A few months ago I read a selection from “The Source of All Things” by Tracy Ross, that was originally published as a feature article in Backpacker magazine. It details her step-father’s abuses, as well as her need for a cohesive family.
My sentence-long synopsis does it no justice. Read the Backpacker article now, and order the book.
At any rate, I tweeted about her article a while ago, and she just got back to me the other night, which opened up a dialogue between us.
From there, she must have looked at my recent tweets, because then this interaction occurred:
Tracy Ross is a powerful writer. Her work is powerful and moving. For her to say that my work has left her speechless is about as high a praise as I can imagine. As well, I apparently set the bar rather high, if a writer of her caliber is interested in it.
Oh Lord, please let me live up to my own hype!