I am thrilled to announce that Kimberly Witherspoon of Inkwell Management has offered to represent me and AS YOU WISH! Kim is a rock star agent and some of her client list includes: Eloisa James, Sophie Kinsella, Sara Lindsey, and Carly Phillips. I am excited and so very happy to be included in this esteemed company!
I first have to thank my parents, sister, and brother for all their love and support. I love you.
To my wonderfully brillaint and talented CPs: Tiffany Clare, J.K. Coi, and Maggie Robinson. These smart, savvy women have been with me every step of the way. Your friendship means the world to me. I would not be the writer I am today without all of you. Thank you for sticking with me when I was pulling out my hair, doing last minute critiques, and for always being there.
To Eloisa James, thank you. Without you and your BB, none of this would have been possible. Eloisa, you were the first person to make me believe that my writing dream was attainable. I would not be the writer today if not for you and Julia Quinn, whom I also have to thank. Both Eloisa and Julia are so supportive and embracing of debut authors from the BB. Thank you both!
Thank you to Anna Campbell for always answering my questions and for forgiving me when I mixed up her and Anne Gracie's e-mails. Thank you for your guidance and encouragement. And to another awesome Aussie author, Christine Wells, for being so nice and supportive.
To the fabulous Julie James, thank you. Drinks are on me. ;)
A special thank you to Jackie Ivie and her insightful comments on the Great Expectations contest. Jackie hit it right-on what needed to be tightened. To Jane Litte and the Dear Author community, thank you for the helpful comments and feedback on First Page Saturday. Jane Litte is awesome.
I'd like to especially thank Julie Leto for her advice and her moral support in e-mails. It means so much to me!
A big thank you to Sara Lindsey, who e-mailed Kim after reading my first chapter. Long story short, Kim requested the full and is now my agent! Sara is the most fabulous person and great friend, who has been so supportive and helpful to me. You rock, Sara!
Thank you also to Tessa Dare and Courtney Milan for being so completely awesome. Without their advice, support, and friendship, I would not be where I am today. To Tessa, who has read every single version of my books and still would read the next one, thank you. Your advice made me grow as a writer. To Courtney, for giving me one of the best critiques ever. Your insightful comments on my first book pushed me to become a better writer. Thank you both (and Sara as well) for always being there and believing in me.
Thank you to all my beta readers. To Stacey Agdern and Kelly Krysten, thank you for reading and loving AYW, and your friendship. And thanks to Mary Danielson. Thanks also to my soul sister Carey Baldwin for her support and love of reality TV.
Thank you to everyone who did a very last minute critique on my synopsis for my second book: Tiff, Maggie, J.K., Stacey, Kelly, Courtney (who did so after traveling all day from D.C), Kayla Reno, and to the awesome Jennifer Haymore (who had also returned from D.C.).
Thank you all again!!! I totally apologize if in all my excitement, I forgot your name---please know that your support has meant so much. I am still shocked, happy, and beyond ecstatic about this news to even think straight!