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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Acknowledgments for Affective Needs

As I said yesterday, I have many people to thank for offering to read early drafts of Affective Needs. 

I wanted to post my acknowledgements in a public space...it's readers and fellow writers like them that make writing and indie publishing possible.

Affective Needs Acknowledgments 

First of all, thank you Rod, Beth, and Matthew. I love you.

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with my editor, Maya Packard, on this book. Maya, I appreciate all your guidance and feel exceptionally lucky to have you in my corner. May you always have a booming editorial business. (But not so much that I can't get on your schedule!)

Ruth, being not always a very "likable" character, was tricky to craft right from the start. Several kind and patient people were generous with their time and offered feedback on early drafts of Affective Needs. Thank you Emma Patterson, Corinne O'Flynn, Krista Borland, Bonnie Miller, Danielle DeVor, Christine Ashworth, Shannon Baker, David Emmond, Ryan Ackerman, Danyiel Jobe, Kate Lansing, Richard Kennedy, Amanda Sprunger, Cathy Walker-Gilman, Dianna Radosevich, Amanda Marie, Tiffany Porter, Aimee Bassett-Milligan, Melanie La Surk, Chuck Harrelson, Kathleen Briscoe, Mark Archambault, Misty Tucker, Pamela Nassiff-Coble, Sarah Kumaraperu, Johnny West, Elizabeth Law, and Kristin Nelson. I am forever grateful for your time, thoughtful insights, and for helping this writer find her way with this book.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Full Cover Spread: Affective Needs

It's done!

Here is the full cover spread for my new Young Adult contemporary, AFFECTIVE NEEDS, due out August 11th!


It's thrilling to finally be able to see this book come into the world. There were many people who were kind enough to read early drafts of this book for me and offer feedback--I owe them a huge debt of gratitude. Tomorrow I'll be posting the Acknowledgments for this title thanking all those pre-readers for their time.