To my amazing reader friends:
Huge, humble and heartfelt thanks to you for cheering me on through the hard parts, encouraging me to do my best at all times, making me laugh and feel connected to this community. And thank you for buying THE APPLE ORCHARD. It means the world to me that you would let my stories into your world. It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do, as you can tell by these early scribblingsillustration by Richard Stine(illustration by richard stine, http://www.richardstine.com
Those of you who have been around for a while know I struggled to write this book through a crazy succession of life events from the ridiculous to the tragic to the sublime. If you hadn’t been there for me, and making me remember that what I do matters, I’m not sure I would have ever finished.
Every time you buy a book, or request it from the library, or download it, or loan it to a friend, or send it as a present, you are giving the author a gift beyond price. We might never meet in person, but I consider you a true friend. You mean more to me than you know.
Love and hugs,