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 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. 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.