Regular readers of this space will know a) that “The River City Chronicles” finally releases in book form on Wednesday, and b) that GDPR took a big chunk out of my hide this month.
So… I am kinda freaked out about the whole release thing. LOL… but it will get better.
In two days, I will have released my first self published book, and it’s a beautiful thing.
I set up a tour (thankfully before I got mired in GDPR) and so many friends came to my aid to help me get the word out on the first day. I am truly humbled.
I will do more, as I can.
But for right now, I just wanted to take a moment to sit back and reflect on this momentous occasion. And to thank some of the folks who got me here.
First, my husband Mark, who encouraged me to do this whole writing thing, and who has been there with me every step of the way, alternately cheering and hugging. I love you truly, madly, deeply.
Second, my QSF co-consipirator Angel Martinez, who acted as my second beta reader, and who was always there for me when I had questions about how the hell to do this whole thing.
Third, the amazing platypus man Erik Schubach, who has been invaluable to me for steering me through the shoals of self publishing, graciously answering every little question I could come up with. And hey, Frank!
Next, Freddy MacKay, who has also helped me though the self pub wilderness, and who I plan to lean on more for Impact, the QSF flash fiction antho.
I also wanna thank Gregg Sewell, who edited the massive tome for me for a song, and Kelley York, who put up with all my manic cover changes and delivered a beautiful work of art.
Thanks to Fabry and Marco, who were the inspiration for one couple in the book – and Fabry, thank you so much for the wonderful recipes!
Thanks to Claudia Milani, who provided the wonderful Italian translation.
Thanks also to all the bloggers and fellow authors who are helping me to get the word out, and to my friends here in Sac who have always cheered me on.
I love each and every one of you. As they say, it takes a village (or a really full clown car).