A Special Thank You
A special thank you goes out to those
who made my first book, Cub’s Wish, possible:
Illustrator - Yidan Yuan - For your beautiful vision and turning the words into art
Editor – Alana Garrigues - For winding the words together so they embrace the heart
Digital Formatter – Michael Au - For putting it into place (and your patience)
Website Designer – Anh Au – For putting me out there beautifully (and your patience)
Writing Mentor – Nutschell Windsor – For giving me hope
Marketing Mentor – Sheri Fink – For giving me courage
Publicity Coordinator – Deena Ileto – For your faith in me
E-book Producer - Chris Osmond - For sharing your gifts and talent
Critique and Development – The Children’s Book Writer’s of Los Angeles CBWLA – For a sense of
community and the wealth of knowledge
School /Event Coordinators – Maria Reyes, Anna Miller Sharma, Sue Garbe, Maria Garba, Brenda
Sampson– For opening your doors and being the first in allowing Cub’s message to be heard.
Shop Owners – Carol Fisher (KIDZ Boutique), Barb Lieberman & Ellie Lieberman (Pipe and Thimble),
Rosanna Yeung (R+F) – For bringing Cub’s Wish to the public.
Former Employer - Terri & Lee Barden - For allowing me time to chase my dream, while earning my keep.
Podcast Producer – Jed Dougherty (Jedlie) and Fatima (Reading With Your Kids) – For being my first
podcast and opportunity for having my voice heard across the states, and trusting in Cubs Wish
Promotional Items - True Image Art / Dave - For making it all look great
Bishop Montgomery High School - John Hong (art Teacher) for finding Yidan, knowing my vision, and the
support of you and Sue.
Andi Marafino - For your spirit and support through the BMHS community
Family and Friends – For the love, support, and belief in my dreams, and for sharing Cub's Wish with your
My Grama – For bestowing your gifts and having your heavenly hand on my shoulder as I go along
My Mom - For my spunk and "Don't Mess With Me" ability, and for your pride in me
My Boys – For inspiring me, For being my reason, For challenging me to be more.
My Husband, Lee – For your undying, unconditional love, for letting me be me, for your moral support,
and the gift of you. And for being the chillest Panda around!
God – For carrying me through the fears, opening the doors, and creating this amazing path. With you all things are possible. I am truly blessed