Huge, humble and heartfelt thanks to you for cheering me on through the hard parts, encouraging me to do my best at all times, making me laugh and feel connected to this community. And thank you for buying THE APPLE ORCHARD
. It means the world to me that you would let my stories into your world. It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do, as you can tell by these early scribblings
. (illustration by richard stine, www.richardstine.com
Every time you buy a book, or request it from the library
, or download it, or loan it to a friend, or send it as a present, you are giving the author a gift beyond price. We might never meet in person, but I consider you a true friend. You mean more to me than you know.