Here it is, folks, the end of the golden advice. Make new friends, keep the old, some are silver, the others are gold. I'm sure that if you surround yourself with talented people that success will come your way. Open up to this. Let it fill your heart.
I'm going to SHOUT OUT a few friends. My friend Katherine Grace Bond has a new agent, Sara Crowe! Yay! Katherine is also a Jack Straw Author. My friend Louise Spiegler is also a Jack Straw Author. My critique partners, Louise [The Jewel and the Key], my friend Conrad Wesselhoeft [Adios, Nirvana], and the amazing Holly Cupala [Tell Me a Secret], all have books coming out this year. Janet Lee Carey has two of the most gripping fantasy sequels ever coming out for two of her series -- The Dragons of Noor is one. I'm saying that the wonderful Chris Eboch has stuff brewing. My friend Stasia Kehoe has a fab fab fab blog you might read. The wonderful Watsons always have great stuff cooking: Richard Jesse Watson, Jesse Watson, Benjamin Watson, Faith Pray (also a Watson), Susi Watson, who has no blog, boo. Did I get to Allyson Schrier, Lois Brandt, Kevan Atteberry, Vijaya Bodach, Cathy Benson, Jen Heger...? It's amazing that I have not spontaneously combusted from the brilliant light of all this talent.
Anyway, I cannot stress the support that I have experienced from these and many other writers and artists. One of the great privileges of my life is to know these multi-faceted folks. Knowing them all makes me feel like one of the wealthiest people on the planet. I'm about to make a big move across country, back to Texas, my hometown stomping ground. But I have to say, I piece of my heart is planted in the Northwest...
My doodle this week, "Home."
This week takes us back to 1967 and St. Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends
Mm, I get high with a little help from my friends
Oh, Gonna try with a little help from my friends