Having an idea for a novel is one thing. Starting it another. Finishing a first draft, all the way from start to finish, takes an extraordinary amount of dedication. Revising that draft... puts the whole process of writing a book into another category of focus and determination. I'm so proud of my friend, Leah Henderson, for publishing her moving debut novel, One Shadow on the Wall. It's beautifully written and provides a window into the life of a young Senegalese boy struggling to do the right thing. I can't recommend it enough.