Someone in the SF section suggested I post this here. I suppose I should start by explaining what SciForums has meant to my writing career. It practically got its start here. It began with one of my boating misadventures, which I wrote up and posted somewhere. More than a few members enjoyed the tale so much, they said I should be writing for a living. The SciForum Wiki even listed me as the official "author" for a while, completely undeserved since I'd never written a full-length anything. Meanwhile, the amount of reading and posting I was doing here convinced me it was something worth pursuing. I wrote a space opera, got feedback from members, got more feedback on cover design, and the book ended up getting bought by a small publishing house. It went on to win some awards, garner great reviews, and sell pretty well for an unknown and debuting author. More books came out, sales picked up, and finally I hit some kind of critical mass. My WOOL series has gone bonkers. The four WOOL books are all in the top 5 of SF Anthologies on Amazon. The reviews on Amazon are mind-blowing. Another top author recently blogged that I am changing the course of science fiction publishing with this series (moving it back to the day of serial shorts at great prices, rather than hefty and expensive tomes). As of this writing, I have six titles in Bestselling Science Fiction Adventures. I don't think there's another author who can say that. They rank 4, 9, 11, 13, 26, and 56. It's pretty crazy. I'm probably going to quit my day job this month or next to focus on writing full-time. Without meaning to, I've become a science fiction author. All from getting up at crazy hours every morning and writing my butt off, honing my craft, trying to tell the best stories possible. In the back of my first novel, MOLLY FYDE AND THE PARSONA RESCUE, I explicitly thank SciForums in general and several members specifically. But I'd like to do it again and more publicly: Thank you. To the entire forum for being here. For teaching me so much over the years. For being a wonderful outlet for my curiosity, for teaching me how to disagree productively, and for getting me in the habit of writing every single day while straining for greater and greater clarity. I really owe a lot to this place, and I'll never forget it.