Of course my very first post on my brand new shiny site must be one of acknowledgements.
My Women’s Romance novel, BROKEN SMILES (to be released in late 2014 by Astraea Press) was born from my dreams, desires, journal writing, and memories. It grew and took shape during a crazy season in my life. To counter my reality, I found myself creating a world in which to escape. The characters became my friends. The scenery brought back fond memories as I escaped for a time from the heat and concrete into a place where green things grew and time slowed down.
While many thanks are to be given, above all I must thank Matt! You helped breathe life into my characters. It was wonderful to escape into this world with you. It was easy to draw from our own love story. My children, I love you all and thank you for realizing “oh, mom’s just talking to herself again” whenever I don’t answer your questions. My parents: Dad, thank you for all of your support and for feeding my love of Asia. Mom, thank you for instilling in me a love for reading, music, and art. You are my inspiration and hero.
Thank you to my siblings, friends, critique groups, beta readers, editors, and the team at Astraea Press.
I think of a quote from Pablo Picasso. “Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.” So, with that in mind, I must thank my experiences, my trials, my failures, and my faith. Without any of these, the story BROKEN SMILES and my love of writing would have never been born.