From a recent article in the Whistler Question by Brandon Barrett
The validation of local writer Stella Harvey, February 28, 2013
It’s no revelation that writing can often be a tiresome, thankless job. Authors can spend weeks, months even years weaving their narrative without any sort of significant feedback, so when something positive comes out of that process, it can be an overwhelming experience.
Just ask local scribe Stella Leventoyannis Harvey, whose debut novel Nicolai’s Daughters was recently commissioned for a Greek translation.
“That’s what happens when you work at something so long and then something good happens, it’s just really emotional. It’s almost kind of draining,” said Harvey. “It’s this kind of relief, not necessarily a sadness. You’re going and going, putting one foot in front of the other and then somebody comes and gives you a hand up.”