Why is it so surprising when someone is kind and generous?
Back in January 2015 I got an email from kc dyer asking for my help to find a man in a kilt for a photo shoot. Well of course I know many men with kilts, but the one I thought would be most appropriate was Robert MacDonald. He even makes kilts.
Jump forward to kc self-publishing a book with a cover picture of a man in a kilt. (As you can see, Rob wears a kilt very well!)
It’s called Finding Fraser and it’s a story about a young woman that reads the Outlander series and goes to Scotland to find her own Jamie.
I saw the book for the first time at the official launch party and was floored to see kc had thanked me for connecting her with Rob in the acknowledgments!
Finding Fraser went on to become an Amazon bestseller.
If this story ended here it would still make for great reading. You would know how gracious and kind kc is.
But I need a longer blog post so I’ll add a little more to this story. And then tell you the best part…
kc is just one of the amazing people I’ve met at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference and my life is much richer for it. I’ve attended the conference for the last five years. When kc is leading a workshop I’m usually in the front row. Her “Beginner Intensive” master class not only gives you all the information you need to start your writing career but kc also inspires you with her enthusiasm, candor and hilarious attitude.
Even more shocking… kc is surrounded by some pretty incredible people at the SiWC… Kathy Chung, Camille Netherton, Crystal Stanaghan, Eileen Cook, Jared Hunt, Jennifer Browne and Jennifer Striemer.
These people are the reason the Surrey International Writers’ Conference is famous for being so welcoming and generous. They make it happen.
And the reason I’m telling you this story today?
Yesterday kc announced that Finding Fraser will be published by Berkley (an imprint of Penguin Random House).
This is HUGE news! It’s rare for a self-published book to be picked up by a big publisher and kc and her agent, Laura Bradford made it happen.
I was thrilled to hear the great news as the tweets started bouncing around. Then I clicked on the link to find out the details.
And that’s when I started to cry.
kc has listed the names of the people that helped to make this happen. She included mine.
How can you not LOVE someone like that?