I’d spent more than a year in the query trenches, with no luck. After CJ critiqued the first 25 pages of my manuscript, I made changes based upon her recommendations – and my first book was accepted for publication less than a year later. For my second novel, her suggestion added depth and a whole new dimension to the story. That book is scheduled for release at the end of this year. Do I really need to say how highly I value her manuscript critiques?