Karen Ball edited The Note, and she did a wonderful job.  I specifically remember that she had me amp up the emotional wattage at the end–I tend to be practical first, romantic second. 🙂  (As if you couldn’t tell.)  Karen was right in her nudge for me to make the characters more emotional at the ending.  (I think the movie amps it up even a little more . . .) 

And I just remembered something else about The Note. The novel released in early 2001, and it’s about a plane crash.  It also mentions the World Trade Center towers, because I remember having to do a bit of research about the towers–one of the peripheral characters has an office there.  
Anyway, on September 11, 2001, I was at Lori Copeland’s house in Missouri.  And after we watched the Trade Center Towers fall, I felt an odd sense of deja vu–I had just written about them, I thought.  It had been over a year before, but still . . . 
Lori and I went to the closest Wal-Mart and I found a copy of The Note in a book rack.  I flipped through the pages, and there it was–the World Trade Center towers. And a plane crash. 
Not exactly prophetic, but enough to send a shiver down my spine. 
Tomorrow: Results and reader reaction  


  1. Kathy

    I checked the publishing date after I read the part about the towers. I wondered if you’d thought about it at all after 9/11.

    Can’t wait to see if my cute doggy wins the prize for dressing up!

  2. Kathy

    P.S. Looking back I see that some of my comments didn’t post and I think it’s because I can’t always tell what all those weird letters are : (


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