I was sitting at my desk looking at the Soccer Sisters, by Andrea Montalbano books and thinking what a long road it’s been. There are so many people who helped me along the way and I realized that many of them might not be aware that when I am writing, I tend to put them in my books in some way as an immortal thank you.
So I wanted to start with Robert Hardin, who was a great friend of my dad’s. My dad wasn’t alive when I started writing books, but many of his colleagues cheered me along. Bob was one of them – telling me I should follow my dream to write a series for girls about soccer. So Robert Hardin, I made you the Tournament Director in Book 1. Thanks so much for believing in me.