Your book will bring you new friends. I certainly expected to meet lots of new people, who cared about similar things I cared about, and I did have many interesting encounters. But it surprised me that, thanks to my book, I became friends with a woman in Jerusalem with whom I just clicked in that amazing way we sometimes click with another person, even though we come from vastly different backgrounds. She had reviewed my book, and we got together for coffee when I was visiting because she wanted to meet me in person. We ended up talking for three hours and could have gone on, had we not had other obligations. We’ve been corresponding ever since.
Jerusalem – Photo by Annette Gendler
So, these are some of the happy surprises I experienced publishing my book; there were some unwelcome ones for sure, but those are not fitting for this one-year book publication anniversary post!