Thanksgiving in a Book
Pondering Thanksgiving the other day, it occurred to me that authors have a way to say thank you when they write a book. It’s the dedication.
Here is the dedication in my newest novel, Lord of the Mountain, a coming-of-age story set against a background of the Bristol Sessions, the “big bang” of country music.
The first and last lines of the dedication are simple and heartfelt, thanking my parents, wife, and daughter. As for the second line, there’s a story behind it…or, rather, three stories.
Thirty years ago, Yvonne and I made a life-changing move from L.A. to Nashville. When we arrived, we knew almost no one in town. Then that changed, thanks to some very special people.