The best occasional friend an author or publisher could have
“Actually, she’s a friend all the time. But rather than having an ongoing retainer relationship, as I really don’t need her marvelous assistance on a daily or weekly basis, I’m able to bounce questions, run thoughts and ideas past her on an as-needed basis. She keeps me thinking straight and focused on the important things, and charges only for the time involved. This is someone to add to your resource list and reach out to whenever you need clear, experienced advice."