Goodreads asked Laura Hetzel:

What’s the best thing about being a writer?

Laura Hetzel The best thing about being a writer is hearing that you've helped someone else. I love hearing that readers stayed up all night to finish "Its Own Defense," or that they burned out their Kindle battery and couldn't wait to recharge it. I love hearing that readers couldn't put the book down. Mostly though, it's been the many people that have come to me with personal stories and said, "You got that exactly right." "I'm so happy someone understands." "Thank you for writing this." Those are the comments that have meant the most to me and that encourage me to keep writing.

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