As of late I have been seeing the downside of being a romance writer. Few would believe how cutthroat this business can be, how a "friend" can turn on a friend because of jealousy. It's very disheartening, that when a writer should be happiest, so much negative comes along and tries to spoil that joy. It makes those special people, true friends, all the more precious. I have been very lucky to have some special friends, Dawn Thompson, Leanne Burroughs, Diane D. White, Victoria Bromley, Monika Wolmarans, Maggie Davis, Carol Anne Applegate are just a few of the wondeful people who have touched my life, supported me.