When God first called me to write a book in 2012, I had a two things: a story idea and the sound of random dialogue among fictional characters in my head. What I didn't have was knowledge of how to craft a compelling story or the need to create relatable, sympathetic characters. Head hopping sounded like a mental disorder and POV like a Russian cocktail. During my first conference in 2013, I met Susie May Warren who taught on how to write a romance. Gotta say, the title of her presentation, Kiss and Tell, caught my attention. So did the slick little brochure on 5-day intensive writing retreats she was hosting in Destin, Florida. If I was going to take God's call seriously (and I was) I knew I had work to do. As a direct result of attending five Deep Thinker's Retreats and participating in Thursday night My Book Therapy peptalks for the past several years, I received my first contract in 2015, debut released 2019. I was represented by an agent for two years and have completed several manuscripts for future publication. There is no price that can be placed on the camaraderie, prayer support, novel writing experience, instruction and feedback offered through My Book Therapy. It's one of God's very best ideas!