It’s a long road. I was rejected by 175 agents and publishers before I finally found one. It was almost 3 years before my first book was published. The first two editors absolutely hated it and told my publisher not to publish. You also don’t get many readers of “first” authors, even with international distribution. I’m in libraries all over the world, but sales are still low.

I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.

I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.