Today is the five year anniversary of my becoming an author (author-versary? Hmm.). I can't quite believe it's been five years! But on October 16, 2015, The Prince's Consort was released through Dreamspinner Press, and I became a published author. The Prince's Consort wasn't the first novel I'd written—it wasn't even the novel I'd meant to write at the time!—but it became my first published novel after years of writing and learning and revising and submitting and getting discouraged and buckling down again and being determined I would make this dream come true. These last five years have been filled with ups and downs. The Prince's Consort looks a little different inside and out now that it's been rereleased through NineStar Press. I've learned a lot over these five years, and a lot has changed. But I still love these characters, and I still love visiting with them when I write a new Chronicles of Tournai book. I still love writing, despite the challenges. I still get discouraged and have to buckle down and get determined again, and I still rely on the support of the people I love to help me do that. I don't think I could do this without them. I'm so very grateful for so much. My tenth book--The Envoy's Honor, a continuation of the series The Prince's Consort began—releases next month, and I hope there will be many books to come.