Guest post by Cea Sunrise Person
(Cea Sunrise Person is the author of the delightful new memoir North of Normal. Below this equally wonderful guest post you will find a synopsis of the book.)
I sat in my living room, clutching the phone in one hand and a glass of white wine in the other. Gathering my courage and pushing aside my pride, I spoke. “So, here’s the thing,” I said to the faceless woman on the other end of the line. “There’s this book I’ve been writing, and I think it’s pretty good. It’s about my life. So I’m wondering…will it be successful? Will it get published? And, like…when do you see that happening?”
“Ah. Just a moment, my dear. I will consult with my guides.” The line went silent, so I took the opportunity to guzzle several gulps of wine. I felt like everything in my world depended on the answer I was about to receive.
It was August of 2008, and my life was a shambles. Eleven months earlier, m…