Thursday, December 29, 2016
A Book's Worth of Thank Yous
My Fourth Downward Dog Mystery, A Fatal Twist officially launches on January 8. I'm never sure how many people will read the book. A smaller subset will look at the acknowledgement pages. So today's blog article features those pages, in hopes that my gratitude for those individuals will spread further. Here's to all of the wonderful people who influence and inspire me. I appreciate you all.
To Michelle. Of all of my lifelong friends, you influenced me the most. I miss you.
Publishing can be a brutal industry. Most writers have days in which we wonder why we continue storytelling. For me, the answer is simple: my readers. Thank you for each e-mail, Facebook post, letter, blog comment, tweet, and review. Without you, I’d have given up long ago.
A Fatal Twist has a special cast of supporters I’d like to acknowledge.
As always, thanks to my agent, Margaret Bail, editors Terri Bischoff and Sandy Sullivan at Midnight Ink, and freelance editor Marta Tanrikulu, who all give me invaluable help and feedback.
Special thanks go to three awesome readers: James D. Haviland, who came up with the book’s title, Penny Ehrenkranz, who named the puppies in this book, and Becky Muth, who named Rene’s twins.
My husband, Marc, and my real-life Bella, Tasha, will always be the lights of my life. We lost Tasha this year, but she continues to be my inspiration. Without her, this series would never have come to fruition. My new baby German shepherd, Ana, is teaching me how to write about puppies, and I’m grateful for the belly laughs she gives me each day, even when she chews up my manuscript. Marc gets extra kudos for designing and maintaining my author website, as well as for listening to all of my grumbles.
Finally, thanks go to my mother, Marcia, who was always my biggest fan and my best friend, Michelle, who inspired Rene in the series. You are both missed.
All four books in the Downward Dog Mystery Series are available at booksellers everywhere!
A Fatal Twist can be found at Amazon and Booksellers everywhere!