Today I celebrate a special anniversary. On this day, a year ago, my first novel, Neither Here Nor There, was published. I will always be indebted to the people at Crooked Cat Publishing for making that happen.

NeitherHereNorThereCoverLast month, I posted a poem based on the acknowledgements. Today I want to reflect on some of the things that have happened to me because of that event:

  • I met a wonderful group of authors, some of whom I have highlighted in various posts.
  • I joined Toastmasters and continue to learn how to give speeches.
  • I gave several online interviews.
  • I wrote several guest posts that were published around the blogosphere.
  • I read from my novel, first to the attendees of my offline launch party and later to a larger audience.
  • I took part in Indie Authors Appreciation Week, organised by Carmilla Voiez.
  • I gave my first author talk.
  • And shortly there will be a very special event that I will tell you about in August.
Indie Authors Appreciation Week Poster
My flyer for Indie Authors Appreciation Week

By Miriam Drori

Author, editor, attempter of this thing called life.

6 replies on “Anniversary”

Happy anniversary! Until you actually publish, you have no idea of the opportunities that will open up for you. I struggle with public speaking, but it looks like you’re doing well with it πŸ™‚

Happy Anniversary – and many more to come! It doesn’t seem like a year since this happened.

Happy Anniversary–I enjoyed your book πŸ™‚
It is an odd experience to read a novel where the setting is so familiar. In addition to that, as someone with a connection to two young people who left the haredi world as teens, your novel truly spoke to me.

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