For the self-published writers: We just want to share Mary Lou Schram’s encouraging review of Pursuing Happiness from the Writers Digest Self-Published Book Awards: In part: “I was immediately impressed with the conciseness, fluency, energy, and intelligence of the prose. Great dialogue too, dialogue that has the ring of ‘real’ speech. Focused on characters the reader can really care about, this novel does what all the best novels do: it meshes comedy and pathos, like life. The ending is about as good as an ending can get. Simply a wonderful novel – sensitive, intelligent, funny, sad and true.” Of course, we’re delighted because we loved the book too. Some of the best books ever written have never made it into print. For sure. Good work, Mary Lou. Thanks for sharing the news. Self-published writers should definitely check out the Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards. The next entry deadline is May 3, 2010.