I'm disappointed that the St. Paul Journal will not do a story about my publishing successes. I find it odd that the story about my two novels is not considered newsworthy.
The St. Paul community has been very supportive of my career and I truly expected the same of my local paper.
Not only have local people been purchasing my books (with sales exceeding my most optimistic expectations), but the St. Paul Municipal Library sponsored an author's visit, the Co Op Gas Bar and Value Drug Mart offered to display and sell my books, and the radio station has twice now done interviews with me.
As you likely know, the arts (literary arts, included) are not lucrative professions except for the very elite, yet are an important part of a community's and a nation's cultural identity. Corporate, government, and media support is therefore vital to all artists.
I and my family have been very strong and active supporters of our adoptive community of St. Paul. The Schuh family is known for its volunteerism, extensive financial support of local charities, and its support of local businesses. In fact, recently I supported the Journal through ordering my book mark business cards and also, for years, I have been placing ads in your paper for our family business, GENESIS HOMES LTD.
As the St. Paul Journal has in the past considered other artists and authors (such as most recently Margo Legasse) newsworthy, the paper's position on my successes is particularly hurtful.
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