A mentor by definition is a teacher or a coach. I’ve had many throughout my writing career. The person I’ve been thinking about didn’t teach me, nor was a coach, but rather a peripheral supporter. Someone spotted potential success in my writing ability.

I have had the good fortune to attend Sage Hill Writing Experience  on three occasions. As participants we had an opportunity to read from our works in progress. After one of my readings, Susan Crean, a National Bestseller author, didn’t come up to me and congratulate me on my presentation, but rather she said that she believed I would go far in my writing career. There are some moments a fledgling emerging writer always remembers, and this is one of mine.

This year, Ponytails and Promises has received many reviews from readers and two industry reviews.

From InD’Tale Magazine a 4 1/2 heart gold crown that has given me the opportunity to be a finalist in the RONE Award (Reward of Novel Excellence) sweet, contemporary romance category. Cardyn Brooks wrote: overall, “Ponytails and Promises” delivers an emotionally satisfying, hopeful read about grief, recovery, and moving forward.”

Cyrene Olson in Uncage Reviews also gave Ponytails and Promises a 4 1/2 star review. In her review she wrote: “I went into this book with a bit of trepidation – as so many contemporary romances seem the same to me, but this one is a wonderful surprise and is highly recommended.”

To my mentors and my supporters, whether you realize it or not.


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