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By Susan Salk on February 5, 2011
TD Thornton was standing ankle deep in floodwater when he sold his first book. After 20 rejections, and in the middle of trying to save his home from the effects of a 2006 Mother’s Day storm, he got the call. “Not By A Long Shot,” a no-holds-barred account of the 2000 racing season at Boston’s Suffolk Downs, had finally hit the publishing toteboard. What the experience underscored for Thornton: Never give up. Even though it took him six long years to get there, when PublicAffairs Books called, Thornton says it felt like good fortune arrived, “hurtling down the stretch” toward […]