke on a writing forum, many many years ago. She was helpful to me, a virtual newbie, and she was friendly and generous with her advice. And I admired her writing (still do). She’s good. She’s brave, in both what she writes and how she publishes; she’s been down the route of traditional publishers and agents and she’s one of the few people who’ve self-published successfully.
And she’s my friend. And a trusted reader.
A few months ago she sent me a story of hers to read (she was looking for feedback). I loved it. I thought it was brilliant. I made a few suggestions (the best I could) but really it was a great story and didn’t need much work at all.
It’s called How To Eat Fruit and it’s published on February 1st. Click here for the details.
Anne sent me a PDF of the story this morning.
This is how it begins:
“For Nik Perring, writer and friend: thank you.”
which is a huge, huge honour and makes me very, very happy. And proud. And humble.
Thank you, Anne.
ADDED: And as soon as I posted this, THIS came up on my google alerts. How timely.