My eyes are dilated right now and I can't see much of anything. Particularly not anything typed. In fact, I stopped at the store after my eye appointment to pick up some cold medicine and food, but I couldn't read anything on the packages, so I became frustrated and left empty handed. (I'll fix any typos here later.)
But! I just wanted to tell you all, one of my crit partners from about a year and a half ago has a YA that came out from Viking this month. His name is John C. Ford. The book is THE MORGUE AND ME. John mailed me a signed copy which I just pulled out of my mailbox. After about a full minute of holding the book out in front of me at various lengths and angles, I spotted what appears to be my name on the acknowledgments page. Yes, it is my name!
MY NAME IS IN THE ACKNOWLEDGMENTS!!!!!!!
How awesome is that? I am so excited and so touched. I cannot wait to dive in and read this book again. It was a pleasure the first time. I am looking forward to seeing how it's changed since the draft I read!
Now I just have to wait for my eyes to get back to normal so I can do that!