Am I the only one who loves to read an author's acknowledgments--our version of credits, homage to everyone who touched our book? (Personally, I prefer to read the acknowledgments at the end of the book since it feels like a grace note--the thank you after sharing the work with the reader. I simply don't get acknowledging people at the front of the book.)
I always wonder about the people who are included in that thank you--what made them so special to be immortalized in a book? Who are these people? Perhaps it's the writer in me. But I want their story, too.
So I thought I would share the inside scoop on some of the amazing people who helped shape NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL. First up is Dia Calhoun--Dia, my Dia--an award-winning author, co-founder of readergirlz, and one of my peeps!
What many of her readers don't realize is that Dia is also a brilliant artist, a lettering artist who created the Alaska Airlines logo. For my homecoming from China, she created a piece of art for my entry, words taken from my latest novel: Feed Hope.
How can hope not be fed with that glorious piece of art in my home?
And now Dia has launched a new website for her lettering business. Tell me, can't you just see this on a book or video game?