Goodness. Who would believe it?
Step by step, word by word, week by week, Denver Cereal continued until, low and behold, it turned five years old today.
Most of you have heard me tell the story of how it started.
I'd written a short serial for another blog to see if a) I was capable of writing serial fiction and, b) if I enjoyed it. I was out to dinner with Ricardo Baca when the conversation turned to Denver Cereal. Rick told me that when he was reading the story, he kept trying to link it back to the places he knew in Denver. He said something like, "Wouldn't it be cool if there was a series written here?"
I went home, took out a little story about Jill, and Denver Cereal began.
Just like that.
In the meantime, the entire publishing industry has reorganized, Kindle has tried their hand at serial fiction, new blogs have started, old blogs have ended, and Denver Cereal has continued.
I'm so very grateful.
I feel so incredibly lucky that Jill, Jacob, Valerie, Mike, Delphie, Sam, Celia, Sandy, Aden, MJ, Honey, Charlie, Sissy, Nash, Noelle, Teddy, Katy, Jackie, Maggie, and... all the other supporting characters who drop in to create chaos, laughter, and support.
Thank you for making this happen. Without you, there would be no Denver Cereal.
Thank you for your support, kindness, laughter, and general "What?" when we're all surprised at what's going on.
In order to celebrate Denver Cereal's 5th birthday, we're giving away 3 sets of Denver Cereal 1-7 in paperback.
To enter, leave a comment and tell me which Denver Cereal character owns a condo in this building in the photo; or answer the question on Facebook; or reply with the correct answer to the newsletter (goes out at 10 am MT).
Winners will be chosen at random from those who get the correct answer. Good luck.