Ok, let’s just say once again this isn’t the normal post for Roadie Notes but something I want to address! You have got to be kind to one another people! No more using people, no more bashing people, no more hurting people and further more just stop it and be kind. If you aren’t happy leave. If you don’t like it leave. If you are being treated bad leave. It’s simple. Love one another it’s easy. Everyone has flaws, lord knows I sure do. I have more than most! I’m not afraid to say it. I own it. I’m not proud of them but I screw stuff up so bad sometimes it takes and act of God to fix them. Ask anyone that has known me long enough they will tell you the same thing. Ok enough of that…. now the nice stuff ……
There are some amazing people I want to talk about for a few minutes that have been important in my life this year…I know I will leave people out but please don’t be offended, I truly love you all!!
First person is
William Cook : amazing man, author and friend. He is the reason I have this blog. This was his brain child and if he hadn’t convinced me I could do this I never would have even tried. I love this blog and I have to say thank you for your unwavering support it means the world to me! Love you my friend! I also have been honored to read and review his books on my blog and on Amazon and they are simply amazing! Read them!
The second person is
Jeff Brown: another great author who also loved the idea of me having a blog and pushed me to do it. I can’t say thank you enough for that. Thank you for being there through some really trying times this year and always trying to make me see what I needed to even when I didn’t want to believe it. Thank you for letting me read DUM it is such an amazing book and very special to me. Most of all for Ball Four. Baseball is my heart and I will treasure it always! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
The third person is
Lisa Vasquez: incredibly smart and talented lady who believed in me enough to let me work by her side at her publishing house. You taught me so much and only increased my love of the book world. I treasure our late night talks and the funny videos we send each other. Your book is going to be amazing and I can’t wait for it to be released. HINT HINT read it you will love it!!! I wish you all the best and success you can ever have!
The fourth person is
Christy Thornbrugh: my sister (we adopted each other) who I love more than anything! You have always been there and loved me no matter what crazy, stupid or hairbrained thing I decided to do. We have laughed and cried more this year than I think I ever have in my life. Always and forever momma! 💗
The fifth person is
Shaun Hupp: brilliant writer, father and friend. The countless hours we have spent talking about everything, your stories and your kids and life in general. You singing to me durning the author challenge I don’t think I will ever forget! Priceless !! Seriously…you have grown so much as a writer this year it amazes me. Can’t wait for your new book to be ready so I can read more!!! I appreciate you more than you know you have kept me sane more times than you realize. Thank you!
The sixth person is
Matt Hickman: another super talented writer. You have become so amazing with your writing it just blows me away. Amnesia is by far one of my favorite books this year and honestly in a long time! Some day I will say I knew him when…I have loved watching you with your kids and all the fun adventures you take them on. You talking to me and encouraging me means more than you will ever know! Don’t you ever stop writing!!! Love you bub!
The seventh person is
Ryan Woods: very smart and kind man, writes poems like no other! You touched my heart with so many of the poems you have written it’s like you are in my soul. I’m so glad to have met you and be able to share this with you. You have become a priceless treasure to me and many others. If you haven’t read one of his poems do so! Thank you for being my friend!
The eighth person is
Diana Lucretia Stanhope: such a talented woman and such loving lady. You are a beacon in the storm of life. If you ever need someone to tell you that they love you and know that they mean it this is your lady! Even though you want to write an alien love story for me and make me read it I love you more than I can say. You always make me feel so very loved. Thank you for just loving me!
Ok I’m done being mushy, well….no I’m not. To everyone that has been by my side this year and have supported me and all my hair brained ideas thank you! Thank you for loving me as the complete mess that I am! I love you all so very much ! Thank you for being you!