Roni asks our question this month and it should make for interesting responses.
Authors: how do you choose who to dedicate a book to (if you do).
Readers: do you read book dedications? (I always do!)
Loretta Rogers answered, "I enjoy reading dedication pages. Some of the dedications are inspiring. When I first published, I used dedications as an example how to write
I dedicate my books to people who might have inspired the story, or for example,
my WIP is a western romance w/ paranormal elements. I'm dedicating that one to a
friend who has a special connection to the paranormal. She sees ghosts. (Truly,
I'm not joking.)
My new TWRP vintage romance that releases next year, has a segment about LaDrang
Valley, Vietnam. So I've dedicated this book to all the military men and women
who served in Vietnam.
And then, of course, I've dedicated to my crit partner, various editors, my
daughters, brother/sister, and g'children.
Here's a question--what happens when you've run out of people/ideas to dedicate
to? Do you stop writing dedications or continue making up new ones?
Thanks for the question, Roni. This is fun."