To a Friend

8:55 AM

Dear Maria Morris,

Today I published the paperback version of the last and final part of your story. I have to say it was a happy, and sad, moment all at the same time.  You have been with me since 2007 and now, five years later, it is time for us to say goodbye.

In the years to come I am sure that I will write many characters, and books that people will say are better then the Destiny Trilogy.  However, I can't see any of them effecting me as much as your story did. As I wrote and edited your story, I often found myself praying or crying with the message God had in the story for me.  In 2009 and 2010, two of the hardest years of my life, God used your story to bring me hope and comfort.

I thank God for the stories and for a main character like you, Maria.  I couldn't have asked for any better.  I will miss you.  I will never forget the lessons you taught me, or the blessing you have been to me.  I hope that we will meet in a book again, someday (Quint is already bugging me about writing his story).

Farewell, for now.

Yours ever,

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  1. Those first characters have a way of coming back to visit from time to time. :) Congrats on finishing your third book and first trilogy. :)

  2. I too enjoyed reading Maria's story and I am glad she has been such a blessing in your life. I know she showed me some new things.

    Congratulations on finishing your first trilogy. :)

    PS- Quint's story? I'd love to read it if he ever convinces you to write it. :D

  3. Congratulations on finishing your trilogy! It's such a happy-sad feeling isn't it ... ? *Hug!* Yay for you and Mariah!