False Start (Mavericks #1)(168)

By: Julianna Marley

Jason: Thank you for your unwavering support and for pushing me through all the times I was ready to give up. Thank you for eating barely edible meals for nearly twelve months while I wrote and for being the dance class dad because I JUST HAD to get another chapter out of me. Thank you for listening to all my crazy ideas on long car rides and for loving this story and these characters almost as much as I do. But mostly, thank you for always putting my dreams ahead of your own. I love you something awful.

Jocelyn: Thank you for not only being my inspiration, but also, “my why”. You are all that is good in my life and I continue to dream and push past my own comfort zone to make you proud and to be a shining example for you each and every single day. Baby girl, you can be anything you want to be in this world, even if it doesn’t make sense to anybody else, you must always chase your dreams. I didn’t always believe that, but I do now. I promise as your mama to always help you and show you how to do just that. To live out your dreams. I love you to the moon and back…and then some more.

My parents, sisters, brothers and entire family: I was so nervous to tell y’all about this new project at first. Thank you for making me feel so silly for ever doubting your love, encouragement, and faith in me. I love you. You’re my people.

Angela, Corinne, Cadi, & Sam: Thank you for being the best friends a girl could ask for. Thank you for always making my pain, your pain and for believing in me when I don’t believe in myself. I love my bitches!

Heather: My sanity in this crazy new world of writing, thank you for always giving me the smack on the ass that I need to push forward and give me courage. Thank you for all your extra time, energy and help. You’re incredible.

Ellie: Thank you for editing a novice writer’s work and for taking on this story without blinking an eye. You really are a magical unicorn.

Shann: My “cover angel” whose simple words, “want to try something different?” turned out to be one of the best decisions I made for this book. Thank you, I love this cover. And you!

YOU: In case you weren’t aware, this book is for you. Yeah, you. The next one will be for you too. For the ones who need some quiet time after putting in a full day or need to escape for a little while, these books are for you. And nothing will ever bring me more joy than hearing that I, little ol’ me, could provide that for you.

My journey in this overwhelming and fascinating world of writing and self-publishing has already begun and because you’re reading this right now, it means that you are on this journey with me. I can’t wait to have you beside me as I navigate this new adventure and hopefully inspire, encourage and entertain you.




All my love yesterday, today & tomorrow.

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