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
Publicity Coordinator – Deena Ileto – For your faith in me
E-book Producer - Chris Osmond - For sharing your gifts and talent
Marketing Mentor – Sheri Fink – For giving me courage
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.
Barnes & Noble - Bella Terra/ Huntington Beach - To Rachel / Store Manager, For taking a chance with
me, putting my book on your shelves, paving the way for other stores to trust my story, and making my
dream of being in your store a reality.
Barnes & Noble - Del Amo Mall / Torrance - To James / Store Manager, For hosting the large book signing
event in my hometown, and for making sure my book is front and center (and moving it if not).
Barnes & Noble - Boston / Massachusetts - Andrea / Store Manager, For being my first out of state reading
and allowing me to share my store not only with the children of Boston, but with my Bostonian Cousins
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