Happy New Year!
I can hardly believe that my novel will be coming out in three months. When my agent found our publisher, Shaye Areheart, and more specifically our editor, Sarah Knight, it was November 14, 2008!
As long as the road seems, it's been terrific and amazing. No one can tell you as a new author what to expect or what emotions you'll go through knowing that in 16 months, your book will be a real actual hold-in-your-hands and see-in-a-bookstore book.
I still have trouble believing it. The most wonderful aspect for me is that readers are going to read my story, a story I crafted with characters I love, with characters I mourned once I'd finished the book. If only I'd known that you're never finished with a book: I'll always have Becca Burke and Buckley Pitank in my family. With a second book written and new characters loved, Becca and Buckley and Mary and Paddy John and Abigail will always be special to me. They're like real people to me.