As a fan of Real Housewives of New York, I am especially drawn to you and your well-rounded successes. Being a woman is something to be proud of but somehow, we have to work just a bit harder in this society to get the same recognition as a man. I publish a successful and award-winning literary journal (Beginnings Publishing, Inc., 1999-} featuring talented writers who have never been published before or only minimally published. There are no other presses of its kind being published today. I am reaching out to you specifically, Carol, because I think you can relate to what I am doing. You are a successful author and journalist and I am sure you can understand what it is like to have someone take a chance on you, to believe in you. This is what I have done for new writers everywhere and who have since become published over and over again, some extremely successful --writing for Broadway or publishing their first novel. Due to some personal hardships, I had to stop publishing in 2007. My husband also passed away from cancer and it has been very hard bouncing back--but I am never one to quit- and I can see you have that same gritty determination! So yes, I have started back up again and hope to publish our exciting relaunch issue in the spring of 2014. I am asking for some media support....perhaps a mention somehow for Beginnings or an endorsement--whatever you think best. And here's some more food for thought: wouldn't it be wonderful if you made mention of people who are struggling to get the word out describing what they do for others but don't have the resources or celebrity status yet to do so? In return it would bring your name out even more as a celebrity who cares and wants to give back to the community. You strike me as such a person!