I gave Lily Drake life, and now I am saying goodbye. This will be the final novel in the series, and although I have tons of ideas for more to come at some point in the future, Lily holds a special place in my heart and letting her go saddens me in so many ways.
Lily is a part of me. Literally. We share the same tastes in music, men, friends and fashion. When Lily is confronted with an obstacle, I ask myself, "What would I do? What would I say?" And part of my personality has become Lily Drake. She is like me in many ways, but she is also the person I want to become. Fiercely tough, independent, a doting mother and a loyal friend.
I'd like to take the time to thank my publisher for giving Lily and myself a chance. I'd like to thank all my readers for taking the time and spending the money on a story that I feel so passionate about, and I'd like to thank my fantastic cover designer, Naj, for giving Lily a face. The last couple of years have been nothing short of wonderful by having the opportunity to do something that I love and get it out to so many people to read. I feel so blessed and honored that I've had this experience.