More than a fellow author you admire, but a mentor. Someone who has taken you under their wing to help you navigate the wonders of storytelling, writing, publication, advertising, etc. How did you meet them; reach out to them?
Writing is more than a passion, but I am naive when it comes to the business side of publication, and there is always more to learn in order to finely hone my craft.
Where do I begin? How do I reach out? How do I find a mentor willing to guide me in this journey?