First of all I would like to congratulate KP on their fourth anniversary! I'm thrilled to be a part of your team. I'm so very blessed to be here, because after many months of frustrating rejection letters, Mary Keith saved the day for me when she decided to contract three of my stories--- Lizbeth, One Copper Sky, and Petri Dish Diaries. I'll never forget the day I received the acceptance email from her for my favorite novella---I literally got up from my chair, threw my hands over my face and cried. (Thus began the blubbering phone calls to my supportive friends and family) And I have to admit---I've come a long way from the girl who threw words into a hypothetical pot and tossed them around like a salad. Thanks to reading, writing, re-writing, editing, asking a gazillion questions and taking classes, I think I've learned a thing or two---but of course with much more to learn. I will never think I'm good enough. Every time someone says "I bought your book!" I cringe in shame they might hate it but giggle giddily in hopes they find something magical in my words. It's important readers love my characters, even though I know I can't please the world, but these people (or creatures) I've created are part of my heart and soul, and I love them…I want them to find peace, or love, or freedom---whatever it may be. I want my readers to feel something amazing.