Years ago, when I started out as an HR Interim Manager, I was surprised and pleased with the way that more established people took time to share contacts, advice and practical support with me. After that, I always tried to help other people who took a similar, tough career choice. Many times I benefited in a roundabout way from helping others, so became convinced that the saying, ‘what goes around comes around,’ is absolutely right.
Fast forward many years, to find me as a total novice in the world of writing and book publishing. I looked around to find a few successful authors who might be able to assist me through the early days. This was long before I knew that the Alliance of independent authors existed http://allianceindependentauthors.org
Thanks to the fact that so many authors have websites I made contact with Beryl Darby via http://www.beryldarbybooks.com to ask her a specific question about sales of her wonderful book called ‘Yanis’ set in a leper colony on the island of Spinalonga, Crete.
I still congratulate myself for sending that question as Beryl not only answered it, but has been a font of knowledge and tremendous encouragement since then.
Now it is hard to describe how proud I feel that Beryl is taking time away from writing her next novel in the family saga that currently stands at 15 books, to review mine.
Of course, I will say ‘Thank you Beryl’, but somehow that didn’t seem enough, so I thought I’d place this post here so that everyone knows how much I appreciate her support.
PS – If you want to buy a copy of Beryl’s book whilst in Crete then I can recommend the bookshop in Elounda. John and Lynne will even make you a cuppa while you browse. https://m.facebook.com/EklektosBooks?fref=ts&_rdr