This blog has been quiet for a while now. In part because I have been focused a lot on turning fortythis year and in part because I have been too busy with being a mom and a photographer while waiting to hear back from a second publisher about a thriller I finished earlier this year.
The first publisher I queried recently responded with a pretty rejection letter that included a personal note which defined my manuscript Nuka as “culturally rich”. With all the talk in the air of cultural appropriation I find myself in a possible predicament with the book having Inuit characters and a northern theme and even though my husband and children are Inuit (I am not ) and so I am taking steps to decide whether or not to go forward with publication.
I have been seeking the opinions and input of members of the Inuit community and first sending my manuscript to northern…
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