Author has written 6 stories for Twilight.
Many of you know that my mother was my roll model for Impact’s Bella.
She lived in our home and relied on my family for around the clock care. Updates and interactions with each of you ebbed and flowed based on the attention she required. In May of last year her health began to decline and she spent a much of her time in and out of the hospital in the following months.
Eight weeks ago her sixty year battle with MS came to an end. I miss her sweet smile and compassionate heart. She was a stellar example of living life to its fullest, despite having limitations resulting from a physical disability. Caring for her was a blessing that I’ll never regret.
Since life has finally settled down, I’ve had some time to go back and read each one of your reviews. So many came in while Mom was ill, my sincere apologies for not having time to read or respond.
I'd like to take a moment to thank each and every one of you who has supported Impact throughout the rewarding journey that began nearly five years ago. You've been so much more than readers and have become so much more than friends.
Impact was a special project for my mother and me. Your, sometimes very personal, accounts about how the story inspired you meant the world to her and we talked a number of times about working to bring the story to a more diverse group of readers outside the Twilight fandom. In order for the promise I made to become a reality, I need to edit Impact and make the appropriate changes so I can offer it to my readers as a work of original fiction.
Impact will remain on this site, in its entirety, until June 1, 2014, but then it will be taken down. Outtakes will continue to post as time permits. I appreciate your understanding and your patience.
The decision to remove Impact from the site where it's been available since 2010 is a bittersweet one, but it was your words of encouragement that have allowed me to believe Impact could be something more.
Updates on Impact's progress, as well as any other pertinent information can be found on my website as well as other forms of social media.
The Impact blog www.no-snickers.blogspot.com is under re-construction, but will remain as an information and referral site for individuals with disabilities.
Team Impact has begun working behind the scenes to help make this possible. I owe you all so, so much. Thank you.
Thank you for your comments, reviews and your words of support, but more importantly, I thank you for the precious investment of your time as you accompanied me on this journey. There aren't enough words to express my gratitude.
Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. -Cyril Connolly