Dear all,

It seems surreal to me that this day is finally here! "Welcome to Drama Academy" (the novel version) is now available on Amazon and Createspace eStore as we speak! Links to both websites are on my has been three and a half years since I posted the first chapter of WTDA online. I still remember how excited I was when I received my first review for WTDA and that exhilarating feeling I have every time I see a review alert or a story alert in my inbox. Thank you, all of you, for sticking with me till the very end. Thank you for recommending the story to your friends; thank you for reviewing and giving me advice on how I could improve as a fanfiction writer.

Throughout the entire process of turning this fanfiction into a novel, there were countless of times that I wanted to give up, that I lost faith in myself and the story. A special thank you to those of you who PMed me over the years to show your support for the novel. Without you, I never would have had the will and strength to finish rewriting. You guys were my motivation to continue and this book is dedicated to all of you- my friends and readers on fanfiction and my supportive family. THANK YOU SO MUCH for everything. I wish I could give you a huge hug instead of just thanking you in the Acknowledgements.

The story will be pulled completely in the near future. I don't like posting A/Ns rather than actual chapters, but it was the only way I could think of to keep in touch with my readers after all this time. If you're still interested in my writing, please follow and subscribe to my Blogspot: http:/www(dot)melloveswriting(dot)blogspot(dot)com/ (the link is also on my profile) and add me to your Author Alert, so that way you'll be able to see my upcoming updates.

If you decide to give WTDA a chance, I hope you won't be disappointed when you finish all 613 pages (I still don't know how that happened). This is my first novel so I know it is far from perfect, and letting you guys down is one of the things that I worry about the most. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

I guess this is my final goodbye to the fanfiction version of "Welcome to Drama Academy". This doesn't mean I'm done with fanfiction. I'm not :) Thank you all again for the support and encouragement over the years and for helping me fulfill my dream. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.

-Mel