Today, I have been married 25 years to Randy Salas. I met him in my first creative writing class in college (taught by Wyatt Wyatt–that’s right–at the University of Central Florida). What a great class–I found both a new career I loved and a future husband I loved!
I know some writers whose families are less than encouraging of their writing dreams. But I am lucky enough to have a built-in support system for my writing. Randy has always encouraged me and offered support while I’ve tried to make my writing dreams work. It’s why I dedicated my first trade book, Stampede!, to him, and why every book I publish couldn’t exist without him. Here we are over winter break in December.
Oops, here’s the one I meant to get, though the above is how I take most pictures:>)
Happy Anniversary, Randy! Our story is my very favorite one.
Addendum: We decided not to buy gifts for our anniversary because we’re hoping to celebrate with a trip later this year. I wrote Randy a poem, and he made me a mix tape (OK, a mix CD). Can’t wait to listen to it on my way to my school visit today. And he sang this song and made this video:>) Isn’t he the cutest guy in the world?