I need to give a nod to a book that I read almost three decades ago. The chase up the mountain at the end of the book was influenced by a novel I read multiple times as a young girl titled, Weekend of Fear. It’s been so many years, I don’t remember the author, but for the end of Thorns of Revenge I wanted to capture those same breathless moments I had with that book, sucked into the suspense. To this day, I can still see in my mind the heroine in Weekend of Fear hiding in a department store display as the killer walks past. Such a cool scene—the author made it seem like I was right there with her, holding my breath, praying he wouldn’t find me too. Weekend of Fear, was the novel that first sparked my young mind into the avid reader I am today. I hope the Rory’s Choice series will do the same for young readers of this generation.