Reblogged from Cynthia Reyes:
Be warned: today I’m writing about a great ape. One who does a lot for authors around the world, and accepts payment only in virtual bananas.
If you love books – reading them or writing them — you may have visited the Story Reading Ape website. It’s a treasure trove of books, authors from around the world and the craft of writing and publishing.
But the ape, aka Chris Graham, writes almost nothing about himself.
We know he loves books (“I don’t so much read books as devour them”), that author Terry Pratchett is a literary hero, and not much else.
I count Chris as a friend. I should. It’s partly because of Chris that the first Myrtle the Purple Turtle book was published, despite my lack of confidence. (It went on to win media headlines, an award, much praise from critics and bestseller status, and Chris has rejoiced with me at each achievement.)
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