My name is Day Parker and I hated reading—yes I know, keep
reading—until a friend of mine lent me a book, The Lifeguard
by Richie Tankersley Cusick, when I was thirteen. From there, I
was hooked and never again without a book.

     I read all of her books along with L.J. Smith, Christopher Pike,
and R.L. Stine. I still remember the anticipation of waiting for the
book to be released, impatiently thinking, can’t you write
faster—for which I now apologize.

     The exhilaration of being lost in another world, was for me,
the best thing ever. I knew then that I wanted to be a writer. I
wanted to make others fall in love with reading as I had.

I hope I have succeeded.

     “For all of you who read my book, enjoy. I hope it enchants you as
much as it has me.”

Thank you,