The list is so long. So many people have helped me and been great role models for me throughout my life. However, if I had to pick one, it's Tricia Gallagher. As a full time mom, she doesn't always get the recognition she should, but she's been an amazing friend to me. When my girls were in a near fatal sledding accident five years ago, it was Tricia who helped me survive the first twenty-four hours, and the many that came after that.
When I began my writing endeavors, Tricia read through all of my manuscripts and critiqued them meticulously - part of her legal training put to work for me - which made me a better writer.
When I was on author tour two summers ago, she put me, my children, and my babysitter up for a week in her house, which, did I mention, was totally under renovation.
Tricia Gallagher is a great friend. She's a great role model. She's a great person. And I've never really gotten the chance to tell her how great I think she is. Tricia, this October Ovation is for you!
Share the love by checking out these other blogs for more October Ovations:
Through the Tollbooth
Elizabeth–About New York
Jason–Scribblings of a Madman
The Adventures (and Misadventures) of Amy
Sandy–Peaceful Heart Stained Glass
Debra–From Skilled Hands
Welcome to the Patti-O
Travis–One Word, One Rung, One Day
Larramie–Seize A Daisy