Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Acknowledgement

Today is the official release day for The Wild Hunt. As the book lacks an acknowledgement page, it seems appropriate to use today's post to craft one.

First and foremost to Sang Sun Park, without whom there would be no Tarot Cafe. I am humbled by your talent and kindness. Thank you for allowing me to be a guest in your wonderful world. 한국어당신을 감사하십시오 (babelfish tells me this is how to write thank you in Korean.)

To TOKYOPOP—especially my editor, Jenna Winterberg, for the opportunity given to me and the trust that was put in my abilities. The novel and I are better because of this. Thank you for your expertise, professionalism, and sincerity.

To my ass-kicking, unstoppable agent, Miriam Kriss. You do what you do so well, and I can never say thank you enough.

To Vicki Pettersson, Allene Symmons and Sarona Bartels who talked sense into me, offered expertise and advice on the delicate matters.

To the friends who got me through it from day one to today with a special nod to the UK Brigade who answered questions on dialect, weather and location: KT Coope, Andrew Tunney and Karen Mahoney. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YUKIKO!

My family—especially my parents, Jim and Lyle, and my grandparents—who have been nothing but supportive during the process and always. Maybe I could have done this without you, but I wouldn't have wanted to.

Finally and most importantly, to you—the readers, reviewers, fans and peers that this experience has brought into my life. Thank you for embracing this book.

Otsukaresama deshita, minna.

3 comments:

Karen Mahoney said...

Dude, this is lovely. Graceful and filled with sincerity. I wish these Acknowledgements could've been in the book, but I'm glad you found a home for them here.

Leigh said...

Hey Chandra! What a nice post, very personal. Congrats on release day! I've posted your fab guest blog:

http://cleighpurtill.blogspot.com/

Thank you!!!

Jim said...

Hey I know some of those people! They are very, very happy for you as well!