I meant to post this last week, but I somehow deleted it…with no draft saved. Hoping this one sticks! In my haze of disbelief (did my book really sell???) I wanted to make sure I thanked the people who were “in my corner” while I was drafting, revising, or on submission to publishers. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Brent, my agent. He’s been super supportive since the day he requested my MS during Pitchwars
Speaking of Pitchwars, thank you to Sarah and Kellye, my PW mentors. They’re wise and level-headed, and kept me sane during this publishing rollercoaster
MAPID writers group, you’re my writing family and you’ve given me such good feedback over the last 5 years
Whitney, my oldest CP. OMG, our journeys have been so trying. Thank you for everything
Helen, my CP and PW BFF. Daytime sprinter extraordinaire. The Waldorf to my Statler
Canadian Annette, my hoodie twin. Hilarious and such an amazing talent
Roselle, thank you for your behind-the-scenes coaching. You willed the universe to show me a sign so thank you for that
Sheila, you’ve been there through the rockiest parts of this journey. I heart you so much
Kathleen B, Chelsea and Kristin, thank you for your friendship and hilarious group texts
Alexa, you’re the best PW co-mentor ever
Judy, I love our late night conversations about Korean horror movies. You make late-night sprinting so much better
Sub Support Group: such talented, supportive caring people
Sabina, Jenny H and Gwynne, I’m so happy I met you
Julia Chang, who was my very first beta reader. Thank you so much for reading that draft!
My family, especially my husband, thank you for not laughing at me when I said I was going to quit my marketing job to pursue this
My LA moms, Microsoft gals, B school buddies, college and high school friends, love you guys
Sandra, thank you for the emotional and technical support, I’m sorry I keep deleting things
And of course, thank you to Eliza my editor who took the book to acquisitions and made this all happen. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much.