Still in Square One

I need your help! Please read the first chapter and email me your comments.

For a year my novel The Whole Plot's Crazy sat on the desk of an editor at a traditional publisher. I know the publishing industry moves at a snail's pace, so I only called the editor 3 times during that year. I was always told, "The book is here on my desk."  I was assured it had not fallen into the deadly slush pile, however my hoped waned as the year progressed.

Last month I met the editor at a writer's conference. He said, "I am no longer in the publishing business." So my book languished for a year, and I  am now in the same place I was 13 months ago: frustrated, discouraged, and without hope of a published.  I will be forever grateful if you provide me feedback and will mention you in the acknowledgements when, not IF I am published.

Be at BETA reader, help an author. Many thanks.

Authors Amy Willman and Rebecca Willman Gernon. Contact me.


Rebecca Gernon will be at the Louisiana Book Fair, Saturday, October 29, 2017 selling Amy Signs at a table sponsored by The Southern Christian Writers Guild. I'd love to meet my readers.  If you purchased your copy of Amy Signs on line, bring it and I will autograph it for you.

If you are a struggling writer, consider joining the Writers Guild for moral support and uplifting critiques. Guild writers believe their writing is a gift from God. They write fiction and nonfiction that would be pleasing to God.

Amy Signs, a Mother, Her Deaf Daughter andTheir Stories  marks a signature departure from other books about raising a Deaf child, because the story is told from two perspectives: that of the hearing parent and of the Deaf child. The book provides help and hope to parents who are raising any special needs child, not just a Deaf child.

One reader commented "Amy Signs should be titled, Everything You Wanted to Know About Deafness But Were Afraid to Ask."

Should all Deaf and their families learn ASL? "Yes!" Amy says. Read her reasons in Amy Signs.

Amy Signs will encourage parents of a child with any disability, not just deafness.

Read Amy Signs at your library or buy a  copy at bookstores or online.