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Interview with Kim Wiley: a voice of sanity in the process of publication

I first met Kim Wiley at the MFA program I attended at Queens University of Charlotte, NC (a brilliant program, by the way, should you need a recommendation for such things) where she dispensed her wisdom to us soon-to-be-graduates on how she had made a living as a writer.  Through her savvy, skills and talent, she has been a full-time writer for thirty years.  That just plain makes me happy.  So when her book, Your Path to Publication, came out I could not wait to get my mitts on it.  And I was not disappointed.  Published by the fine folks at Press 53, this guidebook on the process of surviving and succeeding in publishing a book is full of wit, wisdom and genuinely practical little tidbits of information.



I am re-reading certain chapters of it again as I craft cover letters and approach agents.  After a particularly slimy-feeling presentation on leveraging social media I pulled it out again because it makes me feel like I have a friend in the process: someone on my side, who has g…