Kathleen Valentine is the author of a collection of short stories "My Last Romance and other passions" and two novels, "The Old Mermaid's Tale" and "Each Angel Burns". She has also written "Fry Bacon, Add Onions: The Valentine Family & Friends Cookbook - five generations of good eating", a memoir/cookbook of memories and 400 recipes from a Pennsylvania Dutch childhood, and "The Mermaid Shawl & other Beauties: Shawls, Cocoons and Wraps", a collection of her own lace knitting designs. Some of her short stories are available in e-format from HeartThrobBooks.com and additional knitting patterns from KnitYourTailOff.com. She currently lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts, America's oldest seaport, and is writing another novel, "Depraved Heart" and another knitting book, "Siren Shawls, Seaman's Scarves and Stories". More information on her work is at www.KathleenValentine.com.
This is a great suggestion. Rejection is a form of failure and the best success comes after learning from failure---picking yourself up every time you get knocked down and refusing to give up."
"My friend, the painter, got an assignment from her teacher at art school:she had to go to galleries and get ten rejections. She came back to class thrilled: the first four galleries she asked wanted to show her work. The teacher sent her out again.…"