Author Brad Thor (His book, The Last Patriot, was a NYT #1 bestseller) had these kind words to say when meeting WD editor Maria Schneider:
"Writer’s Digest is always going to have a very special place in my heart because Writer’s Digest was there at the beginning. I read the magazine and I used the Guide to Literary Agents. As a starting writer, you folks were an incredible resource for me. I mean that. I recommend Writer’s Digest to all beginning writers; when they have a manuscript and are trying to move ahead to the next level."
Yep ... He gave GLA some mad props. Awesomeness.