I am very proud and excited to announce that my first manuscript has been contracted with Secret Cravings Publishing. Yes that's right! MY STORY IS GOING TO BE PUBLISHED!!!!!! I am going to apologize in advance for the outrageous use of the explanation point within this post but MY STORY IS BEING PUBLISHED!!!!!
Not to sound like I am winning the Academy award and giving my speech but there are two people especially that I would like to thank for helping me along the way to publication.
The first person is the amazing writer Amber Skyze. I first contacted a few years ago after reading one of her books from Ellora's Cave. I had read somewhere that she lived in Rhode Island, so I took the chance and contacted her. I think originally I was asking of information about the local chapter of romance writers. She encouraged me to join, although it took a year before I had the guts to go to a meeting. Can you imagine me sitting in the same room as Amber Skyze and Hannah Howell and all of the other wonderful writers in the group? To say that I am intimidated at first would be an understatement. It turned out wonderful. They are a great group of people. I really enjoy going to the meetings and get "ticky" when something comes up and I can't make it. Back to Amber, thankfully she didn't view me as a stalker and responded to the millions of e-mails that I peppered her with. I never imagined that a friendship would evolve with a person that I so much in common with, she has helped me in every step of the way on this journey. I know that I will have her support no matter what journey I undertake and for that, I lift a glass of champagne to you for being the wonderful author, mentor, friend, and sounding board that every first time writer needs. Thank you so much my friend.
The second person that I would like to thank is Linda Kage for all of the work that she has done for me in the technical arena. This wonderful busy woman who between writing wonderful books and following a toddler around the house took time to have pity on a woman who really doesn't to create banners and a website design for me. It took many hours and back and forth e-mails but with her help, I finally got my site up and running. It is a testament to the type of wonderful woman that she is that she would go out of her way to help a stranger. Another friendship has developed from this. Linda, I couldn't have my website without you. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Ladies, you have been my inspirations and champions throughout it all.