Dear Friends, Welcome to October’s Substack, my third on this new platform. I continue to prepare for the launch of my next novel The Far Side of the Desert to be published March 5, 2024 and the paperback of Burning Distance due out in February with the first chapter of the new book included. Thank you to readers who’ve shared their enthusiasm for
Great newsletter! Congrats on the forthcoming novel (a new story of international intrigue), and thanks for your observations on the struggle for freedom around the world. I had no idea that Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty had such a huge reporting team. It’s good to know that reliable news is still going to many areas, even as news organizations in general close foreign bureaus. And thanks for keeping a light on imprisoned writers.
Thank you, Julia. And thank you again for your early ideas on content.
The hardest thing to write is truth, and there’s often a big price to pay for it. Comak and the journalists at RFE/RL know that well. Thanks for your great work, Joanne, in defending writers everywhere.