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Salt & Sage Books

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Welcome to the Salt and Sage Books Spotlight series! We welcome you into our creative community by inviting you to meet our editors and expert readers, and to hear a little of their own story, in their own words. We believe that by honoring each other’s voices, we’re able to turn creativity into community and change the world through story.

My grandmother died ten days ago. This is as upsetting as you’d think. But through the isolation and grief, I recently found a way to reclaim my heritage, identity, and belonging as a Japanese-American. Heritage Fumie Suzuki Swenson with Raymond Takashi Swenson My grandmother, Fumie Suzuki Swenson, was Japanese and married an American.

This is the second post in a two-part series about what to do after finishing your first draft of a book. Go here to read the first post: Six Tips on Preparing Your Newly Drafted Novel for Revision You’ve finished writing your book. You’ve prepared your newly drafted novel for revision, and now you’re on the beach and finally ready to begin your first major pass up Revision Mountain.