Does anyone read dedications in books, I wonder? I always do, because it took me some time to try to get mine right in just a few words. How can you sum up the importance of the person you are dedicating your book to in so few lines?
My first two published books are dedicated to my Mum, who I lost to a stroke very suddenly in 1997. I wish she could have seen them published, as she always believed it would happen. In my way, the dedication keeps her memory alive forever.
So, when you skip by our dedication page, maybe give it a moment’s thought, and wonder what those few words meant to us as we wrote them!