"Nothing on earth can make
up for the loss of one who
has loved you."
I lost my Dad in October of 2009, just as Lorna was starting to see some success. He never knew most of the Lorna triumphs. Hitting the New York Times bestsellers list--not just the extended list, but the REAL list (so far three times). He never saw the third book in the series. He never knew it was nominated for an Agatha for best novel of 2009. He never knew I sold another series under my own name -- the one he gave me.
Yesterday I learned I hit the New York Times bestsellers (extended) list for the first time under my own name for The Walled Flower. And guess what, I hit higher than Lorna did on her first time. #25.
Yesterday would have been my Dad's birthday.
Happy Birthday, Dad.