• January 2016
    Hi Brooke, This was one of the most down-to-earth, useful and insightful summaries of earnings expectations I've ever read. Made me feel better about my first book, Off the Leash, and it's a good reminder to get out there with my next book &...
  • August 2015
    Brooke, good for you for getting so fired up and getting the rest of us riled up in the process. You are absolutely right about all of this. Here's what I want to know: in my heart of hearts, I do not believe that the traditional publisher can...
  • July 2014
    Hi Brooke, Great post today. I think you gave this topic very fair and thoughtful treatment. I went with a small, indy press in St. Louis for my memoir,Off the Leash, for the very reasons you set out - credibility, partnership, distribution. And...
  • July 2013
    Just catching up with newsletters after one busy summer. This post is a keeper!  Thank you Jean!
  • July 2013
    OK, so I guess it's time for me to figure out this Google+...
  • July 2013
    I've got to ask a stupid question here...I get that a book reviewer is someone who reviews books, but what is a book blogger?  Is that someone who just mentions your book in their blog?
  • October 2012
    I love smiling in the dark moments they are beautiful reminders of the feeling of joy. Looking forward to reading Off the Leash. Congrats Jean!
  • October 2012
    Jean--you're an inspiration to us all. My epiphany was when I was ill earlier this year and while looking through some old journals saw a notation from six years ago about how miserable I was in my job. Well, things hadn't improved & I realized...
  • October 2012
    Congratulations!  That sounds pretty awesome.  I don't know that I had an actual epiphanic push. (Yes, I made up "epiphanic").  Just a few significant things happening in quick succession that made me say, go for it, already. An unexpected death in...

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