One of the stalwarts in Sharon Crawford’s East End Writers group is authoring a book about his niece’s experiences with Long COVID. Due to the pandemic, East End Writers celebrated our 20th anniversary virtually. Blue Denim Press publisher Shane Joseph videoed our celebration. You can see and hear a number of members sharing their work. As well, four group members, in a panel, discuss paths to publishing. Early in the video is an interview with the Long COVID book’s author, Jake Hogeterp. I was lucky enough to be Jake’s interviewer. He provides unique insights into the process of using words to convey the intimacy of someone else’s experiences and emotions. As well, he describes details of his niece’s situation and how her slow yet clear progress toward recovery has begun. Here’s the video.