If you're a yet-to-be published writer, these road to publication stories can be truly inspirational. In the recent summer issue Susan Elia MacNeal talks about how long it took her to write the right book, and how many agents it took to get it to the right editor (two) and how many people contributed to getting it right (lots!)
"Her overnight success only took a dozen years, numerous rewrites, and countless rejections. And the help of a very lovable bear."
MacNeal writes a spy series set at the start of World War 2, one of my favorite time periods. After reading the article I promptly bought the first two books in the series: Mr. Churchill's Secretary and Princess Elizabeth's Spy.
A three year subscription is $90 I consider it money well-spent.