Today, I want to take time out from writing, editing and marketing. As the date draws near for my debut novel, If I Fail, A Jake Carrington Mystery’s release (September 7, 2012). I’d like to acknowledge a group of people who helped make my dream come true. Though they each have been thanked individually, I’d like to thank them publicly.
First and foremost, to my husband, Alan. Accepting your proposal thirty-three years ago was the best decision of my life. You define ‘the love of a lifetime.’ Your constant support and encouragement can not be understated. You are my rock!
My family, what an amazing bunch you are, from my sisters and brothers, to my nieces and nephews, and cousins. All have cheered me on from the beginning.
To Brenda Piel from Apieling Pictures, thank you for your time and patience; the final product made me look incredible.
To Steve Hopkins from www.LogiCFX.net who spent many an hour developing my website and the patiences that task required. All who know me, know I’m technology blond. Steve, you showed grace under pressure. www.marianl.com I love it!
To Kristan Higgins who shares her knowledge and encourages all new writers, especially those of us who are lucky enough to be members of the CTRWA.
From the CTRWA, thank you, PJ Sharon, for all the FB and Twitter info you shared. And to Jamie Schmidt who explained what social network was and how to use it. Everyone at CTRWA are incredible writers and giving human beings! I love you guys.
A special thanks to Lea Schizas at MuseItUp Publishing for taking a chance on me and my Jake Carrington Series.
I almost forgot to thanks my wonderful editors who enhanced my books Julie Lynn Hayes and Les Tucker.
And last but not least, my critique partners, who started out as aquaintences and fellow writers, but also became cherished friends. Thank you Gail Chianese, Kimberly K. Fox and Mandi Casey.
A special thanks to SavvyAuthors.com for all the classes and seminars offered to improve a writer’s skill set.
Photo supplied by Apieling Pictures
If I Fail, A Jake Carrington Mystery is available for pre-order.