Why We Write

I had two events happen this past week that made it all worthwhile. All the hours, and days, and months and years that I put into learning about Rachel and how best to write her story and now spread the word about her story.

The first thing that happened is that I bumped into a neighbor at the grocery store who immediately started telling me about her horse-loving nephew. She’d given Alexandra the Great to him for Christmas and got the best note back about how much he loved the book. I gather he was a Rachel fan even before the book. My neighbor’s face lit up when she told me this. Who doesn’t love that kind of enthusiasm in response to the gift of a book?!

The second event was similar. Another friend, who gave the book to a student of hers, shared the girl’s thank you note. Here is her note:

This is why we write books! Sure, great reviews, fame and fortune are nice, but for me, these two stories make me feel like a million bucks. And that’s what it’s all about.



3 thoughts on “Why We Write

  1. I’m just getting back to my LOVE of
    the Horse, Rachel Alexandra.
    Her name still sticks in my mind. That was the greatest horse race ever.
    Rachel Beats the Boys, then goes back home!
    I Love It!

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