Happy New Year everyone! I have kind of a silly story I wanted to share. In my teens, I wrote a convoluted scifi mess that, in my delusion, I sent off to Penguin-Random House (before they merged). No big surprise, I was rejected with a custom form. But I told myself, one day, I’ll be published by the biggest publisher in the world. Skip forward many years, and I saw this on the Penguin page thanks to my editor and realized the dream had finally come true with Mecha Samurai Empire. Thank you to my amazing editor, Anne Sowards and agent, Judy Hansen, for giving this incredible opportunity and helping my silly teenage dream come true.