Editing the Book
Spring House was reviewed chapter-by-chapter by my editor Lillie, and the complete draft was edited several more times, by both me and Lillie. Then I sent the manuscript out to other readers for review and critique. The first readers (who are acknowledged in the book) gave input from various perspectives (educator, historian, young adult, writer, and others). Dennis Kulvicki, President of The STAR DAY Foundation, found an error in my description of a historical event, and other readers asked questions and pointed out areas of confusion. Their feedback made the book much better.
Of course, I’m still learning, and I expect Adam’s Daughters to be better and the future books in The Westward Sagas to be even better.