Created for Necessity, Employed for Passion

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet"

Let's build a world. Explore what we believe by writing. In many ways my characters’ experiences with fate, destiny and free-will mirror my own. What is up to us and what isn’t? It’s one of the great questions of the human experience, I think. But no matter what is for us to control, we must own the identity. You’re a writer if you write. Period. Writing is a lovely way to spend one’s time. Enjoy it. And I hope you enjoy my writing here.

Monday, April 30, 2012

From Author, To Book-- A Few Words


Hey there. Can you believe we are here? It feels like just yesterday we were starting out together-- unsure and unsteady. There were a lot of challenges along the way, and we both had a lot of growing to do. There were so many things I didn't know, but I'm not sorry for the mistakes I made, and I hope you're not, either--- they led us here.

I wanted to tell you something on your eve of publication: I am so proud of you. I know I may not have always said it, and there were times I wasn't always as kind to you as I should have been, but please trust me when I tell you now. I am so proud of what you have done, and what you will do. Do you remember what I told you when we went on submission? I told you that you had one job: to do good. I want you to know that is still your job. It is the only thing that matters, Rosaline. Do good. Be kind. Listen. Help. Make people laugh. Let them cry. Be their friend.

You're ready, now. I'll be watching from the sidelines supporting and cheering you on. I can't wait to see who you meet, and how far you travel. Thank you for making this magnificent dream come true for me.

All my love,



  1. OMG. this is so heart warming and beautiful!

  2. I just finished your book and this letter just made the rest of my day! Thanks for making me laugh, gush, cry, and everything in between! :)