I swore to myself I wouldn't do this, to stoop to such a level, but I just can't resist. To all the agents who strung me along for months, especially to the agent who truly made be believe I was getting signed right down to the last email, and to the other agents who passed my manuscript around the office for the Survivor-like vote :
That's right, that's right!
I've been fortunate enough over the years to hit the bestseller list on Amazon in various countries, usually after said novel was marked down to $0.99, but NEVER on release day! It's been a year, so bittersweet personally and professionally, that I am humbled to think after all the rejection The Boxer and the Butterfly received (the market is too saturated ... I've got an author that writes like you ... your writing is great but not enough) the PEOPLE have spoken. And at the end of the day, it's you readers that count.
I honestly don't know what to say, but thank you! Thank you to all the readers, other authors and bloggers, and reviewers! And a HUGE thank you to Evernight Teen Publishing who has always embraced my work. I'm sending hugs and thankfulness to everyone who made The Boxer and the Butterfly a success.