As we kiss 2015 goodbye, I have to say, I’m a little sad to see it go. From a writing standpoint especially, this has been one hell of a year. I experienced so many firsts, crossed so many things off my bucket list that made 2015 an incredibly memorable year for me. From signing my first book contracts for both BONE WHITE and BLACKENED, to then seeing those books on actual bookstore shelves, to sitting on convention panels and giving a workshop to a writer’s group. I survived my first public reading in front of a small, yet very supportive audience and was asked by a former college professor to come back and speak to a couple of their classes. The icing on the proverbial cake was seeing a promotion for BONE WHITE triple its projected amount of sales, making it a best-seller on multiple sites.
And while none of this is allowing me to say goodbye to the day job, I am having a hell of a lot of fun with it. But truly, none of it would even be possible without an incredibly encouraging and faithful support group behind me. From my ever-supportive wife and kids who allow me the time and money I need to chase this crazy dream, to my mother who still champions my every achievement, to my publisher who has opened so many doors for me, I thank you all. Your encouragement is appreciated more than you know.
I would also like to thank my ever-patient and supportive friends who no doubt get tired of my exhaustive, yet essential promotion, yet never cut me loose because of it. To the reviewers who have taken the time to offer kind words about my writing, (and a little constructive criticism from time to time), I thank you. Keep it coming.
And finally, to anyone and everyone who has shelled out hard-earned money to purchase any of my labors of love, I thank you wholeheartedly for taking a chance on me. I hope to never disappoint.
With the greatest support group any writer could ever ask for, I am more than excited to see what 2016 has in store. I’m not sure it could possibly live up to 2015, but I can’t wait to find out. Best wishes to all of you and Happy New Year!