One of the best perks of being an author is the people I've met along the way. I have made some really great friends. Granted, I've never met any of them face-to-face, but that's just a technicality ;)
So today, for the letter G, I'm going to take a moment to reflect on a very special group of friends I met a year ago. The (former) authors of Entranced Publishing. I'm not going to go into detail about the fall of the publisher which has recently made news around the internet and the watch dog sites. If you want to know, Google it. You'll get the truth. And that's all I'm going to say about that.
I've been a part of several author groups thanks to the diversity of publishers I've sold my books to. They've all been great, and I've made friends in all of them. But the former Entranced authors are somehow different. I don't know why, and I'm not going to try to explain it, but right from the very start I clicked with each and every one of them. Maybe it was God's hand that brought us all together in a perfect melody of talent and personalities. Either way, we found each other and every day I am so thankful for them.
Through thick and thin, we've stuck together. Even during the darkest, hopeless, last days of Entranced, instead of falling apart and giving up, we stood together, united as one. We've supported each other, encouraged one another, and even offered up our collective talents to help those who have chosen the self-publishing route. For those still pursuing the traditional route, we're a fantastic group of cheerleaders!
These authors, editors, publicists, cover artists, etc. mean the world to me, and I would not be where I am today without them. What's the point of this, you ask? Don't take the "virtual" friends you make for granted. I know for a fact that if I didn't have mine, I'd be broken right now. They are not only there when I have writing issues, they're available whenever I need them. Anytime. For anything. If that's not true friendship then I don't know what is.
To my former Entrancies: I love and adore each of you! Thank you for being you and for being such great friends. And thank you for the honor of being Kaptain Kara! #Darksideresearch forever :-)