A Memoirist’s Extra Layers of Gratitude

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

It didn’t matter how many times I took a crack at the acknowledgements for Caged Eyes, the note felt distressingly inadequate. There simply wasn’t enough space to convey the magnitude of my appreciation for the many, many people who played a part in my story becoming a memoir. Book publishing is a team sport. And memoir? It’s even more so. I’m immensely proud that Caged Eyes will be the first…

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“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” ~ Cicero

Monday, November 21, 2016

This Thanksgiving week, the Debutantes are expressing their thanks.  I think that most authors will tell you that writing their acknowledgments is one of the most nerve-wracking parts of the publishing process. I hemmed and hawed and changed it at least 20 or 30 times. And I do worry. Are there people I forgot? There are many people in my life that I love dearly and are thankful for them…

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Taking Five to Acknowledge the People Behind My Book

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

It takes more than one person to write a novel, and any author who doesn’t admit that is either lying or an egomaniac. In my case, it took a whole lot of people for VINTAGE to go from a glimmer of an idea to a manuscript to a real-life book that hits bookstores in March. Here are five of them, or five categories of people, since I couldn’t actually narrow it…

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