I have been writing for many years and have been published both by presses that were part of large conglomerates (William Morrow, Atlantic Little Brown), and by small left-wing publishers (Monthly Review Press, Feminist Press). Working with the people at Bellevue Literary Press on A Road Unforeseen: Women Fight the Islamic State was one of the best publishing experiences I have had. The Publisher and Editorial Director, Erika Goldman, was the one who had the idea for the book, and she was always on call when I needed to talk to her. Although the BLP staff is small and on a tight budget, they are unfailingly professional and supportive, and work to a very high standard. They always got back to me promptly, usually the same day. Erika and I had many frank discussions about subrights, the prospects of the book, etc. Crystal Sikma met with me to go over copyediting issues twice. Their publicity person, Molly Mikolowski, is a marvel, well-prepared, diligent, and creative; she accomplished far more working from Minneapolis than the freelance publicist I hired for one of my novels and the big in-house publicists I worked with on the other. I would unreservedly recommend them to my writer friends and, in fact, already have.