A very happy Valentine's to:
Jayson- for helping me become who I want to be and being the best father in the world.
Mom and Dad- for being my number one fans since, well, forever.
My writing critique group- for being supportive, encouraging and, of course, painfully honest. Thank you.
SCBWI - for creating a safe place to fall and a place to get answers.
Louis Sachar - for writing Sideways Stories from Wayside School...my inspiration.
Paula Danziger - for writing The Cat Ate My Gymsuit, and just being hilarious.
Gordon Korman - for making me laugh and making me spill my brownies
David Diaz - for making the national conferences very enlightening
Eve and Jay - for being the funniest people I know; for making me smile every time I see you; for reading all 23 versions of the same story and still acting like there's something interesting to read; for just plain "getting me" when other people don't and for being the best looking Democratic mermaids ever.