Three of my adult children got tattoos in honor of their mom. Susan had no tats but she would absolutely love the idea. (I took a pass, preferring to do scars instead.) We also decided to put the artwork on Susan’s headstone.
Allow me to translate:
Susan’s middle name is Bea and she’s the inspiration for Queen Bea in my Matterhorn series. She bugged me for years to write down the bedtime stories I made up for our kids—hence the bee with a crown pushing a quill pen.
The eight books took me ten years to write, working in the margins of a busy life. Susan cheered and encouraged me along the way and put up with the vagaries of a scribbler’s life.
The dedication in the books is literally and literarily true:
The characters and stories in this series exist because of Susan,
who made them all possible.