This just made me laugh, in a sad kind of way
As a freelance reviewer for the Oregonian, I just got this promo piece from Random House. It says in part, "New York Times bestselling author Karin Slaughter is a rising star in the suspense genre."
If a NYT bestselling author (and I'm sure that's for more than one of her books) is a "rising star," then what am I?
[Full disclosure: Don't answer that.]