I know it’s odd for a website like this to give credits . . . but I have some people who really helped me get here.
First of all, I want to give credit to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for whom “the heavens declare the glory of God.” He alone is the Creator of all creativity and talent. He has blessed me with an incredible life, family, and friends, without any of whom, especially Him, I would be nothing.
Hannah Shockley is my graphic designer. Yes, she designed my logo and my header for this website. Somehow she completely captured all of the elements I asked for (the pen for the writing, the book for the story, and the unicorn for the magic). I am forever indebted to her.
We’ve known each other since we were babies, and when I asked her about maybe creating a logo for me, she jumped on it and created something that is so much more than I imagined. Thank you so much, Hannah! I’m begging her to get a page going, and then I’ll link to her. If, in the meantime, you need a graphic designer, contact me and I’ll give you her info. She’s incredibly talented, and I’m so blessed to have her on my team!
Here is her business email: firstname.lastname@example.org!
The next person I want to thank is Abigail Geiger — you’ll be seeing her books soon. She’s a devoted, talented writer who has been kicking me in the butt for the past year to get a website and business cards going. Thanks, Abby, for believing in me! I needed the push.
Chari (pronounced “cherry”) is my lovely, sweet, patient, obliging photography assistant. She also happens to be my partner in crime and . . . my horse. Haha! Why is she my photography assistant—I mean, how can that be? Well, probably 90% of my photos used for my blogs and on this site are taken from her back. She knows the drill so well by now that about all I have to do is reach for my phone and she freezes. She’s also a wonderful, gracious teacher as my riding students will tell you.
And speaking of photography – my youngest sister, Moriah, took the above photo. Any professional-grade photos that you might see in my blogs are hers. I’ll try to always give her credit. She is wonderful at being available at my beck and call. You should check out her page. You will love her work!
I also want to thank Stephen T. Gerdel who was my first client. He was willing to let me practice on him, and he was oh so chivalrous to me while I was learning, fresh out of university. He’s like a second grandpa to me, and has been such an encouragement to me (for my whole life).
And Paul E. Marshall for trusting me with his manuscripts, as well.
And my family for putting up with me during these last few years of craziness (or, you know, my whole life…).
You all mean the world to me!