My publisher sent some ARCs of my debut novel! Yes, I got to hold my book in my hands for the first time this week, even though it won’t be officially released until October 1. The contents of the box represent more than paper and ink and color: Those books represent my dream coming true, a reward for never giving up, the proof that perseverance pays off. My husband filmed a video of the whole unveiling and maybe I’ll upload that sometime too! Suffice it to say, we did a lot of celebrating!