This book’s dedication is to many people but first and foremost to my mom who read the first draft and my friend who let me read the story aloud to her and gave me the idea to make an audio book. Thank you both for your support, I appreciate you both <3..
Also,–in all technicalities–to my first ex. When he broke up with me, I wrote the love story I wanted to read. The one that is a little cheesy but ultimately ends in happily ever after. I wanted a love story where the princess is not always the damsel in distress, she has her stuff together 95% of the time. Where each of the love interests gets to be wholes who choose to stay together not because they need each other but because they want to. I wanted Will to recognize Kat isn’t perfect but to choose to love her all the same.
In the end, Will and Kat save each other which shows they ultimately have each other’s backs. This is the first short story I’ve finished and am actually content with. All the other short stories I’ve written were too dark or gritty. So thank you my first ex for giving me the experience of a relationship and breakup because, without it, I wouldn’t have been able to write this story. I didn’t love the experience…but who would? (Just to be clear, this story is not a reflection of my ex or the time we spent together. I ultimately wrote this story for myself.
Lastly, to you, dear reader. Thank you for reading my book! You’ve stuck it through until the end and I appreciate it.
As for the future of Will and Kat…
I may continue the series with some one-off type adventures. I have lots of ideas and they *could* travel to new lands. I don’t know if there will be a continuation or a sequel to this story. I’m open to it but we’ll see…
So to the Princess Kathrine’s out there, keep kicking butt being a diplomat and use your powers of influence for good. When the curse within you rises, recognize that’s not who you are at your core. To the young William Chances out there, everyone is human, even yourself. You are not bound to the burdens of your past so have courage. Honestly, I have so many songs I want to include in this dedication but I’ll settle for the YouTube playlist dedicated to this short story.
Thank you for reading “The Adventures of Will & Kat” as well as this dedication author’s note combo. I appreciate you. If you want to read other things I’ve written, click here. If you want the full ebook, complete with map, click here.