Oct 13

THE JOCK AND THE FAT CHICK: It’s officially launched and there’s a lot of people I’d like to thank

Today my book, The Jock and the Fat Chick, officially launches and I wanted to take the time to thank some special friends who’ve helped me along the way. It was two years ago when the idea for this story came to me and from that point until now, there’s a list of people I’d like to acknowledge for their advice, contribution and feedback.

I wouldn’t be where I am today without you.

My second (American) family: Wildacres Writing Retreat

My second (Canadian) families: CANSCAIP, TorKidLit and Romance Writers Association – Toronto Chapter

Nachos and Narratives writers group (cool name, huh?) Stephen Geigen-Miller, Claire Humphrey, Melanie Fishbane, and Heather Jackson

Talented photographer friends Kim Yanick and Lucy Camputaro who took photos for my site

Chris at CitrusMedia for making my website and book promo cards look good

All my friends and family

All the folks on Facebook I’ve met on my travels, along with fellow writers on the Twitterverse

All the chefs, food bloggers, and romance and YA diversity writers

My superb agent, Marlene Stringer

My wonderful Editor at HarperCollins, Catherine Wallace

My beta readers & feedback fiends: Naomi Gurarie, Michael McMaster, Lori, Shade, Ib, and Trent.

Last, but certainly not least, thank you to one of my dearest friends, Stephen Geigen-Miller, whose kind and encouraging words got me through draft, after draft, after draft. You’ve helped me far more than you’ll ever know. Thanks, buddy.

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