I'll be the first to point out that I am horrible about sending thank you notes. And when it comes to buying presents...I couldn't even figure out what to get for my son's 11th birthday. I'm not one for buying knick-knacks and trinkets, and you can only buy Rubik's Cubes for people so many times before even that gets old (I know, hard to believe, right?). But...
...I am so very thankful for so many things, and this is my official post of thanks to the top four people who made me selling two books to Tor Children's possible!*
Okay, silly, I know, but first, I'll start with myself (because I always wanted a trading card). Seriously, I am so thankful I stuck with these projects even when the writing and the editing and the submissions got hard. I'll be honest. It was frustrating beyond anything I've ever done before. But yay, success! If I can do this, anyone can do this! So here is my official AUTHOR TRADING CARD!
Next, there is my agent, Laura Rennert! Laura stuck with me and had so much incredible patience, I can't even begin to describe it. She puts up with my all-over-the-place writing and my kind of pathetic title suggestions and always has a kind word. Laura, here is your official AGENT TRADING CARD!
Next is Lara Perkins. Lara is an assistant agent with Laura Rennert at Andrea Brown. Without Lara's amazing suggestions, my stories never would have been what they are today! The thought of ever revising anything without her scares me. Lara, you, too, get an official AGENT TRADING CARD!
And finally, there is Susan Chang! Susan is the amazing editor at Tor Children's who saw the beauty in my stories. After meeting Susan a couple of times now, I find we have so much in common. I am thrilled to be working with her. Susan, here is your official EDITOR TRADING CARD!