It’s a birthday celebration, and that calls for Jake Ryan. Because I know if he could, he’d be here today to wish IF ONLY a very happy birthday. OR, this is just a gratuitous Jake Ryan pic. Either way, I’m good with it.
Because holy wow, one year ago today, this story I wrote–this romance not just about the love of love, but about the love of stories themselves–made its way into the world! Happy birthday,
I am so grateful to get to do what I do and to have such wonderful people in my life who supported me (and still do) and this little dream I had to write this book and see what happened next.
So, just some quick thanks first to Lex, the first ever to read this book and give me the confidence to see where it would go; to Amy for not only helping me write the three-sentence pitch that started this whole publishing ball rolling but for loving the book when I finally had the nerve to show it to you!
To Natalie, Megan, Lia, and Jen–early readers, critiquers, and fans of Jordan, Noah, Griffin, Duncan, and Elaina– my writing life would be immeasurably more difficult without you, and my heart would be way less full without your friendship. You really do make my dreams come true.
Thank you to my fabulous publisher, Entangled, especially IF ONLY’s editors, Karen and Nicole–GROUP HUG.
There’s no way I could do any of this without readers. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for making it possible for me to keep on keepin’ on. Sending you all virtual Baymax fist bumps!
What’s next? Well, 2014 closed out with IF ONLY‘s follow-up, WHAT IF. And in four weeks, thanks to my lovely agent, my first book in a new series, ONE NIGHT, releases with Berkley/Intermix (4-21-15), with book two, ONE LIFE, following in the fall (10-20-15).
Hope to have more publishing news for you soon, but until then a quick thank-you gift. This giveaway will expire in 24 hours!