Thank You So Much!

July 16, 2010

I have learned so much from so many over the years. These are some of the many people who have been kind or helpful on my writing journey or whose writing, teaching or example have been instrumental to my work. If you are looking for yourself and you don’t see yourself listed yet, please check back later.

I’m starting in childhood and then moving forward in time. I have not included the obvious people like my close family, just everyone else.

Thanks to the following individuals:

  • Ginny Knapp
  • Don Kelly
  • Jane “Mac” Kelly
  • Ed Dunn
  • Holden Wilson Jr.
  • Richard Corum
  • Heather McCutchen Kannam
  • Dr. Robert Sokol LINK
  • Deborah K. King LINK
  • Stacey Coverdale
  • Susan Marshall Abraham
  • Jen Wertz Houlihan
  • Laura Welles Wilson
  • Kate Benedict MacGregor
  • Katie Perle
  • Randall Albers LINK
  • Eric May
  • John Schultz LINK
  • Gary Johnson LINK
  • Wade Roberts
  • Kristin Bair O’Keeffe
  • Moe Ross
  • Gary Rosenberg
  • Louise Hay LINK
  • Oprah Winfrey LINK
  • Martha Stewart LINK
  • Bette Midler LINK
  • Julia Cameron LINK
  • Anne Lamott LINK
  • Natalie Goldberg LINK
  • SARK LINK
  • Brenda Ueland LINK
  • Pam Houston LINK
  • Ann Hood LINK
  • Bonnie Friedman LINK
  • Maya Angelou LINK
  • Alice Walker LINK
  • Erica Jong LINK
  • Sonia Choquette LINK
  • Dr. Jean Houston LINK
  • Joseph Campbell LINK
  • Marion Woodman LINK
  • Clarissa Pinkola Estes LINK
  • Jan Phillips LINK
  • Valerie Young LINK
  • Mary Hunt LINK
  • Anita Diamant LINK
  • Wendy Burt-Thomas
  • Linda Howson
  • Susan Colleen Browne
  • Cathy Angell LINK
  • Lauren Fritzen
  • Greg Robanser
  • Tara Stevens
  • Rachel Bender
  • Joanna Nesbit LINK
  • Laural Ringler LINK
  • Gordon Burgett LINK
  • Marjorie Holmes
  • Mary Murray Shelton LINK
  • Sheila Wellington
  • James Holman
  • Amy Wang
  • Michael Larsen LINK
  • Elizabeth Lyon LINK
  • Jenna Glatzer LINK
  • Moira Allen LINK
  • Kelly James-Enger LINK
  • Linda Formichelli LINK
  • Diana Burrell LINK
  • Elaura Niles
  • Julie Fast
  • Bill Johnson LINK
  • Leona Grieve
  • Jennie Shortridge LINK
  • Lee Silber LINK
  • Jane Friedman LINK
  • Rita Rosenkranz LINK
  • Michelle Ehrhard
  • Melissa Wuske LINK
  • Eric Maisel LINK
  • Sharon Miller Cindrich LINK
  • Barbara De-Marco Barrett LINK
  • Jeff Ayers LINK
  • Wayne Ude LINK
  • Nancy Boutin
  • C. Hope Clark LINK
  • Barb Weiser
  • Seth Godin LINK
  • Chris Andersen LINK
  • Cindy Hudson LINK
  • Sage Cohen
  • Gigi Rosenberg LINK
  • Abigail Green LINK
  • Jennifer Applin
  • Judy M. Miller LINK
  • Jenny Kales LINK
  • Jen Schile LINK
  • Tiffani Hill Patterson LINK
  • Megan Pincus Kajitani
  • Amy Mercer LINK
  • Allison Winn Scotch LINK
  • Heather Sellers LINK
  • Hallie Ephron LINK
  • Sharlene Martin LINK
  • Phil Sexton LINK
  • Lori Russell
  • Deborah Schneider LINK
  • Laura Bridgwater
  • Gregory A. Kompes LINK (The Endorsement Quest e-book)
  • Sue Fagalde Lick LINK
  • Susan W. Clark LINK
  • Cathy Belben LINK
  • Elizabeth Short
  • Pamela Kim
  • Mary Andonian LINK
  • Kati Neville LINK
  • Pat Duke LINK
  • Burton Haun LINK
  • Andrea Erickson
  • Malia Laughton
  • Ashleigh Rousselle
  • Carmen T. Bernier Grand LINK
  • Shelly Lipkin LINK
  • Susan Fletcher LINK
  • Marc Acito LINK
  • Cynthia Whitcomb
  • Elizabeth Rusch LINK
  • Heather Sharfeddin LINK
  • Brian Libby LINK
  • Christine Fletcher LINK
  • Linda Kuhlmann LINK
  • Samantha Ducloux Waltz LINK
  • Gail Konop Baker LINK
  • Amber J. Keyser LINK
  • David Michael Slater LINK
  • Laura Whitcomb LINK
  • Naseem Rakha LINK
  • Melissa Hart LINK
  • Marina Cameron
  • Alyssa McPartland
  • Nicole Rubel LINK
  • Paul Gerald LINK
  • April Henry LINK
  • Nena Baker LINK
  • Eric M. Witchey LINK
  • Page Jordan
  • Cheryl McKeon
  • Cory Doctorow LINK
  • Jessica Strawser LINK
  • Chuck Sambuchino LINK
  • Diana Page Jordan LINK
  • Greg Hatfield
  • Gretchen Roberts LINK
  • Diane Sawyer LINK
  • Kathy Sena LINK
  • Doug Zanger LINK
  • Michelle Te
  • Lydia Sharp LINK
  • Hope Edelman LINK
  • Jill Bryne LINK
  • Dan Case LINK
  • Guy L. Gonzalez LINK
  • Mike Shatzkin LINK
  • Kelly Messerly LINK
  • Meryl K. Evans LINK
  • Debbie Ridpath Ohi LINK
  • Penny C. Sansevieri LINK
  • Alana Lea
  • Linda Joyce LINK
  • Gwen Mayes LINK
  • Lela Davidson LINK
  • Mark Bennington LINK
  • Susan Liwanag
  • Joe Wikert LINK
  • Chris Brogan LINK
  • Allena Tapia LINK
  • Seth Harwood LINK
  • Cara Holman LINK
  • Mickey Ronningen
  • Carla Williams LINK
  • Renee Roberson LINK
  • Cornelia Seigneur LINK
  • Maria Schneider LINK
  • Claudean Wheeler
  • Terri Woesner
  • Jackie Papendrew LINK
  • Beryl Bray LINK
  • Lisa Romeo LINK
  • Stephanie Sheaffer LINK
  • Anne-Marie Nichols LINK
  • Priscilla Palmer
  • Michael Stelzner LINK
  • Meg Cabot LINK
  • Scott Sigler LINK
  • Dana Stabenow LINK
  • Gwyn Cready LINK
  • Katie Davis LINK
  • Heather Vogel Frederick LINK
  • J.A. Konrath LINK
  • Lisa McMann LINK
  • Laurel Snyder LINK
  • Susan May Warren LINK
  • Lynne Spreen LINK
  • Janine Boldrin LINK
  • Dan Blank LINK
  • Phil Messina
  • Valerie Foster
  • Cassi Denari
  • Nathalie Hardy LINK
  • Laurie Devala
  • Rob Siders LINK
  • Jeanette LeBlanc
  • Erin Barrette Goodman LINK
  • Angela Giles Klocke LINK
  • Jenni Crain LINK
  • Donna McDine LINK
  • Lucia Anderson
  • Mary Jo Campbell LINK
  • Liz Lewis
  • Tricia Grissom LINK
  • Katie Leonard
  • Cyndi Lopez
  • Kathleen McDade LINK
  • Christina Fonseca LINK
  • Kim Zook LINK
  • Kelly Hoeckelberg-Young LINK
  • Andrea White
  • Julie Steed LINK
  • Dena Dyer LINK
  • Robin Mizell LINK
  • Theresa Gould
  • Jen Crowell
  • Liz Sheffield LINK
  • Jessica Alvarado
  • Julieta Kendall
  • Wendy Correa
  • Stacy Graham
  • Aliza Libman LINK
  • Jaymie Dieterle LINK
  • Karen Banes LINK
  • Kim Murray
  • Deanna Godman LINK
  • Jen Levin
  • Sarah Joyce Bryant LINK
  • Heather Mark
  • Justine Ickes LINK
  • Jen Henderson LINK
  • Bethanne Patrick LINK
  • Tanya Egan Gibson LINK
  • Caleb J. Ross LINK
  • Kelly Nickell Seibert
  • Kevin Smokler LINK
  • Al Katkowsky LINK
  • Andy Hunter LINK
  • Donald Maass LINK
  • Guy LeCharles Gonzalez LINK
  • Lee Lofland LINK
  • Kelli Lidane
  • James Scott Bell LINK
  • Dallas Woodburn LINK
  • Becky Levine LINK
  • Ericka Lutz LINK
  • Caroline Grant LINK
  • Heidi Smith Luedtke LINK
  • Porter Anderson LINK
  • Judi Gardener
  • Eden Bainter
  • Krysty Krywko LINK
  • David Nussbaum
  • Sara Domville
  • Gary Vaynerchuk LINK
  • Susan Orlean LINK
  • Michael Hyatt LINK
  • Emily Chadwick LINK
  • Robert Lee Brewer LINK
  • Marcela Landres LINK
  • Jeff Rivera LINK
  • Dawn Frederick LINK
  • Barbara Drake
  • Jan L. Kardys LINK
  • Kerrie Flanagan LINK
  • Tricia Sanders LINK
  • Bharti Kirchner LINK
  • Carol J. Alexander
  • April L. Hamilton LINK
  • Robin Gorman Newman LINK
  • Jean Van’t Hul LINK
  • Johanna Harness LINK
  • Jan Udlock LINK
  • Hannah Burke
  • John Smith
  • Victoria Ryan
  • Jen Roland LINK
  • Malia Jacobson LINK
  • Angela Stevens LINK
  • TL Cooper LINK
  • Susan Ito LINK
  • Sarah Pagliosotti/li>
  • Jessica Morrel LINK
  • Pam Binder LINK
  • Lori L. Lake LINK
  • Nina Amir LINK
  • Valerie Willman LINK
  • Mary Margaret Maitland
  • Jeff Baker LINK
  • Cheryl Strayed LINK
  • Melinda F. Emerson
  • Barbara Baig LINK
  • Lora Shinn LINK
  • Lara Krupicka LINK
  • Christa Hines LINK
  • Dylan Klempner LINK
  • Pattie Reitz
  • Diane Turner Maller
  • Laura J Shank
  • Sue LeBreton
  • Christen Hansel
  • Tiffany Doerr Guerzon
  • Rebecca Einstein Schorr
  • Beth Fornauf
  • Yvonne Smith
  • Kathy Moulton
  • Kristin Wesel
  • Ruth Ann Adams
  • Elise Kimmons
  • Alyssa Chirco
  • Nancy Kummerlein
  • Leslie Grattan
  • Jane Estes
  • All the participants in my blog tours, amazon spike days, contests & giveaways
  • All of my book, e-book, workbook, and blog readers
  • All of the WPSS scholarship applicants
  • All the folks who attend and support the Northwest Author Series
  • All of the folks how have attended my talks and workshops
  • All of my friends and followers on social media
  • Everyone who has credited me for my work and ideas
  • Everyone who links to me and shares my work online
  • Everyone who has taken the time to thank me
  • Everyone who has referred folks to me
  • All of my students since 2001

Thanks to the following schools, groups, companies, events & orgs:

  • Wilbraham & Monson Academy LINK
  • Dartmouth College LINK
  • Columbia College Chicago LINK
  • Wilsonville Arts & Culture Council LINK
  • Wilsonville Public Library LINK
  • Wilsonville Friends of the Library LINK
  • Willamette Writers LINK
  • Writer’s Digest LINK
  • Pacific Northwest Writers Association LINK
  • Whidbey Island Writer’s Association & MFA Program LINK
  • King County Library System LINK
  • Village Books LINK
  • Third Place Books LINK
  • Orca Books LINK
  • Broadway Books LINK
  • Barnes & Noble, Clackamas Center LINK
  • SCBWI Oregon LINK
  • Oregon Writers Colony LINK
  • Rose City Romance Writers LINK
  • Association of Writers & Writing Programs LINK
  • Oklahoma Writer’s Federation, Inc. LINK
  • American Society of Journalists and Authors LINK
  • Digital Book World LINK
  • Literary Mama LINK
  • Wilsonville Starbucks
  • Preditors & Editors LINK
  • Wilsonville Lamb’s Thriftway LINK
  • Wordstock LINK
  • Pacific Northwest Bookseller Association LINK
  • Terroir Creative Writing Festival LINK
  • Missouri Writer’s Guild LINK
  • Mad Anthondy Writer’s Conference
  • Chuckanut Writer’s Conference
  • Tigard Public Library LINK

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