December 9, 2013
I knew about Vinita Hampton Wright years before I actually met her. I read her work and admired her from afar at writer’s conferences. I could tell she was a woman of great depth and wisdom. Then, the stars aligned, and I sent her some of my writing samples, and she liked them. I told her about a book idea I had, and she asked me to send her chapters. I did. Every month for about a year, I sent her chapters until I had enough for a book. And each month she would email me back and say, “keep writing, don’t stop.”
I didn’t stop. Her direction and encouragement were just what I needed to finish the book, and I will be forever grateful.