To kickoff the celebration, I’m giving away an eBook of Memoirs Aren’t Fairytales and Scars from a Memoir to two lucky winners. To enter, all you have to do is comment on this post and the winners will be chosen at random on August 3rd.
There are so many people who helped and supported me throughout this process. Most of them I hug virtually on a daily basis. For the others, I want to share my thanks with you and let my readers know how truly amazing you all are.
From the very first word I typed of Memoirs Aren’t Fairytales to the last sentence of Scars from a Memoir, you’ve never left my side, Mom. You gave me more than just your shoulder, your time, and your advice. You gave me everything I needed. Dad, your smile was my fuel. James Watson, my voice of reasoning, you turned ugly into brilliance, panic into excitement; you supported every step I took. Melissa Roske, once again you made my words sparkle; you encouraged me to find what was buried within and helped me bring it to the surface so my best would be revealed. Matthew Merrick, you treated this novel like family, loving, nourishing, and coddling every page, and that will never be forgotten. Jody Ruth and Jo Hall, lots of X’s for everything you both have done for me. Jesse Freeman, Steven Luna, Tracey Hansen, Gale Martin, and Tess Hardwick, your words wrap around me and squeeze me like a hug. Katherine Sears, Ken Shear, and Heather Ludviksson, thank you for believing in me. And finally, to my team Krista Basham, Dawn Higham, and Greg Simanson, you gave this novel everything it needed—a life, a face, a voice, a clear direction—and I couldn’t have done this without you. A special thanks to the Booktrope Lounge and Laboratory. You all rock my world.
***UPDATE: My dear friend, Jesse Freeman (listed above), chose two numbers at random–9 and 13–which means Mark Matthews and CGRIM are the winners. I’ll be contacting you directly so I can send you the eBooks***