Celia on the Run turns one year old today! Happy birthday to Nick and Celia, to their story. Happy anniversary to my publisher, Untreed Reads! Hard to believe my debut novel has been out for a full year now. Even harder to believe a publisher was willing to take a chance on me, a writer with no credentials, just a manuscript and a good imagination. So thankful for the chance to share my first book with the world, and even though I would write regardless of publication, having readers get lost in a story I created is so incredibly rewarding. Since it was only 12 months ago when Celia on the Run was first released, it's easy for me to remember the happy-nervous feeling I had when I first saw MY book available online. I was so freaked out and excited about it I didn't tell anyone (except my husband, of course) that the book was officially published and out there in the world for nearly a month. Pretty weird that I kept that to myself, huh? I can't even explain why I did that, why I kept my big news a secret, but I eventually got over my shyness (a little...still have a long way to go), and have enjoyed connecting with bloggers and readers over the last 11 months. I've learned so much in a year, and I can't wait to see this next 12 months has in store!