here the way
most people do...
I used to work for
an author (still do), in fact, we have been working
together for so long we are practically the same person. However, as
the workload increased and I became responsible for certain projects
entirely, my wonderful collaborator finally said, "Lilly, this work
really belongs to you. Don't you think it's time you launched out on
And so I did.
But not without concern, as I am quite the shy
and unassuming type, and felt perfectly comfortable working away
quietly under the shadow of someone else. Besides that, we were a team
(a family, really) with two other spectacular personalities working
right along with us. Both of whom have been so gracious in helping me
to get started that I learned one of life's lovelier lessons from the
Which is that while you may go out adventuring
in far off places, a person never truly leaves home, because they carry
it right along with them in their heart. And because there are still
visits and homecomings, and even the occasional collaboration now and
then, I have discovered another rather wonderful thing.
Following your heart isn't about giving things
up or diminishing your life, it's about expanding it. To follow one's
heart is like accepting God's plan for your life (instead of your own),
and His plans always seem to be so much bigger and better than ours.
So, I am extremely happy that this little
"leap of faith" has brought me so many unexpected and wonderful things.
Like a book with my very own name on the cover. And readers like you.
Who I can share special moments and ideas with from time to time,
feel like visiting.
I hope you will come back often.
A tale of high adventure
on the high seas...
The first book with my
name on it...
The first book in my