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Alyssa Petersel, Author of Somehow I am Different
Winner of Kirkus Reviews, Indie Book of the Year

I feel empowered by my work with Acorn Publishing and grateful to have found Holly and Jessica at a relatively early stage in my writing journey. Leading up to the release of my debut nonfiction anthology, Somehow I Am Different, I maintained control over creative decisions like cover art, font choice, and formatting decisions. My involvement in this process has given me invaluable knowledge and ownership of the material to an extent I would not have otherwise. Since my book's publication in March 2016, Holly and Jessica have been a consistent support system, particularly in guiding me in joining them at the L.A. Times Book Festival and Vegas Valley Book Festival, which both led not only to book sales, but to heightened confidence and excitement about the work. I feel well versed and grounded in industry knowledge and norms. Most importantly, I feel heard and supported in the work that I love to do. Thank you, Acorn Publishing, for my 'crash course' and for ceaseless community and encouragement."

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With deft prose, Petersel seamlessly weaves together Jewish voices with evocative descriptions of the sights, sounds, and smells of her Hungarian surroundings. Although the book focuses on Hungarian Jewish life, its historical context, provocative questions about identity and culture, and captivating writing will engage and educate a very broad audience. A journey through the lives of young Eastern European Jews that’s not to be missed.

- Kirkus Reviews

Somehow I am Different - Alyssa Petersel
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