Acknowledgement Page: Thanks for All the Help (Testing for Final Book)

Dariana by Jason Pedersen

Dariana by Jason Pedersen

First, there is a 98-99% chance that Legends of Windemere: The Spirit Well will be live by the end of the week.  Still time to volunteer for posting about it next week since the weekend tends to be rather slow even now.

Now, I’m doing this ‘thank you’ page and getting opinions on it.  This will go at the end of Legends of Windemere: Warlord of the Forgotten Age.  Figure I’ll write it up and test it here since I can’t touch the book.  The kid is home because it was parent/teacher conference day.  Didn’t realize this until Monday.  Anyway, here we go and remember this will be on the final book coming out NEXT DECEMBER:

From the Author

It wouldn’t be right to end this without saying thanks to the people who helped me get to this point.  I started working on Legends of Windemere in 1998 and now it’s ending just shy of two decades later.  It all began when I went to college, joined a D&D game, created a half-elven ranger named Luke Callindor, and realized this would make a fun story to share.  Wrapping my head around the fact that I won’t be waking up tomorrow with Luke and the other champions to work with.  Maybe I’ll sleep through the day and see if that helps, but I do have work to do.  Other heroes and adventures need attention that I haven’t given them in a long time.  I can only hope that I get the same amount of support for those stories as I did for Legends of Windemere.

Thank you to all of the players from the game that started it all.  You all gave me permission to use your characters and make adjustments when I realized a book can’t follow a game perfectly.  Thank you to Mike, Dave, Nate, Harold, Tracy, Sarah, Mark, Alan, Elisa, and Brynn.

Thank you to Jason Pedersen whose cover art immediately became an essential staple of the series. I wouldn’t have made it this far without him and I’m really thankful that we could work on this until the end.

Thank you to Ionia Martin for helping with editing, promoting, and advising me when I had no idea what I was doing.  I should also apologize for all the times I was stubborn and frustrating.  Thank you for never throwing me clear across a recently cleared clearing in Clearville, Pennsylvania.

Thank you to all of my characters for never giving up on me or turning on me when I made them suffer.  Some of you followed my plans while others (looking at you, Kira Grasdon) decided to change things and put me back to the drawing board.  I’m happy that each one of you has been memorable to write and taught me how to hone my skills.

Finally, a big thank you to every reader that entered Windemere.  Whether it was a single book or the whole series, I’m honored that you decided to take a chance on me.  I hope you enjoy the adventure and will return for whatever I do next.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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24 Responses to Acknowledgement Page: Thanks for All the Help (Testing for Final Book)

  1. L. Marie says:

    This is beautiful, Charles.


  2. Wonderful page for the last book.


  3. N. N. Light says:

    Excellent acknowledgement, Charles. Heart-felt with dashes of your wit thrown in. 🙂


  4. Like. Without wanting to sound self-pandering, you may want to throw in a line for those who have helped you promote the books or supported you in other ways as well. You have the readers, the players, Jason, and the editor, so that’s the only thing missing IMHO.


  5. I like the whole thing and your last edit of Nicholas’ suggestion.


  6. Bookwraiths says:

    With the last addition, it sounds perfect.


  7. When you think about it, writing a series of books does involve a lot of support from many sources. It’s great to remember them all.


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