How I got a traditional publisher and why luck has nothing to do with it

A woman reads a book on the carpet of her home with the natural light of a winter wonderland in her backyard illuminating the background.

Summer 2021 came with a reward: an offer from a traditional publisher interested in publishing my book. So many people have called me lucky, but I’m reluctant to use that word.

But don’t get me wrong: I am very happy with how this collaboration has turned out. The Jessica Kingsley Publishers team has been nothing but kind and extremely…