There are so many people to thank. So many people who have put up with my nonsense, been patient with my blibber blabber and let me think out loud about this whole project. Here are just a few:
My darling husband, Ryan. My daughter, Ayla July. These two have put up with me the most. I mean, they do live with me. There have been many times I don't get to hang with them because I'm on a deadline. Especially during those weeks I'm trying to run The MoMeMans while also working a freelance gig. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I'm grateful to have you in my life. And grateful for my little test subject that always thinks mommy's work is funny.
My mom, Yolanda. My dad, Oscar. Thank you for always supporting me in my adventures and endeavors and thank you for thinking I'm kinda cool.
Donny Dykowsky for being the best music producer and collaborator.
Lindsey Kaufman Palan, Dan Palan, Frances Schmidt, Kristen Rumble, Carly Cooper Shin and Maria Peracchio Liu for advice and your time during endless drafts and rewrites.
Angie Chen for showing me how to look at things.
I want to thank Freehold Cafe and the folks who work there and Blank Cafe and the folks who work there. Thank you for your strong and delicious cold brew that keeps me cranking out work when I'm tired.
I want to thank my neighbor, Jennifer Bernstein, for allowing me to knock on her door in the middle of the day when I get new products because I'm so excited to show someone!
That guy I shared an office with while on a freelance job. I don't remember your name but you gave me a lot of encouragement and really motivated me.
I also want to thank Peter Moore Smith for telling me years ago, "I like your drawings. You should do something with them." Thanks Peter. Thanks for giving me a nudge and changing my life. ;)
The lesson here is: Give compliments when you like someone's something. It might change their life.