I’m going to my friend Bethany Bachmann’s artist reception today. She reads the final-final drafts of my books for me, which is how I try to make sure, one last time, that a manuscript is good enough to publish. Bethany reads for pleasure and overall opinion of a work, not for critique, so she is called an “alpha reader” in writer parlance. And though we only met a few months ago, we really clicked. I’ve been to a few of her art shows this summer, and I’m pysched to see another one. 🙂
Bethany conveys strong emotion in all of her work, especially longing or secret desire, and her color choices are amazing. You can find more of her work online at www.bethanybachmann.com.