In today’s fast paced – easy traveling world, it’s rare to find a friend who has known you since pre-school… and still likes you.  The kind of friend who shrieks in delight when you sell your first book, and then runs down to Borders with you to buy all the current releases from that very awesome publisher.  The same friend who then announces to the store that you just sold your first book – and makes sure everybody in town is primed to pre-buy it when it comes available.

I’d like to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Brandie Beebe Chapman, who is such a friend.  Thanks for the support, inspiration and fun!  I love you, little sister.