Thanks for commenting back. Between then and now, I heard back from someone at the Bellwether regarding my submission questions. I've got other questions that relate to my writing itself that I'll share only with my "realworld" group, because the Bellwether requires anonymity. Thanks for your time, and best wishes.
I just read the article about your Bellwether Award, WOW! Congratulations. If Running the Rift is anything like Love Letters, you deserve it (your Rwanda stories in Love Letters were among my favorites, so I'm very curious about the book now).
This quote: “In my writing, what has always mattered most is to carry the human consequences of injustice to the reader’s heart and thus in some small way, bring healing." struck a nerve with me. I'm finding this is one of the major themes of my writing also.
I also saw that you're an Antioch alum, which is a school that's on my MFA application list. It's a small world! I'm so glad to see that you're doing incredibly well. Congrats and continued success to you!
Hi Ms. Benaron! I'm not sure if you remember me, but we corresponded a little after I reviewed your book in the UMKC U-News. I still pull down Love Letters from a Fat Man when I'm feeling a little melancholy or am just in the mood for a good read. I didn't know you published another book--I'll definitely have to check it out!