When Ramona Richards, senior fiction editor at Abingdon Press, asked what I thought about moving my release dates for the Class Reunion series so they'd come out back-to-back, I agreed that it would be a fun experiment. I never expected the whirlwind of excitement that has happened, and I'm thankful to Ramona and the rest of the team at Abingdon for all the energy and enthusiasm they've invested.
Cat Hoort came onboard as the marketing manager, and she hit the ground running with all the fiction, including my Class Reunion books Pretty Is as Pretty Does, Bless Her Heart, and Tickled Pink. I'm extremely delighted to have the opportunity to work with someone who not only knows how to promote books, she seems to care about each and every one of the authors in her capable hands. I've met quite a few wonderful bloggers and reviewers through the Pump Up Your Book blog tour that Cat signed me up for.
I don't want to leave out others who have been involved in this series. Thank you, Barbara Scott, for believing in the concept when you were the editor at Abingdon! Tamela Hancock Murray, you're the best literary agent ever! I'm also grateful to friends Julie Pollitt, Paige Winship Dooly, Sandie Bricker, and Cherie Burbach for your friendship and support. Julie and Paige, another round of thanks to y'all for reading my books after I wrote them and before I sent them to Ramona.