Wednesday, February 22, 2006


Larissa Ione has been through a lot over the last six months. She survived Hurricane Katrina, which wiped out her community and destroyed her home. She's had to relocate across the country, with little more than the clothes on her back, and try to rebuild her life from scratch. While doing this, she's had to deal with being separated from her husband while he and the Coast Guard provided aid to other storm victims, and too much run around from the government that is supposed to be helping survivors like her.

Now imagine going through all the above and still finding the strength to keep working, writing and submitting. Larissa's friends rallied around her with what help we could provide, but through all this, she had to cope mostly on her own, and is still trying to cope. Most people would give up, but not Larissa. As a writer, she has the attitude and backbone of a true pro.

Today I am delighted to report that it finally paid off.

Welcome to the majors, Larissa.


  1. This is fantastic! I don't know her but I'm excited for her none the less!

  2. Anonymous3:21 PM

    It's so great to hear of someone who's busted their butt for so long finally breaking through!


  3. Thank you so much! Your post made my eyes tear up. I really couldn't have kept going without support from the writing community and my friends, and you were a BIG part of it.

    Thank you.

  4. That's wonderful news for a change : )

  5. Anonymous7:47 PM are an inspiration
    Huge Congrats to you Larissa

    Michele L


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