Free Lunches

Sooner or later, the artist has to realize that she’s also a business person. As such, she has business expenses. The book that was once an expression of her soul, becomes a commodity.

In this business, as in life, there are no free lunches. To reach our goals, we’ve got to be prepared to invest our time, money and sweat.

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About the author 

Valerie Francis

Valerie Francis is a bestselling author, literary editor, and podcaster with a passion for stories by, for and about women.

Each month, Valerie recommends books from literature’s best female authors. Selections come from every genre because women write, and read, in every genre. The Women’s Fiction category offers up some terrific novels, but these days there’s a strong female presence in thriller, horror, crime, and other genres traditionally dominated by male writers. No matter what the publishing companies may think, in the 21st Century, Women’s Fiction is whatever we want it to be.

stories for women, by women, and about women