Every once in a great while everyone needs a champion for their Cause. They can't be bought. They're hard to come by and when you have one you should hang onto them for dear life because they're not likely to come by again in this lifetime.
Everyone has their story. Mine goes like this, May 2010, I write Another Way To Die. February 2011 I win my first contract for publication. In April of 2011 I win my second contract for publication of No Ordinary Love.
My editor for No Ordinary Love was Tanja Cilia. She was a dream to work for. She expects nothing less than my best and really, how else would I want it? In October/November I wrote Gladiator. She liked the story enough to champion my Cause to the publisher and agreed to work with me again. I worked with Lea on Another Way To Die and loved her too, and she makes the final decision but Tanja's vocalness towards my Cause no doubt put me over the top.
Why wouldn't I want to dedicate a blog post to her? She may not be a hero but she certainly is a champion. She's nominated at http://Critters.org/predpoll/ for best book editor. If you have a moment to spare won't you spare her a vote?