Dedicated to Fangirls.

Writing dedications can be a daunting task, because, let’s face it, there are so many people who pushed your precious BB along the line to publication. SO many. BUT what’s easy to forget is this: Dedications are where authors get to be themselves.

Writing is like acting. We step into the world and live there a while. We take on the roles of the characters and we play them with 100% of our souls. We are heroic, evil, ardent…whatever is true to the character and organic to the scene – we are that. Then we finish and the novel and talk directly to the reader. As ourselves. <– gasp. *Clutches chest* Imagine! I love this part.

When I write a dedication, I write as if I’m speaking to the reader across a table covered in half-eaten food and empty cups, with probably a stack of books and definitely a board game.  “Who do I want to thank for this one?” Here it goes…. and I pour it out. Every dedication is unique to the story, the process, the life that evolved as the manuscript transformed from fuzzy concept to polished novel. This is my latest.

My YA paranormal/fantasy, Prophecy, releases October 6th. So who did I thank? Well, I started with Fangirls, but I didn’t forget Stan Lee. Here it is!

DEDICATION

To Caffeine & awkward, my constant companions <– you know it’s true. you guys. you know.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I owe enormous unspeakable thanks to fangirls. To the ones who say it’s okay to be excited and geek out about things; the
ones who pull me into fandoms and onto ships with their crazy enthusiasm. Thank you. You made this novel happen.
Thank you, cyber friends, who entertain my endless, “what ifs,” read my fanfiction and endure my obsessive pinning. Thank you, dear friend
and literary agent, Dawn Dowdle, for believing in me and talking me off recurring ledge situations. Thank you, Jennifer Anderson for reading
all the pages. So very many pages. You make them better. Thank you, Stan Lee for your interpretation of Thor, and Marvel moviemakers for
your execution of this captivating character. Thank you, Twitter friends, who listened to my mythology-based ramblings and questions and for
your amazing, enthusiastic, and energizing responses to: “What if all the mythology stories were true? What if they collided? What if I did that?”
Thank you, Paige Christian and Renee Rocco for taking a chance on Callie, Liam, and I, and for making our story something worth reading.
Finally, deep curtsy to my husband, Bryan, my best friend and partner in excessive tomfoolery. Without your continued support and enabling,
I wouldn’t be a novelist. I’d have given up long ago and settled for a regular-person hobby like collecting toothpicks or painting pinecones.
To anyone still reading this acknowledgements page: Thank you, too. I appreciate you.

Prophecy, Calypso book #1

Prophecy CoverOn the other side of death, is destiny.

Callie Ingram is spending her senior year focused on one thing:
swimming. Her skill as a competitive swimmer is going to secure a
scholarship and her future, or so she hopes. She has big plans, and Liam
Hale, her gorgeous new neighbor, isn’t going to affect them. But when
Callie sees Liam beheading someone, she learns his family has a secret
that will change everything. The Hales are Vikings, demi-gods who’ve
been charged by The Fates to find their new destined leader.

Callie’s caught in the middle of a budding Norse apocalypse, in love
with Liam Hale and desperate to protect her best friend…who the Hales
believe is marked for transformation. Putting the clues together as fast
as she can, she discovers she has the power to rewrite destiny, for herself
and all humankind.

Blogger Friends! Join me for my release day book launch party?? Tasty Book Tours is putting together a great send off for Callie, Liam and the guys :) You can sign up to be part of the party here: Prophecy: Tasty Book Blast

Prophecy is available for pre-order where digital books are sold. 

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