I "met" writer Deanna Hershiser via email a few years ago when I edited one of her essays, accepted for publication in Relief Journal. Deanna joined the Relief team a couple of years ago and has been a faithful reader of nonfiction submissions. More recently, she has become an editing client, and I have been stunned by the bare-bones honesty of her writing as well as the degree of improvement since I first read her work a few years ago. I had the opportunity to meet Deanna last fall here in Newberg, and over coffee (for me) and chai (for her) we moved our professional relationship into a friendship.
To celebrate the upcoming release of Through the Veil (next week!), Deanna has posted an interview with me on her blog.