While writing is solitary, publishing takes a huge group of people to make a book the best it can be. For day 4 of #18DaystoMGDebut, I’m looking at my acknowledgements for THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST.
I actually wrote the first draft of these long before the book was bought by Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster. I had a draft I was proud of and agents were reading it, and I was so grateful for the help I had received so far. I wrote acknowledgements for all the people who had helped me up to that point, with the hope that I could one day thank them in print.
That day comes in just four days when THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST hits shelves. The back of the book has three pages of thank yous, including to you, readers, who love and spread the word about the books you love. Keep reading!