Most up-and-coming authors would kill for a good blurb. A back-cover quote by a Pulitzer or PEN-winning author praising this "brave new voice" is the literary equivalent of having Jay Z guest on your album. Well, kind of.
If you want something done right you have to do it yourself. It’s an saying that was probably never intended to apply to building seafaring vehicles that can easily be bought off the shelf. But where’s the fun in that?
In the Australian beer scene, Willie Simpson's name is worth something. He's the author of The Beer Bible and The Australian Beer Companion, and his excellent writing on the topic can be found pretty much everywhere.