Just about every day I check out what authors write in this blog and the loops. While reading a loop post three weeks ago I read about a new publishing house right here in Alabama. At the time I didn't know that I was investing my reading in gold. The publisher mentioned was Astraea Press. My curiosity was peaked and I googled them. Since I kept receiving rejections I felt I had nothing to lose, so after reading their submission page I took a chance and sent in my submission. That was on Aug. 8, 2011. When I checked my in box on Aug. 18th I nearly died of shock. Astraea Press accepted my submission and asked me to read and sign a publishing contract. After carefully reading the contract I saw nothing surprising and signed it and sent it back. I have to tell you now that I spent 30 years in the insurance business so I know how to read and interpret contracts. The next day, Fri. the 19th I recieved the publishing contract signed from their end along with an attractive welcome aboard letter. Everyone has a different story about getting the call. Mine was so fast it took me by total surprise. So what I'm saying here in this blog is. Read it and look for your golden opportunity.