Well my dear friends, the day I have waited for since I first put a pencil to paper to write my first story has come. My first book, The Purple Morrow, is published! Now that I’ve seen it up on Amazon and have started posting about it on Facebook, Twitter and Google, I feel the shakes coming on, lol It’s surreal!
But I didn’t get here alone. So many people have contributed to this little project of mine, and I’d like to thank as many of them as I can.
Mom, I’ve told you before, but it really was your suggestion that I look up different words for ‘walk’ for a grade one story that led to me discovering the versatility, mystery and magic of words.
Dad, I think if you could have bought your voracious reader of a daughter every book in existence you would have. 🙂 And thank you for that gift a year ago; I bet you had no idea I’d use it to make this crazy dream of mine come true!
Sam, you are the most patient and understanding of men for accepting this near ‘possession’ that happens when the writing mood strikes me. Thanks for your support, both moral and artistic; I love your work and I’m proud to have them showcased in my book.
Amy, my sister, I have to give you props for listening to my incessant yammering about books and writing ad nauseum, and for being honest with your views. And also for giving me the idea to lengthen the book from one to three. I’m stoked to see the final versions of your fan art!!! (Yes, I am a very proud big sister!)
Phil, my writing pillar, this book couldn’t have been written without you. All those ‘editing lashings’ as well as your moral support got me through to the end of a very trying project, finally leading to the creation of something I’m extremely proud of. Oh, yes, and your dialogue cues also helped. 😀
Gary C, Nicki R, Kat S, Bill J., and Judith M, excellent beta-readers who really came through for me. My Authonomy readers, supporters and backers whose uncommonly supportive comments buoyed me when things got tough; CLF’s you guys are included in there as well. And all my Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, WordPress and Google friends and supporters, Adrianna, Justin, Glen, David, TA, Sara S., Karissa Turtle…the list goes on. I’m sure I’m forgetting people but right now and I’m sorry. 😦 But I’m honestly just glad that I can string two words together right now. 😀