My Dearest Readers,
I’m going to do my best to get through this without sobbing in an uncontrollable mess… This morning, each and every one of you gave me one of the greatest gifts of my entire life. Seriously, when I’m old and gray, looking back at the best moments of my life, this morning will be right up there in those memories. This morning I realized I had sold over 250,000 ebooks. No counting freebies, giveaways or paperbacks, just good old fashioned ebook sales. To say that I feel humbled and beyond blessed is the understatement of the century.
Honestly, short of me winning the Mega Millions, finding the world’s greatest vibrator, and seeing into the future to see that one day I will have a small army of grandchildren, nothing could possibly make this day any sweeter for me.
I don’t know what else to say other than THANK YOU.
Thank you for allowing me to chase this dream of being an author. Thank you for sticking with me when I went through years of medical problems battling severe depression, a BiPolar II diagnosis and severe medical reactions to medications that almost cost me my life. Thank you for letting me tell stories and characters to not only express myself, but also as a form of trying to make the world a better place one person at a time. Thank you for your notes, emails and cards through the years telling me how much you enjoyed one of my stories. Believe it or not, those messages kept me going on days I didn’t think I could “go” any more. Thank you for helping me prove my 8th grade English teacher wrong when he told me that I “would never do anything significant with my life”.
In earnest, I just want to say THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU.
Whether you believe it or not, I cherish each and every one of you immeasurably. BECAUSE OF YOU, I CAN BE ME.
I may have never hit “a list”, but as of today I can proudly say I accomplished a dream thanks to all of you. Here’s to hoping that you guys stick with me, and my inevitably crazy life, for a few more books, and years to come. But please know, that even if I stopped writing tomorrow, all of you have made my life so much richer in ways that are more valuable than the almighty dollar can ever be. And I love you all for it tremendously.
With Overwhelming Love,