Saturday, November 29, 2014

Author Pulls Out Crumpled Notes on Who to Thank

The two people I thank in every single book I publish are my daughters. They encourage me, they tell me when I need to fix something, they're always here for me in so many ways I can't begin to express.

Before I had daughters, there was my late husband. We'd known each other since the 10th grade and he loved that I was a writer. He was totally supportive of my taking time to write and one of his biggest dreams for me was that some day I could be a full time writer...well, that dream hasn't quite come true as yet, but I feel I'm on my way...

Before I met my husband, there was my father, who loved science fiction with a passion, and passed that love along to me. He thought it was the greatest thing in this galaxy or any other that he had a daughter who could write science fiction....

(My mother encouraged my creativity in many ways and she
introduced me to the wonders of Egypt, Greece and the rest of the ancient world, but when it came to me being an author, unless I was going to be the next Dostoyevsky, she never saw much point in my writing.....each to their own, I guess!)

I thank my brother and my best friend, both of whom have listened to many hours of  "book talk" and promo talk and marketing talk and the intricacies of plots with great patience...

I thank fellow Word Whore Jeffe, who as I've mentioned before, has been my mentor in so many things regarding writing and the ins and outs of publishing....

I thank my editors, my copy editor, the Formatting Fairies....

I thank Alison Dasho and Angela James of Carina Press, who decided that PRIESTESS OF THE NILE was a story worth publishing, thereby giving my dream its first foothold in reality...

But I'm beginning to sound like I'm accepting an Oscar...I hear the music starting up in the orchestra pit (hopefully they'll be playing the John Williams score to my Academy Award winning movie directed by J. J. Abrams and starring......well, you get the idea LOL!)

READERS! Those are the  people I want to thank the most because I appreciate the opportunity to spin my tales for an audience of more than two cats and various family members - Thank you and long may you read (my books and many, many others.)


2 comments:

  1. I don't know if I'm a *good* mentor - but kisses, darling!

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  2. Hugs back, you are EXCELLENT in all ways...

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