on Anne R. Allen site:
Yes! Traditional publishing is possible after self-publishing.
I’d been writing a novel off-and-on for over a decade when life threw me one of those cosmic curveballs that sent me careening in a totally different direction. Actually, it was more like me running onto the field and catching a curveball between the eyes, or in this case, in the kidney.
What happened was that I decided to donate an organ to a complete stranger and ended up being featured in a documentary about living donation. While traveling with the filmmaker I discovered that people had more questions for me than I could answer in a brief Q&A at the screenings.
I decided to put my novel on hold and started a memoir to better explain why I chose to give away a kidney to someone I didn’t know.