For me, 2018 will be remembered as a year of opportunity and dreams fulfilled, a year of gratitude and hard work, and a year of clarity. Signing my first contract with Loveswept was an incredible honor, as was signing with Nicole Resciniti of The Seymour Agency. Actually, I take that back: there are no words. Being incapable of finding words is an epic fail as an author, yet none seem to adequately describe how I feel about working with Sue Grimshaw and Nicole Resciniti. The same holds true for seeing my name on the USA Today bestseller list. Speaking at this year’s RWA national conference was a blast. I couldn’t have asked for more, though I received another career first: signing my second contract with Loveswept for ICE HARD, the second NY Nighthawks novel. Along the way, my family and I made new memories and I made new friends and relationships that I cherish. Was 2018 all sunshine and rainbows? Nope. But the challenges helped me appreciate the triumphs even more. Throughout 2018, there was love and laughter. There will be much more to come in 2019. Love, laughter, challenges, and hopefully opportunities … for my family, and yours. Happy New Year! May 2019 be our best year yet!