*sigh* I'm not doing the A to Z Challenge this year---the timing is bad for me with too many April 2013 obligations in my hopper, but I refuse to miss out on all the fun, so you'll be seeing my face around your place at least once or twice this month. You can also catch a glimpse of me on D day at Michael Di Gesu's and on O day at Jackie Felger's Bouquet of Books. On April 26, Anne Gallagher at Piedmont Writer and I are planning a fun post---so I'm sorry to tell you that you're not entirely rid of me for the month.
Since I'm here today, I suppose I could at least give you an A, eh?
A is for Angel
With the release of Divine Temptation, angels are on my mind, and sometimes certain humans are very angel-like---my head editor, Kimberly Blythe, for example, who stepped into the process when I needed her most and amazed me with her objectivity and wisdom. Her wonderful suggestions allowed me to address publisher concerns while keeping intact every single thing that was important to me. And then this angel came through with a review on opening day that brought me both tingles & tears: Divine and Diabolical.
Suze of Subliminal Coffee is another such angel. She had the misfortune of being in contact with me when I was first clued into the aforementioned concerns, and while my natural way to have handled the situation would've been to promptly launch into a full-on freak out, she calmly and logically helped me to view the situation from a reasonable perspective, thus allowing me to take a much needed breath and carry on. I'm so abundantly grateful to both these angels. If not for them, this lovely box may have never landed on my doorstep: