March 9, 2014 10:10 AM

Pismo couple supported each other in quest to become published authors

Before Wendelin Van Draanen became a popular author of young adult novels, she received 10 years’ worth of rejections. Those setbacks, which arrived in the mail with cruel consistency, might have discouraged most aspiring novelists. But Van Draanen’s husband, Mark Huntley Parsons, motivated her to keep at it.

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