Friday, April 17, 2009

First impressions

Upon hearing my trilogy was finished, writing friend, Fred, send this note:

They’re calling it “one of the greatest mistakes in publishing history.” In 1797, a publisher named Thomas Cadell didn’t bother to look at the three-volume novel. Instead, he declined the book and sent it back to the disappointed young author “without a word of encouragement.” That author was Jane Austen. The book was an early version of “Pride and Prejudice.”

I'm sure everyone in America knows who Scotland's Susan Boyle is. Her fan site says, "Don't judge a book by its cover."

Like everyone else with any sense, I cried for Susan as she sang. The song told her story well. Unpretentiously, she set the audience and judges straight on what is talent, real talent. It isn't a famous name, packaging, or handlers.

God Bless you, Susan Boyle. Best wishes and hopes that all your dreams come true.

One more time, watch Susan shine:

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