I'm still a little breathless and a lot astonished. A long time ago I discovered that talent and hard work weren't always enough to get a book published. But I kept writing and kept submitting and filing away rejections, then went on to the next project. I've had a couple great critique partners who offered their wisdom and encouragement, and my kids were my biggest cheerleaders. Everyone believed in me - even me! But even so, the email offering me a contract today took me by surprise. Even more outstanding is that they want to release it in June of this year. THIS YEAR! Amazing, awesome and so very satisfying. I read the entire contract, but I think I need to read it again when my head is not still in the clouds and get down to business. But in the mean time - I think I'll have another glass of wine! Thank you to everyone who had a part in getting me to this place in my life. Love you all.