So, I'm sitting here thinking of who to mention and this may be kinda corny, but I really have to thank Madeline L'Engle--I never knew her, never had any contact with her, but without her I would have never started writing. It was her books that inspired me as a kid, and still do today. Seriously, I have to pay a little tribute to her. There are a million other authors who have shaped who I am through their work and art, but I can't list them all here :)
There have been many others in my personal life, too, including my adviser in grad school who took a chance on the crazy lab tech and let her start school. I may not particularly love grad school sometimes, but he's been awesome through the whole process.
My husband! He may think my artistic side is a little nuts at times, but he's usually rather supportive. Even when I'm sobbing over a rejection. Hehe!
The rest of my family has also been an amazing source of support for me. They may not think very highly of me writing, but they are always there for me with my rather insane belief that I should carry on with my education.
For all of these people, and the hundreds of others I'm probably missing, THANK YOU!!!