Tuesday, September 8, 2015 / by Kaitlyn Lamb

I finally heard from Richard Hoffman!  He said that I could use the quote he wrote about my book (the one he included in the announcement of my winning the prize) in any way I saw fit.  He ended by writing, “Congrats again on having written a remarkable novel.”  What a kind soul!  I do hope I have the chance to speak with him again someday soon, maybe take a class from him.  Richard seemed to have many valuable/insightful things to say.

I e-mailed a thank-you to Eric for his excellent photography.  He refused to accept payment for his work, saying that all he wanted was a signed copy of my novel.  I’m surrounded by nice people!

 PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN - 1902

PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN - 1902