I have the best critique group in the world. We only meet once a month but when we meet — watch out! Bonny Becker, Kathryn Galbraith, Sylvie Hossack, Dave Patneaude and myself nudge and nourish one another in so many ways.
The only camera on hand was my phone so the photo’s not great but I think it still captures Bonny’s joy (and ours!).
I gotta tell you – this book is going to be big! Action, adventure and lots of food-for-thought in a near-future setting. Someone asked if his (college-age) kids had read the book yet and he said no; his family doesn’t read his books until they come out. We got to talking and it turns out none of our families do! (though Neil did read Hattie in ms. right before it came out but that was a unique situation).
I’m curious about you — do any of your family members read your works in progress? Do they read ARCs? Or do they wait until you get on Oprah before they read your book?