Because I have had a host of doctor's appointments (for myself - thanks, I'm fine - my son and my mother), I have spent hours waiting in doctor's waiting rooms and managed to finish Lisey's Story in record breaking time for me (it usually takes 6 weeks to read a 300 page book and this one was over 500).
I had lunch with a writer friend (yes, someone who writes whom I do not represent) and mentioned that I was loving Lisey's Story but it was one of those crossing-over-into-the-famous-writer's-universe-to-save-someone novels, and he asked me if that was really a fantasy category.
In case you don't know the basic plot, the widow of a famous, popular writer must save herself and her sister by crossing over into the alternate land where her famous husband once went (and brought her) for his inspiration and grounding.
One of my clients, Chris Golden, had written a novel that has a similar plot. In STRANGEWOOD, the father of a young boy must visit his alternate universe to save his catonic son.
And TALISMAN has that element too, but Jack Sawyer is not a writer as a boy or later as a man.
So, I'm wondering if you have read any other novels (or movies) where the writer (or artist or film maker) (or his children or spouse or followers) must gain entry into that alternate universe to save themselves or the world?