Congratulations to Nan Gefen, editor emerita of Persimmon Tree literary magazine. Her first novel Clear Lake just received the 2013 gold award for general fiction in the Foreword IndieFab contest. I was Nan’s developmental editor, helping guide her from draft to finished product. I also just got word that another client, Rich Smith, had his story “Is My Husband’s Autopsy Covered?” accepted at the online magazine Forge. “You are an outstanding teacher,” he wrote me, “and it is great to see how much you’ve helped me so far.”